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Ursuline Academy Graduation

On Sunday, June 5, the 78 members of the Class of 2022 received their diplomas from Ursuline Academy, becoming its 76th graduating class since the school’s founding in 1946.
The graduating class includes the following resident of Holliston:


Sloan Cordon, daughter of Jill and Jeremy Cordon, will be attending Penn State University.
Following a decades-old tradition, the graduates assembled just prior to the ceremony for a formal photo on the staircase leading up to the Ursuline Convent, framed by rhododendron shrubs in full bloom. 
Maggie Freeman Burns ‘76, Vice President of Philanthropy and External Affairs at St. Francis House in Boston, returned to deliver the keynote address, telling the graduates, “You’re likely to find joy and your purpose when you combine what you’ve learned with asking yourself daily, did I treat others with kindness, compassion, and inclusivity today? Did I serve others today?” 
The valedictory address was delivered by Calista Adler of Wellesley, and the salutatory address was delivered by Rebecca Keough of Dedham.
All of the graduates are to be commended for successfully completing Ursuline Academy’s challenging academic curriculum and for being accepted to some of the nation’s finest colleges and universities.
Ursuline Academy is an independent Catholic school in Dedham for young women in grades 7-12 that fosters respect, compassion, intellectual curiosity, and a commitment to service. Learn more at