Celebrating the Class of 2019

Celebrating the Class of 2019

The evening of Friday, May 31, Red Knight families and friends joined together to celebrate the Class of 2019.

The graduation ceremony began with a beautiful performance by BSM's Concert Band. Attendees were then welcomed by President Adam Ehrmantraut, EdD, followed by an Opening Prayer led by Campus Minister Mr. Mike Jeremiah.

Senior High Principal Dr. Susan Skinner recognized this year's Valedictorians: Sara Ben, Estelle Beutz, Sally Calengor, Sydney Johnson, Grace Knoer, Walker Mullin, and Madeline Marusich, as well as this year's Salutatorian, Sarah Kinney. Madeline Marusich then spoke words of inspiration, motivation and reflection as this year's Class of 2019 Commencement Speaker.

The Conferral of Diplomas was led by Dr. Skinner and Senior High Assistant Principal Ms. Cami Dahlstrom.

We are incredibly proud of our 212 Benilde-St. Margaret's graduates and are grateful for the profound impact their kindness, hard work, determination and school spirit has had on our community. There are amazing things in store for you, Red Knights! 

Leading up to Commencement, we had several other opportunities to celebrate the Class of 2019.

On May 22, the BSM community joined together for our final All School Mass of the 2018-19 school year. This took place on the last day of school for seniors. During the Liturgy, Father Tim Wozniak sent our graduates off with a beautiful Homily, attendees heard from our talented BSM musicians, and faculty, staff and students exchanged a final offering of peace with seniors. Mass concluded with a sing-a-long of the song "Friends," led by Mr. Mike Jeremiah.

On May 19, BSM seniors were honored during our Annual Baccalaureate Mass and Brunch at the Minneapolis Marriott City Center. Seniors and their parents joined together in prayer, song and in celebration of the students' many successes from their time at BSM.

A special thanks to Father Tim for the heartfelt Homily and for inspiring Red Knight seniors to take their next steps with faith, confidence and courage.

On May 8, many seniors were honored at BSM's annual awards ceremony. Department awards were given to all grade levels, with significant awards for class of 2019 seniors. For a full list of award winners, click here.

As mentioned above, this year’s graduating class includes seven valedictorians including Sara Ben, Estelle Beutz, Sally Calengor, Sydney Johnson, Grace Knoer, Madeline Marusich and Walker Mullin. The graduating class also has named one student as a salutatorian, Sarah Kinney. Read more about this year's valedictorians and salutatorian here.

We'd also like to recognize the many BSM faculty and staff members whose Red Knight sons and daughters are among the 2019 graduates! It's been a joy having you here, and you will be missed by our community (your parents included!) *See photo at top of article.*

Additionally, thank you to all BSM parents, faculty, and staff who have helped this year's graduating seniors learn, grow and prepare to journey beyond BSM.

Red Knight Seniors: The best of luck to you all! You've had a tremendous impact on the school and will be dearly missed. Always remember - Once a Red Knight, Always a Red Knight, and you'll always have a home at BSM. 

For additional senior year resources, click here.

Congratulations to the Class of 2019!