Graduation is May 23

Heelan to Graduate 94 at the Orpheum
Posted on 05/19/2021
A senior class of 94 will graduate from Bishop Heelan Catholic High School in a commencement ceremony Sunday, May 23 at 2 p.m. at the Orpheum Theatre.

Co-Valedictorians Mary Catherine Fitzsimmons and Avery Nelson will formally address the Class of 2021. Student Council President Bereket Ware will lead his class in the Prayer to St. Francis, and senior vocalist Nancy Hochderffer will sing the Ave Maria.

The ceremony will include Bishop R. Walker Nickless, Bishop Heelan Schools President Dr. John Flanery, Bishop Heelan High School’s Principal Christian Bork, Dean of Students Ben Mohning and Chaplain Fr. Shane Deman. 

Flanery and Bishop Nickless will both address the graduates and guests.

Class Highlights:  
– 95% have indicated that they will pursue post-secondary education; 82% will enroll in four-year institutions.
– Grads have been offered $14.3 million in academic scholarships and $1.1 million in athletic scholarships.
– 21 students were recognized for graduating with a weighted GPA of over 4.0.
– 53 students (56% of the class) were recognized for graduating with 60 hours or more of community service hours.
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