May 24, 2018

Miami’s President Crawford will keynote Badin High’s 52nd graduation ceremony

Badin High School will graduate 117 seniors during its annual commencement exercises on Friday, June 1, at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church in Liberty Township.

“It’s been another excellent year and these students have a lot to be proud of,” said Badin High Principal Brian Pendergest. “This is the culmination of their experience at Badin High School, but the beginning of much success over the rest of their lives.”

Baccalaureate Mass is scheduled for Thursday, May 31, at Sacred Heart Church in Fairfield. Both events begin at 8 p.m.

Among the highlights of the 2017-18 school year have been the re-affiliation with the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, who oversaw one of Badin’s predecessor schools, Notre Dame High School, an all-girls Catholic school on Second Street in Hamilton that closed in 1966; and the announcement of Badin’s new $1.8 million Student Development Center that will have its official groundbreaking on Wednesday, June 13, and is scheduled to be completed by Christmas.

“These students have been involved in some memorable events at Badin,” said Pendergest, “including our 50th anniversary activities earlier in their careers. Now they are going forward to continue making some great memories of their own.”

Dr. Gregory P. Crawford, the president of Miami University, will be the keynote speaker at Badin’s 52nd annual graduation ceremony.

The Class of 2018, 117 students strong, has earned more than $21 million in academic scholarship offers from college, including 57 students who are part of the $100,000 Scholarship Club. There is one National Merit Finalist and one National Merit Commended student. More than 15 percent of the class has committed to play sports at the intercollegiate level.

The Rev. Ed Pratt, Badin’s chaplain, will celebrate the Baccalaureate Mass on May 31, along with the Rev. Larry Tharp of Sacred Heart Church.

Andrew Abata of Liberty Township and Jacob Waggoner of Hamilton are co-valedictorians of the Class of 2018. Abata will attend Miami University and major in Biochemistry as a pre-med degree. Waggoner will attend the University of Alabama and major in Management Information Systems.

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