Our Lady of Fatima School 2018 Commencement Exercises

WILTON—Our Lady of Fatima School-Wilton held its commencement exercises on Friday evening, June 15th for its graduating Eighth Grade Class. The event included a Mass offered by Our Lady of Fatima Pastor, Reverend Reginald Norman, followed by a reception. Featured commencement speakers were Fatima “graduating” parent, Dr. George Zahrah and School Principal, Stanley Steele. During the commencement, Annual scholarships & awards were presented as follows: Eugene Rooney Award: Ellen Siobhan Feeney; Home School Association Awards: Anna Maria Zahrah and Griffin James McMahon; and Performing Arts Awards: Clare Olivia Beggan and Elizabeth Ashley Beggan. In addition, a new award was offered this year by Fatima parishioners Phillip Lauria and Elaine Tai-Lauria in honor of their beloved son Phillip who lost his battle with cancer in May. Phillip was a 2001 Fatima graduate. The Phillip Lauria Jr. Memorial Award was presented to Ryan J. Carroll.

Members of the Class of 2018 represent the towns of Fairfield, Norwalk, Wilton, Westport and Weston. Eighth Grade graduates include: Madison Suzanne Bartek, Clare Olivia Beggan, Elizabeth Ashley Beggan, Anthony Peter Bonaddio, Jenna Brooke Bonafide, Christina Renée Carford, Ryan J. Carroll, Demetra Maria Christakos, Rebecca Elizabeth Crocitto, Anais Lu DeJesus, Ellen Siobhan Feeney, Alexandra Fordsman, Katherine Emma Hanavan, Emma Londoner, Griffin James McMahon, Charles Paul Meyer, Ashley Sophia Moayedi, Elizabeth Ashley Scott, Victoria Caitlin Vizza, Olivia Wendorff and Anna Maria Zahrah.

The graduates will attend the following high schools in the fall: Academy of Our Lady of Mercy-Lauralton Hall, Bishop England High School ( Charleston, SC), Fairfield College Preparatory School, Immaculate High School, Norwalk High School, Saint Joseph High School, Staples High School- Westport, Wilton High School, Weston High School.

Our Lady of Fatima School is a Roman Catholic co-educational school offering Pre-Kindergarten 3 through Grade 8. Recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School, Our Lady of Fatima has a rich history of Catholic education and academic excellence spanning over 56 years. The school has been selected as one of six Diocesan schools to participate in the Personalized Learning Initiative launching in fall 2018. The blended learning experience of the traditional classroom with updated technology infrastructure, new hardware and student devices, and programming will provide each child with a personalized approach to learning. For admissions information for fall 2018, please contact 203.762.8100 or visit Our Lady of Fatima School is located at 225 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT.

Photo caption: Pictured with graduates include (left, front row ) 8th Grade Homeroom and Middle School Math Specialist Geri Galasso; (right, middle row) Reverend Reginald Norman, Our Lady of Fatima Church Pastor ( left, back row) Stanley Steele, Principal.