Our Lady of Fatima School–Wilton held its commencement exercises on Friday evening, June 14 for its graduating 8th grade class. The event included a Mass celebrated by Rev. Damian Pielesz and the Gospel and Homily offered by Our Lady of Fatima Church Pastor, Rev. Reginald Norman.

Featured commencement speakers were Fatima “graduating” parent, John Doyle, and school principal, Stanley Steele. During the commencement, annual scholarships and awards were also presented as follows:  Eugene Rooney Award–Brian Andrew WeissSchool Board Scholarship Awards–Anais Melanie Salageanu and Isabela Sofia Davalos; Speer Performing Arts Award–Liliana Benanti; and the Phillip Lauria, Jr. Memorial Award–James Robert Doyle.

Members of the Class of 2019 include:  William Joseph Beggan, Hailey S. Bembridge, Liliana Benanti, Isabela Sofia Davalos, Dominic DiCiacco, James Robert Doyle, Bianka Edouard, Amelia Piera Fleming, Samantha Nicole Grimmer, Mary Agnes Highland, Ryan Xavier Lovas, Molly Elizabeth McLaughlin, Anais Melanie Salageanu, Raegan Hope Wauthier, Brian Andrew Weiss, Devyn W. Westcott and Jadyn C. Westcott.

The graduates will attend the following high schools in the fall:  Academy of Information Technology and Engineering, Stamford; Immaculate High School, Danbury; Norwalk High School; Saint Joseph High School,  Trumbull; and Wilton High School.

Our Lady of Fatima School is a Roman Catholic co-educational school offering Pre-Kindergarten 3 through Grade 8. Recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School, Our Lady of Fatima has a rich history of Catholic education and academic excellence spanning over 57 years. The school was selected as one of six Diocesan schools to participate in the Personalized Learning Initiative launched in fall 2018. The blended learning experience of the traditional classroom with updated technology infrastructure and programming provides each child with a personalized approach to learning. For admissions information for fall 2019, please contact 203.762.8100 or visit the school website. Our Lady of Fatima School is located at 225 Danbury Rd. in Wilton.

Photo caption:  Pictured with graduates include (left, front row ) ELA Middle School Teacher, Danielle Mancuso; (right, middle row) Reverend Reginald Norman, Our Lady of Fatima Church Pastor and ( left, back row) Stanley Steele, Principal. Photo Credit: Lifetouch