Twenty-two young men and women graduated from Everest Collegiate High School on Sunday, May 21, 2017. After celebrating their high school accomplishments during their Senior Honors Night the previous Thursday, the graduates came together for their Baccalaureate Mass and Commencement Exercises. Fr. Thomas Salazar, LC presided over the Mass. The keynote speaker, Justice Brian K. Zahra, urged the graduates to be individuals with a foundation built on Christ. He advised them to make service a priority and to practice the virtues of honesty and gratitude throughout their lives
The Class of 2017 accumulated a total of 3,311 service hours over their four years of high school. They achieved an average ACT score of 26.6. As of May 8, they have earned $3,571,500 in scholarship money.
Joey McMahon, recipient of the Integer Award for the Boys’ High School class, said he was grateful for the past 14 years he attended Everest. “The past four years have been the best years of my life,” he said. “I would not have wanted to spend them any other way. The friends I’ve made here, the relationships I’ve built – they’re all I could ask for. It’s going to be weird not being here anymore. But I know that this place will always accept me back with open arms.”