Commencement for the Class of 2022 was held on Sunday, June 5th at The Heights. The Class of 2022 is the largest Heights class to date with seventy-two young men joining the ranks of Heights alumni, including three sons of Heights graduates. Dr. Andrew Abela, Dean of the Busch School of Business at The Catholic University of America and father of Dominic ’17 and John Paul ’22 gave the commencement address focusing on perseverance in difficult times. Look for more coverage and pictures in the summer issue of Cavalcade.
For most of the new alumni, college is the next step. They will be attending Catholic University (11 graduates), University of Dallas (7), Franciscan University of Steubenville (4), Notre Dame (3), University of Virginia (3), Georgetown (2), Indiana (2), LSU (2), University of Maryland (2), Northern Virginia Community College (2), Temple (2), Virginia Tech (2), William & Mary (2), Arizona State, Baylor, Bowie State, Christopher Newport, Clemson, East Carolina, Elon, Georgia, Hood, Kentucky, La Salle, Loyola, University of Miami, Norfolk State, UPenn, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, St. Joseph’s University, Seton Hall, University of South Florida, Stevens Institute of Technology, University of Tampa, Thomas Aquinas College, University of Toronto, Towson, and Washington & Lee.
Four members of the class will continue to play soccer (three Division I at Kentucky, Seton Hall, and La Salle, and one Division III at Hood); one plans to run cross country and track at Division III Catholic University, and one is headed to a top-20 Division I lacrosse program at St. Joseph’s!
Some of the graduates overcame a variety of adversities in their high school years from taking care of siblings due to sick parents, their home burning down, or extremely long commutes. This class is also highly dedicated to service with many giving much of their time in high school to helping others, especially those less fortunate than themselves, both locally and internationally. Further testament to the spirit of service is that one member of the class will be enlisting in the military and one is entering the seminary.
Congratulations to the class of 2022 on all their accomplishments!