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placeholder September 19, 2011   •   VOL. 49, NO. 16   •   Oakland, CA

Visiting with Sister Carolyn Marie, second from left, are St. Edward graduates Michael Pacheco, ’09; Jenna Gomez, ’10; and Mrs. Jocelyn Pierre-Antoine, ’90.
St. Edward event honors
Dominican sisters’ service

More than 220 people attended a Dominican celebration at St. Edward School in Newark to honor the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose.

The Aug. 6 event was held to thank the Dominican Sisters and celebrate their legacy of 48 years of wisdom, compassion and unconditional giving to the St. Edward community. Many of the sisters attending the event had served as principals of the school in the past, while many others had taught or offered other services to the school community. Since its inception in 1963, St. Edward School has been under the guidance of and inspired by the charism of the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose.

Faculty, alumni, current families, students and friends of St. Edward School joined in the celebration. The event was an opportunity for many of the sisters to visit with their prior students, and for alumni to visit with one another.

The event began with a celebratory prayer service offered by Bishop Emeritus John Cummins and Father Jeff Keyes. Tyler Soriano, the 2011-12 student body president, welcomed the audience and hosted the program. Food and refreshments were served and dance performances were given by both current students and alumni. A highlight of the event was when several alumni, recognized as Distinguished Graduates, shared stories of special moments they recalled with the sisters that significantly impacted their lives while they were students at St. Edward.

The 2011-2012 school year marks the first year in the history of St. Edward that the school will have a lay principal. St. Edward is under the leadership of Gregory Fonzeno who is committed to continuing the academic excellence established and supported by the Dominican Sisters for the past 48 years.

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