On Saturday, June 1, Cornelia Connelly School held its 55th commencement ceremony. In keeping with the nationwide Holy Child Network of Schools’ tradition, Connelly graduates wore beautiful floor-length white gowns, white gloves, and each carried a bouquet of elegant red roses during the outdoor ceremony that took place on Connelly’s Sullivan-Henry Field. This year they were honored to have the Most Reverend Kevin Vann, JCD, DD, Bishop of Orange, award the students their diplomas.
CCS students participated in the Holy Child Exchange Program, studying abroad in Ireland and England. The service-oriented student body volunteered over 12,717 service hours across southern California The Class of 2019 was awarded nearly $4,000,000 in talent and merit-based scholarships and were accepted by such notable universities as USC, UCLA, Berkeley, Johns Hopkins, Georgetown, and internationally at Temple University Japan and Universidad de Monterrey, taking the school motto of “lead, serve and inspire” to heart!