The sun was setting over McGrath Stadium as the members of the class of 2018 of Bishop Feehan High School marched onto the field for their commencement ceremony. On Thursday night, May 31, 2018, Bishop Feehan graduated its 54th class of seniors – 254 students received their diplomas from the Most Reverend Bishop Edgar da Cunha S.D.V., Bishop of the Diocese of Fall River.
Feehan President Tim Sullivan and Principal Sean Kane addressed the graduates along with Feehan senior Christine Schremp, from Attleboro, who delivered her valedictorian remarks. Schremp spoke about the impact that Feehan has had on her in and out of the classroom.
Schremp explained "a day in the life" as a Feehan student, how each and every subject served a function. When prompted to ask about the most influential subject in her time at Feehan, Schremp revealed that theology made her realize her purpose, even concluding her speech with the line, "We are all here for a higher reason — a higher purpose."
The Bishop Feehan Class of 1968 was also honored and received their Golden Diplomas to mark the 50th anniversary of their own graduation. President Tim Sullivan '87 invited forty-one members of the class of 1968 to stand to be recognized on the eve of their 50th anniversary of their graduation– connecting the class of 2018 with the class of 1968 by explaining "you now share with them a foundation in Mercy and in Feehan that transcends years and extends directly from the Sisters [of Mercy] through these 1968 grads and through our faculty to you. That's the Feehan Family."
The class of 2018 excelled in service, in the classroom, on the sports fields – truly living out the mission of Bishop Feehan High School.
For even more information about our terrific class of 2018, you can review a list of our Senior Week Award winners here.