Duchesne Academy celebrates 50th Anniversary
Duchesne Academy marked its 50th Anniversary with a celebration event on Tuesday.
To continue the celebration, students, on Wednesday, assembled in the gym for a prayer service, just as students did on the first day the school opened in 1960.
During the picnic, Sr. Jan Dunn welcomed all guests and introduced Cathy Leggett Fitch, an attendee of the first picnic held at Duchesne 50 years ago.
Cathy reminisced about what it was like to be one the first students at Duchesne.
Afterwards, everyone congregated at the Dome, lighting sparklers to celebrate the school’s birthday.
Alumna Mary Jane Blackburn Smith, the first student to receive a diploma from Duchesne, shared her experiences at the school.
To accompany Ms. Smith’s remembrances, three girls modeled uniforms worn by students in the early 1960s.
After Mrs. Smiths talk, Senior Franny Alamo, dressed as St. Madeleine Sophie Barat, foundress of the Religious of the Sacred Heart, read a letter written by St. Madeleine to students in North and South America.
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