St. Catherine’s Academy salutes Class of 2018

The Class of 2018.

St. Catherine’s Academy (SCA), an all boys’ Catholic school with a military tradition in Anaheim, hosted its graduation ceremony for the Class of 2018 on June 13. The graduation Eucharist and commencement ceremony recognized 40, both local and international students for their successes from the oldest elementary school in Orange County, which was established in 1889.

The graduation gathered hundreds of local and international families who attended the special occasion. SCA was a home to many students as the school offers boarding and day options. A special Mass was presided by Father John Moneypenny, followed by award presentations including the Marc A. Ariaz Mendez Memorial Award and the Howard Helen Wiederholt Memorial Scholarship. The event also showcased an impressive drill performance and music recital performed by SCA’s student body.

A special highlight was a speech delivered by eighth grade Regimental Commander Rogelio T. and Ryan B.

SCA is pleased to congratulate the following cadets for their had work and dedication: Raymond A., Jadrian A., Erick A., Luis Carlos B., Ryan B., Rexton B., Ernesto B., Jun Rong C., Roger C., Jimmy C., Veydh D., Jimmy D., Gustavo E., Diego F., Jesus F., Max G., Ernesto G., Adrian H., Evan H., Francisco H., Daniel J., Ben L., Nick L., Kan N., Yifan P., Joaquin P., Diego R., Brandon R., Charles R., Carlos R., Rogelio T., Alexander T., Victor V., Aaron W., Lawrence W., William W., Devonte W., Harry X., Anthony Y. and Tiger Y.

These leaders of tomorrow have been accepted to attend the following prestigious high schools: Servite High School, Colegio Senda, Bishop Amat, New Mexico Military School, Colegio Villanova, Colegio Liceo del Valle, Troy High School, Army Naval Academy, St. John Bosco, Mater Dei High School, Colegio Cumbres, Colegio Himalaya, Colegio Miguel de Bolonia, Palos Verde High School, Colegio Cervantes Bosque, Foothill High School, Village Christian, Manlius Pebble Hill, Mexico Irlandes, Maranatha High School, Southwestern Academy, Instituto Ander de los Mochis Sin, Colegio Samueli, Brea High School, Technologico de Monterrey and Segerstrom High School.

SCA, founded in 1889 by the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose, is an independent Catholic school with a military tradition for boys in Transitional kindergarten through eighth grade. The school offers both day and resident programs.

Rogelio Tapia and Sean Bernales giving blessing to fellow classmates. Tapia and Bernales were the leaders of the school and Regimental Staff.


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