1,000 graduate from Catholic high schools


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SAN DIEGO — Around 1,000 students graduated from the five Catholic high schools within the Diocese of San Diego, with at least 95 percent planning to attend college.

The Academy of Our Lady of Peace held its graduation ceremony on May 25. A total of 175 young women graduated, including Mia Davis and Michaela Hine, who were co-valedictorians.

In Calexico, a total of 86 seniors graduated on May 26 from Vincent Memorial Catholic High School, where Leticia Bazua was honored as the valedictorian.

St. Augustine High School also held its graduation on May 26. Z. Harrison Quinto was named the St. Augustine Medal Winner, the school’s highest honor.

A total of 252 students graduated on May 26 from Mater Dei Catholic High School, where Isabel Koch was honored as the valedictorian.

On May 27, a total of 355 students graduated from Cathedral Catholic High School. Esteban Murillo was honored with the Don Award and Anna Fox with the Doña Award.

“The time has come for the Class of ‘23 to begin the process of departure so that they may continue their life’s journey,” wrote Christine Braunstein, the Vice Principal for Campus Life at Mater Dei Catholic, to the school’s graduating seniors and their parents. “They have matured academically, spiritually, and socially. Congratulations!”

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