Better Late Than Never: 88-Year-Old Finally Gets Degree

The graduating class of 2020 hasn’t had the best luck. The coronavirus pandemic has forced many colleges and universities to hold their ceremonies online. After four years of hard work, most graduates would be disappointed, or even angry, with not receiving proper recognition, but not Pat Branley.

The Tablet All-Scholastic Team 2020

The Class of 2020 includes more than 2,500 graduates from 17 Catholic high schools in Brooklyn and Queens. Each year, The Tablet recognizes one outstanding graduate from each school as a way of saluting that year’s entire class. The scholars profiled here are are young women and men who have distinguished themselves through academic achievement, Christian leadership and
community involvement.

Schools Find Unique Ways to Celebrate Senior Class

Car parades, virtual proms, home visits from principals personally delivering caps and gowns to doorsteps, and drive-by graduation ceremonies are just some of the ways high schools around the Diocese of Brooklyn are making seniors feel special in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic.