It was a time of reflection, a time of remembrance, but most of all it was a time of celebration. The Class of 2008 was honored during Sunday’s commencement at St. Catherine’s, the school’s 118th graduation event. “The world awaits you,” Head of School Laura Erickson told the 59 graduates. “And what a wonderful gift you will be. You are strong, talented, articulate and educated. But you are also warm, kind and accepting. We are so very proud of you as this new journey begins.” While the sun remained behind the clouds during the ceremony, a few rain drops fell during the valedictory address given by June Scholar Elizabeth Tyler Harris. But she was undeterred and inspired her classmates to create their own unique "puzzles" with their lives and always look for the missing pieces. “No matter how different our lives become, we will always have the experience of St. Catherine’s with us,” Harris said in her speech. “…I know we will draw upon our St. Catherine’s education and use our knowledge to help others.” Herbert Fitzgerald III, chair of the 16-family parent and grandparent gift committee, announced the contribution of nearly $800,000 from the parents and grandparents as well as the naming of the renovated arcade in honor of the senior class. “The arcade is part of the original Grove Avenue campus and now you will always be a part of that,” Fitzgerald said. The ceremony, which included the presentation of a variety of awards, concluded with the traditional Daisy Chain Ceremony on The Green.