Class of 2020


Our Lady of Light’s annual Baccalaureate Mass is a special and prayerful celebration of our parish High School Seniors, and this year has a unique twist. Never before recorded for you to share with extended family, our Director of Youth Ministry and Pastor will be offering remarks in a recorded commencement address to our graduates. View the address, hear the name and achievements of your Senior, and shed a tear for our graduates as they are sent into the world. Congrats, Grads!

 

Meet some of our 2020 Graduates

Sofia Feeney 12th
Graduating from Bishop Verot
Heading to Florida International University, Biological sciences

About Me
First Honors
JV/Varsity cheerleading
Varsity weightlifting
Live Jesus retreat attendee and leader
Sports announcing during lacrosse games
Community service via the Rotary club of Bonita Springs
Meals of hope pantry

How has your Faith been help to you during high school?
Serving others has brought me closer to Godbecause it makes me feel blessed to help those in need.

What advice would you give to those about to enter or in High School about staying close to their Faith and serving others?
Keeping my faith and trusting God’s plan has been my main motivation to get me through the hard times in high school and helps me realize that God’s plan is bigger than the struggles I may face.

 

Brianna Haley, 12th

Graduating from First Baptist Academy
Heading to FGCU

About me
Honor Roll
Football & Basketball Varsity Cheer
Top Gun Allstar Cheer

How has your Faith been help to you during high school?
High school has been a challenge socially at times. I always know God has a plan for me & helps me to get through.

What advice would you give to those about to enter or in High School about staying close to their Faith and serving others?
Don’t let others influence you in the wrong way. Always remember to  behave in a Christian manner.

 

Maria Nakata 12th

Graduating from Estero High School
Heading to Saint Leo University, Criminalistics
Presidential Scholarship St. Leo University
Athletic scholarship Acrotumbling St. Leo University 

About me
AICE graduate
National Honor Society
Cheerleading captain
Weightlighting Scholar Athlete
Homecoming Queen
Cheerleading Estero High School and Top Gun Allstars
Student Government Council Treasurer EHS
Best Buddies and Envision EHS
President of Pathways EHS
Coach at Top Gun All Stars Magnums special needs team
Mission Immokalee Our Lady of Light
Leader Junior/Senior retreat
Attended March for Life in Washington DC

How has your Faith been help to you during high school?
My Catholic faith has guided me in many decisions I have had to make during high school and make sure that the choices I make reflect positively not only upon myself but those around me as well.

What advice would you give to those about to enter or in High School about staying close to their Faith and serving others?
Remember that no matter what the circumstance, God is always there and will never abandon you, and He will never give you anything that you cannot handle.  Take the time to thank Him when things go well and pray for His guidance when things aren’t always going your way.

 

Bryce Peters 12th

Graduating from Bishop Verot High School
Heading to University of Florida, Business Administration

About Me
National Honor Society
Principal’s List
Florida Bright Future’s Scholarship
Varsity Track & Varsity Lacrosse (captain)
Sports Medicine Club
House Leader
Freshman Retreat Leader

How has serving others brought you closer to Christ?
By living my life in following Christ’s message, I have continued to strengthen my relationship with God.

How has your Faith been help to you during high school?
Attending Bishop Verot Catholic High School has nurtured and helped me grow in my faith through daily prayer and attending school mass.

What advice would you give to those about to enter or in High School about staying close to their Faith and serving others?
Enjoy every moment because it goes by very quickly!

 

Catie Reszel 12th

Graduating from Bishop Verot High School
Heading to Ave Maria University, Finance
Athletic Scholarship from AMU
Recruited to play NAIA Division 2 Women’s Basketball for Ave Maria University

About me
Academic Honors, Principal’s List
National Honor Society, graduating Cum Laude
1,000 Career Points for Bishop Verot Girls Varsity Basketball
Lettered 4 years-Varsity Basketball
Team Captain-Girls Basketball 2019-2020 season
News-Press 2020 All-Area Third Team Girls Basketball
News-Press 2019 All-Area Honorable Mention Girls Basketball
Member of Catholic Athletes for Christ
Volunteer at Cafe of Life
Volunteer for Hoop School at Bishop Verot HS

How has serving  others brought you closer to Christ?
Serving others brought me closer to God because I am able to understand how blessed I am for the life God gave me. Helping others makes me feel happy and it reminds me of the way Jesus helped everyone. This helped grow my faith.

What advice would you give to those about to enter or in High School about staying close to their Faith and serving others?
Always trust in God’s plan. He will always guide your path.

 

Allison Skolmutch 12th
Graduating from Fort Myers High School
Heading to University of Florida, Business Mgmt 

About Me
OLOL St. Jane de Chantal Award Winner
IB program
Bright Futures Scholarship
Honors societies
Dance team
Student Government
Altar serving
Senior Class secretary

How has serving others, whether it be in your community, school, or church, brought you closer to Christ?
Serving others allows me to see Christ in others. When I give back to my community, school, and church, I am doing good for others as Christ did good for us.

How has your Faith been help to you during high school?
My Faith has helped me through the tough times I’ve endured during high school because I know no matter how difficult things get I can always turn to God.

What advice would you give to those about to enter or in High School about staying close to their Faith and serving others?
There will be many distractions in high school but overall staying close to your Faith and serving others will provide you with the most happiness.

 

Kaia Toscano 12th

Graduating from Bishop Verot Catholic High School
Heading to Florida Atlantic University, Business

About Me
Volunteering around town
Coaching little kids in lacrosse
Freshman Retreat leader for incoming freshman

How has serving others brought you closer to Christ?
Serving others really brought me closer to Christ in a sense that helping the less fortunate is one of the most important things, your happiness and joyfulness helps them more than the material items you donate or give.

How has your Faith been help to you during high school?
It has been my constant rock, it is always there when I’m in a troubled time or just having a bad day.

What advice would you give to those about to enter or in High School about staying close to their Faith and serving others?
My advice would be to stay positive because no matter how many ups and downs you go through you will always have God, your family, or support group to keep you pushing through.