• NOTABLE SPEAKER: “If we live to be the ripe old age of 79 years old, we will have lived approximately 41,522,400 minutes. To put that in perspective, we have just spent 0.008 percent of our lives together at St. Stephens High,” senior Kristen Day said.

    “I’m not here to say that our high school experience has been insignificant, but I want to stress the importance of every minute that was spent together. Truthfully, I am thankful for them all.”

    SCHOOL MISSION: St. Stephens’ mission is to provide an integrated curriculum designed to challenge the diverse needs of the student population while instilling character, integrity and love of learning in a safe, nurturing environment.

    STATISTICS:

    » Total graduates: 262 students

    » Total scholarships offered: $3,822,000

    » Number of summa cum laude: 42

    » Number of cum laude: 29

    » Graduates attending a four-year university: 102 students

    » Graduates attending a community college: 92 students

    » Graduates entering the military: 10 students

    » Senior Speakers: Kristina Perjar and Kirsten Day

    Information compiled by Emily Willis/Hickory Daily Record (http://www.hickoryrecord.com/news/photos-st-stephens-high-school-graduation/article_87022949-e5a4-5b1f-8186-8a9432863d5f.html)