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BG Holds 58th Commencement for Class of 2024

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Bishop Guertin High School held its 58th Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, June 2, honoring the Class of 2024. 


For the 173 graduating seniors, the afternoon served as a celebration of all their tremendous achievements accomplished over the course of four years at Bishop Guertin.


In front of friends and families inside the Roedel Field House, the Class of 2024 completed their time as BG students and began the next chapter as members of the welcoming and far-reaching alumni base.


The honor of serving as this year’s valedictorian was bestowed upon Nashua’s Lindsay Marquis, the daughter of John and Sophie Marquis. This fall, Marquis heads to Boston College to continue her education after an outstanding four years on Lund Road. She addressed her classmates, asking them to take the lessons of community learned at BG over four years into their lives after high school. Marquis reminded them that as community members, they can help improve the world in many small ways that will one day make an impact to help change the world.


Class salutatorian Sofia Ocque of Groton — the daughter of Miguel and Maria Ocque — spoke about how the memories of the journey are just as important as the result. She talked about cherishing and remembering how she and her classmates achieved the honors and accolades earned during four years at Bishop Guertin as much as the awards themselves. For the Class of 2024, these memories of their times at Bishop Guertin are just as important as the trophies that will be displayed long after leaving its halls.


In his remarks to the class, Principal Jason Strniste asked the graduates to think about putting duty ahead of comfort as hard choices are what leave a legacy. Speaking about the Mission Statement of Bishop Guertin, Strniste asked the group of out-going Cardinals to consider the hard choices they have ahead of them and accept the challenges of taking them on to transform the world for the better.

Departmental and class awards were also presented to members of the Class of 2024:


Theological Studies

Kathryn Cederquist


Denise Gioffre


Jeffery Zou

Physical Science

Alex Barba

Life Science

Jillian Norway

Social Studies

Jayke Lacasse


Medha Dasgupta


Gregory Sander


Denise Gioffre


Morgan Daudier


Sofia Ocque

Computer Science

Alex Barba

Health and Fitness

Carter Jozokos



Class Awards


The Thomas Sullivan Memorial Scholar-Athlete Awards are presented to two seniors who are the commendable and enviable combination of outstanding scholars and fine athletes. The Scholar-Athlete Awards are given in memory of Thomas Sullivan. Mr. Ryan Brown, Director of Athletics, presented this year’s Thomas Sullivan Scholar-Athlete Awards to Michaella Bowen and Alex Dumont.


The Larry Elliott Loyalty Award is given annually in loving memory of Larry Elliott, a friend and benefactor of the school and is presented to a senior whose dedication and loyalty to Bishop Guertin cannot be adequately expressed in words. The senior is chosen by the faculty and staff and exemplifies dedication and loyalty through both curricular and co-curricular activities and is also presented a scholarship as part of the award. The winner of the 2024 Larry Elliott Award was given to Sofia Ocque.


The All-Guertin Award is presented in memory of Joseph P. Lebrecque. This is the most prestigious award offered to a senior and is presented to a student who enjoys the respect of the entire school community. Selected by the faculty and staff, this senior is an outstanding student who is dedicated to learning, has participated in interscholastic activities, and has given service to the school and community. Presented with this award is the Stephen J. Boland ’86 Memorial Scholarship, granted in his memory. BG is proud to announce the recipient of this year’s All-Guertin Award was given to Elias Theofilopoulos.

The faculty and staff of Bishop Guertin High School wish the Class of 2024 the best in all their future endeavors.