Bishop Stang High School congratulated the top ten students of the Class of 2020 on May 26 during a virtual event of the annual Senior Awards and Scholarship Presentations. Kathleen Downey of Mattapoisett: Kathleen played field hockey and lacrosse, and ran indoor track. She was on the forensics and debate teams, involved with the National Honor Society, Trivia Club, Green Team, Knitting Club, Coding Club, Origami Club, and the Expedition Club. She was a peer mentor and volunteered at My Brother’s Keeper. Kathleen was a National Merit Commended Scholar, and is Bishop Stang’s Class of 2020 Valedictorian. She plans to attend Harvard College in the fall
Additional recognition will occur at the Class of 2020 Graduation and Baccalaureate Mass, where Salutatorian Nicole d’Almeida will welcome the graduates and guests, and Valedictorian Kathleen Downey will deliver an address at the 58th Commencement Exercises. The guest speaker at the graduation ceremony will be Denise Morency Gannon ’70, mother of alumni and Yarmouth Police Officer, Sean Gannon ’03, who was killed in the line of duty in 2018. Bishop Stang High School’s Graduation Ceremony and Baccalaureate Mass is expected to be held on Saturday, August 1 at 10:00 am outside at the Hugh Carney Stadium field.