SUMMIT, NJ - Hilltop City residents Grace Johnson and Margery Keenan were among Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child's Upper School Class of 2017. The pair were part of a group of 67 graduates celebrated at the school's 89th commencement ceremony and -- in keeping with tradition -- donned white gowns and gloves, and carried peach roses.
Johnson, who will attend Amherst College, is an Oak Knoll “lifer," attending the coed elementary school from kindergarten through grade 6 and then the all-girls middle / high school from grades 7-12.
She was captain of Oak Knoll’s field hockey team, a member of the ice hockey team and co-president of the Knit for the Needy club. Johnson was inducted into the Cum Laude Society and named Scholar Athlete.
Keenan, who will attend Providence College, attended Oak Knoll for six years, was captain of the varsity swim team, a member of the spring track team, a Campus Ministry representative, Bridges Outreach volunteer and Sacred Heart Camp volunteer.
Outside of Oak Knoll. she was a national team member of the YMCA Summit Seals and Sea Girt Beach lifeguard. She was named Most Outstanding Swimmer and Most Valuable Swimmer. She was a 4x100 relay winner in the Prep School Tournament and won second place in the Prep School 200 free.