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Salute to Seniors

May 19, 2009

Academy of Notre Dame 2009

Academy of Notre Dame, Class of 2009

Graduation: Sunday, June 1st at 1 p.m.

Location: The Academy

The Class of 2009

Breanna Lucci

Maggie Blinn

Daniela Christenakis

Mary Melo

Amanda Belleville

Alyssa Finneral

Casey Gariepy

Kaitlyn Roberts

Rosalyn Somsak

Katherine Akerley

Jacqueline Hanson

Trang-Kim Nguyen

Brittany Swift

Kelsey Wright

Nicolette Kafasis

Elizabeth Masson

Nissay Keo

Kathryn Day

Shay Tierney

Samantha Wood

Nicole Gallant

Stephanie Lennon

Christa Metropolis

Stephanie Todis

Meredith Baptist

Danielle Christians

Chloe Ainley

Shayla Belanger

Danielle Morin

Stephanie Poulin

Shannon Comerford

Erin Fandozzi

Ashley Donaghue

Hannah Godshall

Hillary Gospodarek

Christina Massa

Mrinalinee Das

Maria Kontos

Emily Noel

Kassia Russell

Class Information

Number of seniors: 39

Class officers: Maggie Blinn, president; Daniella Christenakis, vice president; Alyssa Finneral, treasurer; Hannah Godshall, secretary

Class advisors: Sandra Martin and Barbara Vitale

Prom: Friday, May 15, Sky Meadow Country Club

Class Memories

  • The Class of 2009 pulled a great senior prank! They arrived early one morning and parked their cars askew in the faculty parking lot with signs on their cars that read - Caution: Seniors Parking. Faculty then had to park in the student lot after having a good laugh at the prank. The seniors were also considerate, though, for they left one teacher's usual parking space available for her due to health concerns. A nice combination of humor and compassion!

  • My fondest memory of the Class of 2009 is of their adopting the entire class of ninth graders this year (in contrast to pairing up individually with a frosh "baby sister"). From the beginning of the year, the seniors made the Class of 2013 feel special by inviting them to lunch in the Senior Caf, by surprising them by decorating their lockers with candy and other items on Halloween, Christmas surprises and so on. Most recently the seniors carpeted the ninth grade hallway with hundreds of jelly-bean colored balloons. The Class of 2013, and all the rest of us at the Academy of Notre Dame, will miss their big sisters in the graduating Class of 2009!

  • The Class of 2009 is a class with a multitude of gifts. Some are gifted with extending help to the less fortunate, others with creativity in art or in writing, singing, or dancing. Academically, they have followed a rigorous program which will ensure their success in college. Although more than ready to graduate and leave the Academy, many are already talking about returning to help with the annual summer "New Student Sleepover" and our fall Open Houses for new students.

Congratulations Class of 2009

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