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Pelican : November 2009
The graduating class of 2009 have now completed their education at St Edmund's College, which culminated in the Year 12 Graduation Mass and Dinner on Friday 13 November. For many of the boys, it was the end of a nine-year journey hallmarked by friendships, shared experiences and personal growth. For all, it was also a time when challenges were presented, goals were achieved and success in a wide range of circumstances was apparent. It was also a time -- as in any school -- when consequences were faced for poor decisions and restoration was achieved as a positive outcome. November 13 was also a time when the College community came together and farewelled the graduating class in the presence of their parents and other family members. The Graduation Mass was conducted in the Br RJ Wallace Hall and, soon afterwards, each student was presented to the Principal while a snapshot of his time at the College was affirmed for all to hear. The celebrations continued with a family luncheon at the Diplomat Hotel and finished later that evening with a formal graduation dinner at 'The Auditorium'. Under the outstanding leadership of College Captain, James Fitzpatrick; Vice Captain, Oliver Mahony; and Academic Captain, Geoff Dimarhos, life at St Edmund's in 2009 flourished. Along with the six House Captains and the entire Year 12 body, the College continued to make its mark across the city and, indeed, the globe. In many tangible ways, throughout the course of the year, this reflected the leadership and role modelling of the senior class. The Class of 2009 have left their mark in the fabric that makes up Eddie's. They have shown themselves to be a close and spirited group who were motivated strongly by the pride they had in being part of St Edmund's College. They worked hard at their studies, contributed positively to the progress of the College outside of school hours and were consistently selfless in the service of others. As a group of young men, they were fiercely protective of one another and consequently instilled within themselves an enduring sense of justice as well as a strong work ethic. They responded well to challenges and accepted responsibility with both maturity and integrity. As young men, they are well prepared to deal with the challenges and tensions associated with remaining genuine within the context of the modern world. Each member of the graduating class has taken little for granted and has been worthy of the success that each experienced in some form. Pat Langtry Year 11 and 12 Co-ordinator 12 Conclusion of the Class of 2009 Mass. Class of 2009 was all class