VERBOORT — Fifteen students will be graduating from Visitation School June 13 at noon at Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church here.

Although they are a small class they are a mighty class, say their teachers. All have shown flexibility and resilience over the past two years. In April, 2020, they successfully managed online learning. Their eighth-grade year started in a hybrid model where they juggled classroom and online learning, and then made the transition back to being in class full-time. Staff say they are proud of the grace with which the students handled the difficult situation. The graduates excelled academically and bonded with each other despite the uncertainty and hurdles the year brought.

The graduating class is close-knit. Next year, seven of the students will attend Valley Catholic, Central Catholic or St. Mary’s Academy, while the remainder of the class will attend local public high schools.

“I am so proud of their many accomplishments,” said Allison DeCofano, eighth-grade homeroom teacher. “They are intelligent, artistic, athletic, humorous, kind, compassionate, curious, God-loving students. I know that they all have very bright futures ahead of them.”