OMAHA, Neb — Duchesne Academy’s 2021 commencement ceremony will be the first full-capacity event at Saint Cecilia Cathedral since March 2020, the school announced Tuesday. Graduation will take place on the evening of May 27.

Administrators encourage students and their guests to wear a mask to help protect vulnerable people who may attend, but will not enforce mask-wearing.

“Many of our guests will be grandparents who, even if fully vaccinated, remain our most vulnerable population and break-through infections are still possible after vaccination,” said Principal Laura Hickman, Ed.D.

St. Cecilia Pastor Father Michael Grewe made the decision to open the event to full capacity after administrators made the request to do so on behalf of seniors and their parents. Graduates will be allowed up to nine guests and will sit with their families during the ceremony.

“These students have worked hard to maintain their grades and a strong sense of community during multiple closures. We are happy that they will be able to graduate in front of their families,” said Hickman.

Duchesne’s graduation ceremony will be live-streamed on the school’s Facebook page.

Duchesne Academy Class of 2021:

84 Seniors

100% will attend college

95% received at least one college scholarship

21 scored a 32 or higher on the ACT

7 National Merit Finalists, 2 commended scholars

2 QuestBridge Scholars

1 Student selected to U.S. Senate Youth Program

9825 reported service hours since 2017

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