The Annual Golden Grad Reunion was held this past weekend. The classes of 1970 & 1971 were honored as the newest Golden Grads.
This year marked the 40th year celebrating our Golden Grads from Central Catholic High School, and Elk County Christian High School. The Golden Grads Dinner takes place the Sunday before Columbus Day each year at ECCHS and is held for those alumni who graduated 50 or more years earlier. It is an opportunity for the graduates to meet, reminisce and celebrate. Mass is held prior to dinner. Then, the 50th year class members are welcomed into the Golden Grads and presented with a small memento. Also, a class speaker is usually nominated to give a speech as part of the program. An average of 100 people attends this annual event.
This year Mary Viola-Detwiler was the guest speaker for the class of 1970 and Mary Chase-Gee for the class of 1971.
A special thank you goes out to the ECC Alumni Association and volunteers for hosting this event annually along with Father Thomas Curry of Sacred Heart Parish who was our mass celebrant, ECCHS Junior, Sarah Reedy for signing at mass, Just Ben Catering for our meal, & Veronica Chicola for making the delicious cupcakes and beautiful corsages.
Elk County Catholic School System, an educational ministry of the Diocese of Erie, rooted in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, is committed to the highest standards of academic excellence. With God as our constant source of inspiration, our mission is to develop the whole student in mind, body, spirit, while nurturing the values of knowledge, peace, and holiness.