Immaculate High School 2022 Commencement ceremony

DANBURY—Immaculate High School 2022 Commencement ceremony was held on Saturday, June 4 at the O’Neill center, Western State Connecticut University.

The Honorable Dean Esposito, Mayor of Danbury, addressed the students and complimented them on their exemplary academic achievements despite the challenges created by the pandemic. Stacie Stueber, Diocese of Bridgeport Deputy Superintendent reminded students to choose their words carefully and to be true to themselves followed by Board Chairperson and ‘86 alumnus David Cappiello who quoted baseball coach, Jimmy Dugan, played by Tom Hanks in the movie A League of Their Own: “It’s supposed to be hard.  If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it. Hard work is what makes it great.” He told students “that the growth and accomplishments you achieve through your hard work, struggles and pure determination are what you will remember most fondly and will define who you are as a person.”

The 117 students of the Class of 2022 were awarded $33.5 million in college scholarships and grants. School President Mary Maloney thanked the parents and faculty for helping the students achieve their full potential. She encouraged the graduates “to continue to use their talents and embrace discourse with the intent to make compassionate differences that will become infectious. Always remember that seeking the truth is to seek God through your whole heart, mind, spirit and soul.”

Although there were many pandemic restrictions implemented by organizations in the Danbury area, the graduating class completed 22,931 hours of community service. In her address, Principal Wendy Neil praised their exceptional dedication to caring for others and encouraged them to be proactive in diminishing decisions that have a negative impact on humanity and world peace.

Immaculate High School is a top-rated A+ private, non-profit Catholic college-preparatory institution serving students from 28 communities in Connecticut and New York. Founded in 1962, Immaculate High School also allows students to focus on academic excellence, spiritual development, service to others, and personal goals.  Located in Danbury, CT, Immaculate High School is part of the Diocese of Bridgeport’s school system