The Class of 2018’s Commencement was held on Friday, June 1, 2018 at Holy Family Church.
Commencement Speaker Dr. Maria Ramundo encouraged students to follow in the footsteps of St. Francis of Assisi as they embark on their journey to college, the armed forces and the workforce.
Valedictorian Kristen Seballos ’18 told her classmates that it is their turn to take the reins. “With the inventions, innovations and businesses we’ll create, the possibilities are truly endless. Members of Padua’s Class of 2018 will become the next doctors, inventors, teachers or business people. It’s time for us to take our futures into our own hands and change the world in a positive way, using the gifts and talents we’ve developed and fostered throughout our time here at Padua,” said Seballos.
Prayer for Our Graduates
May God’s blessing follow you all as you find new journeys to travel. May you walk safely along the pathways of your dreams.
May his gentle hand guide the decisions you will make and the passions that you follow.
May your hearts and lives always reflect his love and truth,
And may hope be a light within you that you carry into each new day.