Torrance, CA (May 26, 2017): This morning, Bishop Montgomery celebrated its fifty-seventh commencement ceremony, graduating 239 seniors from the high school. The ceremony was held in Bishop Montgomery’s Knight Stadium with over 2,500 people in attendance.
Twenty-seven seniors were acknowledged as valedictorians for earning cumulative GPA’s of 4.50 and higher. During the ceremony, Principal Rosemary Libbon introduced each valedictorian, brought them to the stage and awarded each a large medal for their accomplishment. Two of the valedictorians, Rebecca Altshuler and Rebecca Moore, both of whom earned the class’ highest GPA of 4.63, gave valedictory addresses. Another valedictorian, Nicolas Simone, was also named the class’ Salutatorian, and he, too, addressed the class with a humorous, yet moving speech, that touched on some of the highlights from the class’ four years at Bishop Montgomery.
Fr. Jim Anguiano, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ Director of the Houses of Formation, served as the archdiocese’s representative and conferred the diplomas. Before awarding the seniors with their diplomas, Fr. Jim implored them to always keep their faith first as they embark on new adventures and chapters in their lives. He reminded them of the amazing Bishop community of which they have been of a part, and that they will take the spirit of this community with them as they embrace their futures.
At the 90 minute ceremony’s conclusion, the seniors moved their tassels from right to left and Libbon pronounced them officially as “alumni of Bishop Montgomery High School.” After they processed off the field, the seniors were greeted by families and friends for pictures all over the BMHS campus that lasted well into the afternoon.