School notes: Graduation schedule; honors and awards

St. Gregory the Great School, Bluffton

St. Gregory the Great School, Bluffton

St. Gregory the Great’s delicious donations
BLUFFTON—Sister Canice Adams, SSCM, principal of St. Gregory the Great School, demonstrates what 918 jars of peanut butter look like. The students at the school collected the staple as part of a food drive for the needy. (Photo provided)

High school graduation schedule
AUGUSTA, Ga.—Aquinas High School’s baccalaureate Mass will be held May 23 at 2:30 p.m., followed by commencement at 7 p.m., both at Most Holy Trinity Church. Tickets are required for the graduation ceremony.

CHARLESTON—Bishop England High School’s baccalaureate Mass was May 16. Commencement is May 28 at 10 a.m. in Jack Cantey Stadium. The speaker is Bishop emeritus David B. Thompson.

COLUMBIA—Cardinal Newman High School’s baccalaureate Mass will be May 28 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Church. Commencement is May 29 at 2 p.m. at the Township Auditorium. The speaker will be Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone.

GREENVILLE—St. Joseph’s Catholic School’s baccalaureate Mass will be May 28 at 7 p.m. at Prince of Peace Church. Commencement will be May 29 at 10 a.m., also at the church. The speaker is Immaculate Heart of Mary Sister John Sheila Galligan, a theology professor from Immaculata University in Pennsylvania.

SUMTER—St. Francis Xavier High School will hold its baccalaureate Mass on May 28 at 7 p.m. at St. Anne Church. Commencement exercises will be held on May 29 at 7 p.m. at the Sumter Opera House. The keynote speaker is Eric Reisenauer, Ph.D.

BE earns national honor
CHARLESTON—Bishop England High School recently congratulated the 31 students who attained national recognition for excellent performance on the 2010 National Spanish Examinations. Students earned a total of five gold, 14 silver and 12 bronze medals, and several honorable mentions.

St. Joe names spring fellows
GREENVILLE—Katie Sanders, Jimmy Williams and Anna Wilkes, all seniors at St. Joseph’s Catholic School, were named spring Palmetto Fellows by maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.0 and scoring a minimum of 1400 on the SAT I, or 32 on the ACT. The school had 11 seniors named in the fall. Each Palmetto Fellow may receive a scholarship up to $6,700 annually to attend a state college.

SJN wins graphics award
COLUMBIA—The Printing Industry of the Carolinas picked St. John Neumann School’s 2008-2009 annual report as having the best graphic design. Since 1966, the PICA Award has been the symbol of excellence for the graphics industry in the Carolinas. School parent Gary Ginn, of Sun Printing, submitted the annual report. Molly Ryback, president and CEO of Pressed 4 Fun in Charleston, created the graphics.