THE STOLES: The day began with setup where over 300 stoles were unboxed and placed on display before giving them to the students. “The day went very well for all involved,” said Principal Frances Clare. “The senior level students with 4.0 GPA or higher began arriving with their families at 4:00 pm. The cars drove into Monarch Way, checked in and then Fr. Steve and I presented the students with their stoles and the famous MD cookies. Several faculty/staff members were present and they formed a line to cheer and recognize the students and families as they exited the parking lot.”
On Friday, Apr. 24 the school held its first drive through stole ceremony. In previous years students achieving a 4.0 or higher for four years were awarded a silk sash to wear at graduation during a ceremony. This year students were greeted by a faculty member and given their stole and school-made cookies. As per California directives, students and staff were required to wear masks and stay in cars to address appropriate covid-19 procedures, but it did not take away from the “unforgettable event” according to Principal Frances Clare.