On Sunday, June 4, The Heights School held its 50th commencement ceremony. Sixty-four young men received a diploma, said their goodbyes, and began a new relationship with the school as Heights alumni. Former Congressman Mike Ferguson, a Heights Board Member, and father of Jack ’16 and Joseph ’23 gave the commencement address. He explored the virtues that underpin the essence of a hero, which, he noted, are what these graduates have strived for while at The Heights and what our world needs today. Look for more coverage in the upcoming summer Cavalcade.
The class featured two record numbers: twenty-five lifers (students who have attended the school since third grade) and four sons of alumni.
For the majority of this year’s graduating class, college is the next adventure. Students will be attending the following colleges and universities this fall: The Catholic University of America, University of Notre Dame, Franciscan University of Steubenville, University of Dallas, Virginia Tech, Princeton University, University of Maryland, the United States Military Academy at West Point, American University, University of Virginia, United States Naval Academy, Villanova University, Arizona State University, Ave Maria University, Northern Virginia Community College, Christendom, Fordham, Holy Cross College, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, James Madison University, University of Navarra (Pamplona, Spain), Montgomery College, Ohio Wesleyan, Purdue University, University of San Francisco, University of Scranton, Texas A&M, Thomas Aquinas College (Massachusetts Campus), and Williams College.
This class has achieved notable athletic accomplishments while at The Heights and some will continue to compete at the collegiate level in the following sports: Division III baseball (Ave Maria), Division I basketball (Virginia Tech), Division I diving (U.S. Naval Academy), Division I swimming (Fordham), and Division III lacrosse (Williams College and Ohio Wesleyan).
In addition, these graduates are dedicated to service. Three will attend service academies (West Point and US Naval Academy), three will enter ROTC programs (Air Force and Navy), and one will enlist in the Army. Moreover, one alumnus will spend the next two years serving as a missionary.
Congratulations to the class of 2023!