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SMES 2012 Graduating Class Basking in Its Tartan Family at 27th Commencement

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The Class of 2012, the largest in St. Margaret’s 33-year history, graduated on Saturday among its close-knit community of family and friends. The class of 108 students will go on to 70 colleges and universities in 25 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, France and Scotland in the fall, but on Saturday they embraced the school of the Tartan and the Cross one last time before embarking on new adventures.

Sunday’s San Juan Capistrano Patch article captured the spirit of St. Margaret’s in its recount of graduation as it discussed how, “if a graduating senior’s mom works there, she gets to hand her child the diploma on stage. The same is true if a parent serves on the board of trustees. And if the student has been there since preschool, preschool Director Ingrid Andrews does the honor.”

St. Margaret’s Associated Student Body President Caroline Walters said it best in her Commencement speech when she referred to St. Margaret’s as a “little bubble,” where “the teachers invested in our lives, not just as students but as young people.”

In addition to commemorating this exceptionally talented class with 100 percent of its graduates going on to a four-year colleges of universities next year, Saturday’s ceremony also celebrated Associate Headmaster David Boyle’s 32 years of service to the school and the community and his retirement at the end of this school year. Mr. Boyle delivered the Commencement Address.

The ceremony ended with the graduates adorning the steps of the school’s new Performing Arts Center for a memorable cap toss photo.

Click here to read more the San Juan Capistrano Patch article.



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