How quickly the school year has gone. In less than three weeks, the class of 2007 will become the 84th class to graduate from St. Paul High. Fifty-three seniors will join the ranks of more than 3,000 St. Paul High alumni, a treasured group.
I say treasured because our alumni are greatly valued. Their accomplishments are widespread and varied. We have alumni in all corners of the world, in all walks of life. Their achievements speak highly for the education they received. The difference they make in their corner of the world reflects the values instilled in them in high school, the life they've been encouraged to live, one that contributes its share toward bettering society. Yes, they are treasured wherever they have chosen to live and right here at home.
On a daily basis, we see evidence of the contributions our alum make to St. Paul High; a beautiful bench, landscaping, new windows, building additions are just a few of the ways alumni have chosen to remember their Alma Mater. Our alumni share their time, talent and treasure with their school.
More than half of all St. Paul High alumni have made a financial contribution to St. Paul High since graduating. Thirty-six of our school staff members are alumni sharing their skill and love of their alma mater with today's student body. Our alumni serve on boards, councils, and committees. They follow our teams, attend our events, cheer us on in all our endeavors.
We are proud of our alumni and grateful to them. They are a dedicated group, providing prayers, physical help, and monetary support to help make our school what it is today and what it will be in the future. We congratulate the class of 2007, the newest St. Paul alumni, and welcome them to this treasured group.
We are excited for them what they will become, what they will accomplish, the difference they will make in the world. We wish them well, cheer them on and look forward to welcoming them home treasured members of the St. Paul High family.
Sue Riley is the director of the Firelands Catholic Education Development Office.