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Honoring the Class of 1981

Though we are thrilled to be able to host our 2021 Alumnae Weekend in person, we know that many of our alumnae will join us in celebrating from afar! Like last year, we will celebrate this year’s honor classes as we count down to reunion weekend!

We continue our countdown with a spotlight on the Sacred Heart graduates of 1981, who are celebrating their 40th reunion!

1981 graduating class

ASH Flashback to 1981:

From the opening pages of the Yearbook:
“Sacred Heart is not just an historical landmark, it leaves its mark on each one of us. Each person makes the Rosary, cherishes its traditions yet benefits from its innovative spirit. This is our home.” 

  • As seniors, the Class of 1981 dedicated their yearbook to Shirley Sensley 
  • Beth LeBlanc was chosen to portray Mater.
1981 memories highlights


Excerpts from the Senior Story
“Once upon a time there was a group of girls who could take a rainbow, sprinkle it with fun, cover it with chocolate – and that was the Class of ’81. With 56 diverse personalities descending the stairs back in ’77, Sacred Heart would never again be the same. Our class was one that would start a few new traditions”... including the short lived Freshman Year Gong Show, rain on their Ring Dance, and several years of successful congés.”

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“Graduation Day was here, and we were ready for it. At Mass in the morning all of us began to realize that we would really miss each other. It was a beautiful morning so it did help lift our spirits. A beautiful morning, but a stormy afternoon. Never have 56 girls worried more about the weather than on that day. We knew we’d probably break the tradition of graduating outside. If it rained our class would be in the gym, and our class always had to be original – but luckily not this time. The sun came out and thanks to plenty of paper towels, we graduated outside. Not only did we graduate, but we all managed to curtsy too.”

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Seniors made their last rally night a memorable one. Their theme of “Colorful Cowboys” implied that they were “leaving on a rainbow.” Everyone wore colors of the rainbow as they cheered their volleyball team to an undefeated victory. The traditional teachers’ roast had everyone in stitches, and tears were shed as the Seniors sang excerpts from songs that represented their years at the Rosary. 

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