DETAILS FOR 2024 CEREMONY
CONVOCATION FOR THE CLASS OF 2024
THURSDAY, JUNE 13th, 2024
Centre In the Square
GRADUATION vs CONVOCATION
GRADUATION = completing all the requirements to earn your Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) – CLICK HERE FOR GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS and look under “What do I need to graduate?”
CONVOCATION = ceremony to celebrate the Class of 2024 (the group of students who started grade 9 in 2020) at the end of their 4th year of high school – YOU DO NOT HAVE TO COMPLETE ALL GRAD REQUIREMENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN CONVOCATION – you can ONLY attend convocation ONCE, at the end of your 4th year, unless advised differently by your guidance counselor.
CONVOCATION FEES – Payments to be made February 1st – March 31st on School Cash Online
COMMUNITY AWARDS APPLICATIONS – February 4th – April 30th
GRADE 12 MEETING PRESENTATION – February 7th
CLASS OF 2024 SPIRIT WEAR – check School Cash Online to order
December 11th – 22nd
March 18th – 28th
Nominate Candidates for the Valedictorians of 2024 – MORE INFORMATION TO COME
Only a St. Mary’s student in grade 12 may nominate a fellow student to be a valedictorian candidate. You may nominate yourself.
In order to be considered as a candidate for valedictorian, a student must fulfill the following criteria:
-demonstrate the qualities of a good Catholic leader;
-maintain a strong academic record;
-be involved in a positive leadership role in school activities;
-have exemplary attendance;
-participate in making a difference in the community.
The list of nominees who meet the requirements and have the most nominations will be reviewed by the graduation committee, administration and guidance to create a short list of candidates who reflect an equitable representation of the graduating class.
All Graduates will have the opportunity to vote for 2 Valedictorian Candidates from the list of qualified nominees
GRADUATION AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS
To apply for the following awards, complete the Community Sponsored Awards Application – submitting the ONE application will make you eligible for consideration for ALL Community & Faculty Awards listed below.
Students should also consult the Post-Secondary and Career Planning page on the St. Mary’s website for additional awards and scholarships that require a specific application process with the organization.