Franciscan Montessori Earth School in Southeast Portland will send forth 22 graduates Thursday, June 10, at 6:30 pm.

In a year full of complexities, the attitude of the eighth grade class has been one of perseverance, said school leaders.

Moving from an online format to in-building sessions in March, the students continually strove for academic excellence.

Students were awarded scholarships, entrance to STEM programs and more from La Salle Prep in Milwaukie and Central Catholic in Portland.

“We are impressed with their diligence and ability to thrive in these circumstances, and we know that they will continue to show their truly remarkable capabilities during their high school years and beyond,” school leaders said.