While the Class of 2013
in the Archdiocese of New
York was celebrating
graduation ceremonies in
late May and early June, the
graduating class of
College Pierre Toussaint still had a few weeks to go.
But it will
be an historic day, indeed,
when graduates of the school
rural southwestern Haiti, line up to receive their diplomas June 23. It will
be the school�s first graduating class, with some 20 Grade 13 students and
40 Grade 12 students picking up their diplomas.
College Pierre Toussaint has strong ties to the Archdiocese of New York.
Not only does it take its name from the Venerable Haitian-born, 19th century
New Yorker interred in the crypt under the altar at St. Patrick�s Cathedral,
but the archdiocese�s Office of Black Ministry helps to support the school,
which opened in September 2006 with a seventh-grade class. The school
has added a grade each subsequent year to Grade 13, which under
the Haitian education system is the grade that must be attained to advance
to university. Grade 12 students graduate to other colleges. To mark the occasion, the archdiocese�s own Pierre Toussaint Scholars have been
sending congratulations to the graduates of their namesake school.
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