Congratulations Class of 2024!

Wilmette, IL - Regina Dominican celebrated commencement for the Class of 2024 on Thursday, May 23, 2024. Surrounded by family, friends, faculty, staff, alumnae and board members, the Class of 2024 proved over four years that Regina Girls lead, succeed, compete and thrive. The Class of 2024 received $17.9 million in offered scholarships and were accepted into 146 different colleges and universities.

Graduation speaker, alum Bridget Mickus Baumstark ‘78 spoke to the seniors about her time at Regina Dominican and what the future holds. “...these experiences, and so many more, have contributed to me being the faith-filled wife and mother, business leader, friend, and citizen that I aspire to be today.  And I believe that I was able to have all of these experiences only because I attended Regina Dominican.”


Graduating senior, Delaney Kevin, spoke to her fellow graduates about their four years as Regina Dominican Panther as the senior graduation speaker. “After this, we will all go off to our corners of the world waiting for the future to come, and when we do, I can only hope that you can think back to high school, and remember that to wait, is to live. Don’t worry so much about the past or the future and focus more on the present. Continue to learn and to be the confident young women I know you are. Appreciate what you have now, because time really does fly. So as we embark on our futures, try to wait. In turn, you will learn to live, to experience, to be yourselves, and to grow.”  Delaney will be attending San Diego State University next year, majoring in Psychology.


The Class of 2024 had a unique start to their time at Regina Dominican, as their first two years of high school were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. While other schools in the area had alternating schedules that would allow half of their students to be on campus at a time in August 2020, Regina Dominican was the only high school in the area to bring back the entire student body to campus. The Class of 2024 had their freshmen orientation outside while also navigating their first year of high school masked. That experience did not hinder their sense of school pride in their ability to participate in all the opportunities Regina Dominican has to offer. 


The graduating seniors never lacked school spirit, participating in Regina traditions such as gnimocemoH and the variety show, while also contributing to athletics that included bids to state competitions in almost every sport. This incredible group of young women have been a part of history-making experiences while attending Regina Dominican and know their accomplishments will expand beyond 701 Locust Road.