Congratulations go out to this year’s 41 eighth-grade graduates from Mother Seton School in Emmitsburg.
Graduation ceremonies were held June 3, at the Basilica of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton in Emmitsburg.
The graduates are slated to move on to 10 different high schools, including Catoctin High School in Thurmont, Francis Scott Key in Uniontown, Linganore High School in Frederick, St. John’s Prep in Frederick, St. Maria Goretti in Hagerstown, Walkersville High School, Delone in McSherrystown, Pa., and Fairfield High School in Fairfield, Pa.
Several students have also opted to be home schooled.
Students attending the private Catholic shool come from all over Frederick County and Adams County in Pennsylvania.
Jennifer Buchheister, spokeswoman for the school, said the size of the graduating classes have stayed relatively the same over the last several years.
“We still don’t know what it will be next year,” she said. “We’re still receiving enrollment applications. Oddly enough we’re getting a lot of middle-school kids coming in.”
Mother Seton accepts children in prekindergarten through the eighth grade.
A special award was also given to two graduates, Makayla Beehm and Samuel Herring. The “Mother Seton Spirit Award for Outstanding Christian Witness” is given to students who exemplify the spirit of Mother Seton through prayer and living a life of faith.