Eighth through eleventh grade classes came together for the Closing Mass led by Fr. Michael Lamy on May 19, 2023. The new Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion were also announced and blessed. Following Mass, a performance 8th grade Fine Arts Survey classes entertained the crowd. Academic awards, service awards, book awards, District and State Rally awards, foreign language awards, and more were distributed.
The St. Thérèse of Lisieux Award is presented annually to the eighth grader who most clearly demonstrates the virtues of St. Therese: her faith, her simplicity, and her service to others. The recipient's Christian behavior and attitude make her a role model to others, and she is devoted to her faith both in practice and in study. She puts others first, has quiet ways of doing behind-the-scene jobs that go unnoticed, and shows a positive attitude in all that she does. She demonstrates service in the small, thoughtful things she does for her classmates and reaches out in service to the community in a kind and friendly way. The 2023 recipient of this special award was Ellie McCrossen.
At the conclusion of the Awards Ceremony, "MCA: A New Era" was announced as the theme for the 2023-2024 school year by the Student Council Executive Board. The individual class themes were also announced.
SENIORS: "Senior Panthers - You Can Do Anything"
JUNIORS: "Ragdolls Order Up"
SOPHOMORES: "Sophomores Walk the Tightrope of a New Era"
FRESHMEN: "Freshmen Spark Freedom"
8TH GRADE: TBA