RIDGELY — The Benedictine School held its annual graduation ceremony on Wednesday, June 13, in Ridgely to celebrate the accomplishments of 13 students.
The ceremony recognized the individual achievements of each graduate with a special award presentation. Parents, students and staff gathered on campus at the school’s updated community center. Previously convent space used by the Sisters, the chapel was used for the first time for this year’s graduation.
This year’s class motto was “The World is Our Canvas.”
Families and guests enjoyed an evening of hospitality as the culminating event of the school year. The ceremony included a live performance of the national anthem sung by staff member Yvonne Duckery, a sign language routine performed by a group of volunteer staff and a sentimental graduation video created by teacher Nick Fox.
Special guests included Michael Arntz, community liaison of U.S. Rep. Andy Harris; Dan Franklin, vice president of the Caroline County commissioners; and Wilbur Levengood, Caroline County commissioner.
Greensboro Pharmacy owner and pharmacist Michelle Zdradzinski was recognized during the event with the Community Award for her commitment to serving the students of Benedictine and always helping to meet special requests over the years.
Graduates from The Benedictine School were awarded a High School Certificate of Program Completion and will move on to adult life in their home communities.