Although spring was a little too much in the air, in the form of rain, on Saturday, April 25th, members of Montini Catholic's faculty and staff braved the weather anyway on their mission to spread a little cheer to their Class of 2020. On what would have been the day after prom, it was decided that the 158 soon-to-be graduates needed to know that they were in the thoughts and prayers of staff members of the Lasallian School.
"Our students are spread across a wide area, so we wondered if we were biting off more than we could chew with our ambition of delivering these in one day," said President Jim Segredo, who along with Principal Beirne and the school's management staff, conceived the idea. "But, we had more than enough faculty volunteers who were eager to help out! They each took a designated amount of signs and delivered all 158 signs, and all while practicing social distancing. It was a very rewarding experience."
In the end it was a wonderful show of support, according to the numerous family members who posted on the school's Facebook page after seeing their signs. "What a wonderful surprise! Thank you, Montini, for making my senior's day," said mom, Catherine Peska.
Senior Justin Mondschean's mother, Jeanne, was thankful as well, posting a photo of Justin with his sign. "It is a wonderful surprise for this historical graduating class," added Lucia Maffei.
Montini Catholic hopes to be able to hold their prom later in the summer, but are awaiting the decisions of the state regarding such gatherings.