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2024 Senior Awards Ceremony
Jessica Fiddes

May 23 was another busy morning for the Class of 2024, filled with the Senior Awards Convocation, an all-class picture and a graduation rehearsal in the Abbey Church.

Click here for the complete list of academic, activity and athletic awards earned by members of the Class of 2024.

The Convocation took place in the FAC theater. Just prior to the event, the skies opened to deliver a dramatic, monsoon-like storm. Seniors who arrived on time at 9:00 am to form-up for the procession onto the stage were spared (punctuality pays), but virtually the entire student body of underclassmen wearing jackets and ties arrived at 9:25 soaking wet. Headmaster Fr. Michael Tidd, O.S.B. opened the Convocation by referencing the Rule of St. Benedict while speaking of 'humility as truth'; He encouraged underclassmen to emulate the accomplished members of the Class of 2024. Next, the awards were announced by Faculty Dean Josh Hartle, Campus Ministry Director Matthew White, Assistant Headmaster Chuck Ruebling '79 and Athletic Director Tony Negrin. Mr. White and Fr. Michael distributed the many certificates, plaques and medals to seniors. We congratulate all recipients on their well-deserved honors. 

Underclassmen and seniors then listened to a poignant farewell address from Student Body President Abdiel Perde '24 (Williams) who told his brothers, "Being here since seventh grade has been amazing, and having the opportunity to get to know each and every single one of you guys has been such a blessing," he said, wiping tears from his eyes. 

 Abdiel received a well-deserved standing ovation from his Delbarton brothers, faculty members and administrators.

Faculty member Sean Cosgrove, who retires from teaching after a forty-year career that concluded more recently at Delbarton, delivered the annual Faculty Farewell address, followed by a blessing from Fr. Michael and singing the school hymn. 

When the Convocation ended, the Class of 2024 processed from FAC theater for a formal portrait in front of Old Main -- luckily, no rain in sight!

A photo of Class of 2024 lifers -- seniors who entered Delbarton in 7th grade -- followed.

Finally, seniors moved on to the Abbey Church for a graduation rehearsal led by the Director of College Counseling Mike Rosenhaus '80 and the senior guidance staff.

On June 2, members of the Class of 2024 will don special ties and lapel pins, process into the Abbey Church for Mass, receive their diplomas and hear remarks from Graduation speaker Charles 'Chuck' Smith '63. Upon exiting the Church, these 138 young men join the Long Green Line of Delbarton alumni, and an exciting new chapter in their lives begins.