On June 9, Burlington Bishop Christopher Coyne, Principal Lisa Lorenz, Assistant Principal Jim Abrams and School Board Chair John Lavoie ‘83 conferred diplomas to 89 graduates from Rice Memorial High School in South Burlington. The ceremony was one of several graduation events over the weekend including a breakfast hosted by the Rice-Cathedral Alumni Association; Baccalaureate Mass celebrated by Father Jon Schnobrich, senior class chaplain; a Senior Awards Ceremony and Project Graduation.

The Class of 2019 includes 89 graduates from 22 towns in Vermont, eight countries (Canada, China, Finland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Spain, Sweden) and the state of New Jersey.  The majority of graduates will pursue higher education immediately following graduation.  Several members of the Rice boys’ Prep Hockey team plan to play junior hockey, while a handful of graduates are pursuing a gap year or trade school:

College: 85 percent

Junior Hockey:  11 percent

Gap Year: 2 percent

Trade School: 1 percent

The master of ceremonies was Abigail Jones ‘19 of Williston, student body president and recipient of the Student Council Award and the Mission Award for Service named after the late Matthew W. Geiger ‘91. More than 1,000 friends and family were in attendance and heard from salutatorian and Miss Rice Abigail McKeown ‘19 of Burlington, valedictorian and recipient of the Mission Award for Commitment to Learning Katelyn Marcoux of South Burlington, Lorenz and Bishop Coyne.

Click on these links to access a list of senior award recipients and graduates’ chosen schools:

Award Recipients

Chosen Schools