Benedictine Celebrates Its 2024 Graduating Class

Student Graduation

Classmates, families, teachers, leadership and support staff joined in on the celebration

(Ridgely, MD – June 18, 2024) – Benedictine is proud to announce the graduation of 10 students from its school on June 6th. The celebration took place on their Ridgely Campus and is a culmination of many years of hard work for students in overcoming challenges so they can achieve their greatest potential.  

“We celebrated 10 graduates who are moving on to the adult world this year. It was an evening made special with the smiles and enthusiasm of our students, the pride and excitement of their families, and the dedication and creativity of our graduation committee and staff – you reminded us all of the passion and love we have for our students and our mission!” shared Education Director Julie Hickey. “The celebration was a great example of our core values – Dignity, Integrity, Collaboration and Excellence.”

Students were also celebrated for their unique qualities with awards given for the most determined, most compassionate, best laugh, social butterfly, best friend and best smile. After the ceremony, graduates gathered for a reception with family, friends and staff.

Students with intellectual and developmental disabilities can join the Benedictine school as early as kindergarten and graduate when they turn 21. For more information about the Benedictine school, please contact the Admissions and IEP Coordinator at

For more information about Benedictine’s job-ready workforce, please contact Adult Services Program Manager Robin McDuffie at For information on how you can support Benedictine and its mission, please contact the Chief Advancement Officer Claudia Cunningham at


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