Anagha Nair
Anagha Nair
Three hundred and one students will graduate from Jesuit High School June 6 at 11 a.m. at Cronin Field at the school. A baccalaureate Mass will be held June 5 at 7 p.m. at Cronin Field. Wenjun Hou and Anagha Nair are valedictorians. Brian Xu is salutatorian.

When Jesuit High School seniors were welcomed back to campus in early February, they were thanked for their resilience and deep sacrifice in giving up so many high school rites of passage to protect the health of the most vulnerable during the past year’s pandemic.

May finally offered students the chance to sing, dance and celebrate the power of their community, starting with prom.

Jesuit’s prom was a spectacular explosion of colorful dresses, sunshine, saxophones and unfettered teenage joy. The 500 students in attendance were greeted by a campus transformed into an enchanted forest of fun, Italian sodas and rock ‘n roll.

The Final Mile of the Senior Pilgrimage, a 24-year tradition, took place the Sunday after prom. Seniors had the chance to reflect on their journey at Jesuit. Speakers expressed gratitude to their classmates and to Jesuit itself.

“The Jesuit Class of 2021 has navigated and adapted to a new way of learning, interacting, and growing, all while celebrating incredible achievements,” said Krish Aditya, a graduating senior. “We’ve brought home state titles, put world premieres on our stage, and advocated for the causes that matter to us. From singing our hearts out on retreats to cheering our loudest at games, we’ve grown from a collection of unique individuals to a single community grounded in love. The Class of 2021 never gave up the opportunity to make the most of what we were given, to use our talents for good, and to serve one another with joy.”

“Thanks, Class of 2021, for never stopping believing, for sticking together, and for embodying what community looks, feels, and sounds like,” said Paul Hogan, principal at Jesuit.