President Rivera receives honorary Doctor of Laws degree and is graduate ceremony speaker at Fairfield University’s 72nd Commencement, Saturday, May 21, 2022.
Mishell knew as she sat at her own 8th grade graduation from SMPA that she wanted to be the Commencement Speaker when she graduated from college. Eight years and a double major later, she walked up to the podium to offer these words of wisdom to SMPA’s current graduating class: “Talent and ambition know no […]
Every student who attends Saint Martin de Porres Academy is awarded a $16,000 scholarship – the cost of attending SMPA for one year. Scholarship certificates are framed and presented at a special ceremony attended by the students and their families at the beginning of the school year called Scholarship Night.
“What I want to say to the donors is thank you. Thank you for believing in us. Thank you for believing in me. I appreciate everything you’ve done for me. I’m going to show you guys that investing me is the best thing you’ve ever done.”
Jonae, a SMPA 8th grader is having a big week. She is celebrating a birthday and graduating this week. That means participating in a beloved Saint Martin de Porres Academy tradition, the Birthday Speech.