SUMMIT, NJ, July 17, 2017 — Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child held its 89th commencement ceremony on Sunday, June 11, in Summit. The 67 graduates kept with school tradition and donned white gowns and gloves, and carried peach roses.
Oak Knoll School would like to congratulate Elizabeth Doherty, Lily Sutton, Diana Kelly and Isabelle Clark, all of Chatham. Doherty and Kelly will be attending the University of Notre Dame, Sutton will be attending Villanova University and Clark is headed to the University of Richmond in the fall.
Doherty was an athletic standout, serving as captain for both the lacrosse and soccer teams, with each winning a myriad of group and state championships during her tenure. Earlier this year, Doherty was a preseason selection to the All-USA First Team in lacrosse.
Outside of campus, Doherty was a retreat leader and volunteer with the youth ministry group at St. Patrick’s Church in Chatham.
Sutton was heavily involved in extracurricular activities at Oak Knoll, having been a member of the stage crew and yearbook staff. In addition, Sutton competed on the tennis team and was captain for the golf team.
Kelly was a three-sport athlete at Oak Knoll, competing on the school’s soccer, swimming and lacrosse teams. Earlier this spring, she and a classmate were named co-Oak Knoll Athletes of the Year. She was captain for the soccer and lacrosse squads.
Kelly was an All-American in lacrosse in both 2016 and 2017 and was the soccer team’s Outstanding Defensive Player. She was also an All-Conference and UCGSCA All-Star in soccer.
She also actively engaged with service and other extracurricular activities including Operation Smile, Ted X and Knit for the Needy.
Kelly was also an inductee of the National Foreign Language Honor Society. Outside of Oak Knoll, she volunteered at Corpus Christi Church in Chatham and worked for Building Blocks Lacrosse in Madison.
Clark was very engaged in extracurricular and athletic activities at Oak Knoll, having served as president of Knit for the Needy and Scribes – the calligraphy club. She also was a peer leader coordinator, member of the stage crew and captain of the field hockey team. Outside of Oak Knoll, Clark was a member of the Youth Ministry program at St. Patrick’s Church in Chatham.