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Immaculate Heart Academy’s Fifty-sixth Annual Commencement Exercises were held on June 2, 2019. One hundred forty-four remarkable young women received their diplomas from Patricia Molloy, president; Jason Schlereth, principal; and Jo-Ellen DeSanta and Alice Rogers, assistant principals, on stage in the IHA gymnasium. Including the members of this year’s graduation class, ten thousand three hundred sixty-eight young women now carry the title of IHA alumna. The ceremony began with Clare Donnelly (Seton Hall University), Student Council president, offering an invocation and Olivia Pavin (Brown University), salutatorian, giving a memorable welcoming address. Commencement Speaker, Dr. Kasey Regan, IHA Class of 1997, then addressed the graduating class with a funny and inspiring message encouraging the graduates to do what makes them happy. Diplomas and a number of special awards were then distributed to members of the Class of 2019. Congratulations to this year’s IHA Award winner, Emily Ash (St. Joseph’s University); the 2019 Academic Excellence Award winner, Myra Chaudhry (Georgetown University); and the many other award and scholarship recipients recognized at this year’s commencement exercises. To end the ceremony, 2019 valedictorian, Kaitlyn Brown (Columbia University), delivered a moving and heartfelt farewell address.On behalf of the IHA community, we wish the members of the Class of 2019 the very best in college and beyond. You will always have a home @theheart! More photos, all courtesy of Mike Hamlett Photography, are available to order at