The Damien Class of 2018 participated in many events leading up to their graduation. On Thursday, May 24, 2018, seniors walked through the Viriliter Age Pathway Memorial, a brick lined path located on campus just outside of our chapel. In 2006, the Class of 1966 built this walkway memorial in honor of their 40th year anniversary/reunion. Each graduating class from 1966-2005 is represented by a brick on the path. All members of the Class of 1966 has an individual name brick along the path, to commemorate the first graduating class. From 2006 on, graduating seniors walk the path and place their class brick on the walkway to join the alumni ranks.
On Saturday, May 26, 2018, Baccalaureate Mass was celebrated at Saint Augustine by the Sea Catholic Church in Waikiki, with Bishop Larry Silva presiding. A luncheon followed at the Alohilani Resort, where academic excellence and special recognition awards were presented to deserving seniors. It was a joyous and memorable occasion for our seniors and their families.
Graduation took place on Sunday, May 28, 2018 at the Neal S. Blaisdell Center. Dressed in tuxedos and gowns, our seniors took to the stage to receive their diplomas. Damien's President, Wes Reber Porter and Principal, Brother Daniel Casey, as well as Salutatorian Gabriella Gabur and Valedictorian Ian Campbell addressed graduates and those in attendance with wonderful inspiring words. Awards winners were also recognized. Following the ceremony, graduates were congratulated by their family, friends, faculty and staff. Damien Memorial School is proud to graduate 143 young men and women who as a class received scholarships in excess of 8.1 million dollars. Congratulations to the Class of 2018! Viriliter Age!
Graduates, if you would like to commemorate your years at Damien Memorial School, consider purchasing a brick for upcoming installation in future legacy brick walls on campus!