By Domonic Manibusan
For the Umatuna Si Yu’os
Saint Anthony Catholic School bid farewell to 64 graduates on Saturday, May 11, 2019 in a beautiful ceremony held at the SACS gymnasium/theatre. During the ceremony, SACS principal Mrs. Lorena Chaco wished the graduates the best of luck in all they will do in the future.
Dann Carlo Interior Bilong, class salutatorian, spoke to his class about all the memories they share and all the lessons they have learned at Saint Anthony. He expressed that the one thing they should always remember is to “appreciate and acknowledge one another.” Bilong reminded his classmates that they cannot stand alone in life, and that parents, friends, teachers, and administrators play a vital role in their lives.
SACS Class of 2019 valedictorian Jemellyn Ashley K. Borcione welcomed her classmates to their last official day as Raiders, and reminded them of how many first-time experiences they all shared at SACS. She spoke about how all their struggles and hardships led them to stand proudly as graduates of SACS, and how, although they may not be as close to everyone in the class, the memories and experiences they share will bond them like no other. Borcione ended her speech by thanking all the people who have helped shape her into the person she is today.
After the presentation of diplomas, the Class of 2019 performed their graduation song that was written by member of the graduating class. The ceremony ended with a special presentation by the graduates: they each presented a corsage to their mother’s in celebration of Mother’s Day and in Thanksgiving for their unending support and love. The Class of 2019 left knowing that they will always have a support system at SACS and that everyone is rooting for them to succeed wherever life takes them.