MSJ’s 125th Commencement This Friday

posted Jun 5, 2012, 5:10 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Sep 11, 2012, 11:32 AM by ]

RUTLAND -- Mount Saint Joseph Academy’s 125th commencement exercises will take place on Friday, June 8, at 6:00 p.m. at St. Peter’s Church in Rutland.  The public is invited to attend.  The MSJ class of 2012 has won numerous awards and accolades, and received a total of $1,295,850 in college scholarships. MSJ has 24 graduates this year.

The Most Reverend Salvatore R. Matano, Bishop of Burlington, will preside over the ceremony.  The Co-Valedictorians, William Gilbert and Greg Mercier, will be recognized, along with the Salutatorian, Adam DeBlasio. The graduating seniors will be going on to attend a number of colleges and universities, including Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (NY), Clarkson University (NY), Syracuse University (NY), Merrimack College (MA), University of Delaware (DE), Fashion Institute of Technology (NY), University of Kentucky (KY), Virginia Tech (VA), Tiffin University (OH), Case Western Reserve University (OH), Castleton State College (VT), Gordon College (MA), Elon University (NC), New England College (NH), SUNY Albany (NY), and the University of Tennessee (TN).  

Paul (MSJ '81) and Ingrid Gallo will receive the Philanthropy of the Year Award from Bartley J. Costello (MSJ '62), Chair of the Rutland Catholic Schools Development Committee.  Mr. Costello had high praise for Mr. and Mrs.Gallo as role models for charitable giving and service.  He explained that “Paul and Ingrid think big by dedicating themselves selflessly, making a significant difference in so many aspects of our community by following their passions, with hopeful hearts and faith in others.” 

The Class of 1962 will receive their Golden Diplomas at the Commencement ceremony from Peter Giancola, PE, (MSJ ’84) Chairman of the Rutland Catholic Schools Board.

Mount Saint Joseph Academy is a college preparatory Catholic high school located at 127 Convent Ave., Rutland, Vermont, specializing in educating the mind and spirit for more than a century. MSJ's tradition of academic excellence in the Rutland region dates back to its founding by the Sisters of Saint Joseph in 1882. For more information, visit or call (802) 775-0151.