Graduation 2017

Congratulations to the Class of 2017!

Commencement Speaker

Leigh Rendé, Class of 1995
Sacred Heart LIFER

Country Day School of the Sacred Heart is honored to welcome back to campus Leigh Rendé, Class of 1995 as the school’s commencement speaker.

Ms. Rendé is a graduate of Loyola University Maryland where she was a Presidential Scholar and majored in creative writing and minored in French. During her college years, she studied in Bangkok, Thailand. After college and a few years of working in the Public Relations office of the Philadelphia Zoo, she headed off to Temple University Beasley School of Law. During her years in law school, she studied abroad for a summer at the Nairobi International Law Institute in Kenya.

Today, Ms. Rendé works for the US Department of Justice as a Trial Attorney in the Environmental Enforcement Section.

The Environmental Enforcement Section is one of the largest litigating sections in the Department and includes nearly one-half of the Division’s lawyers. The Section is responsible for bringing civil judicial actions under most federal laws enacted to protect public health and the environment from the adverse effects of pollution, such as the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Safe Drinking Water Act, Oil Pollution Act, RCRA and the Superfund law (CERCLA). The breadth of the Section's practice is extensive and challenging. It includes cases of national scope, such as cases against multiple members of an identified industry, to obtain broad compliance with the environmental laws.

Previously, Ms. Rendé served as Special Assistant US Attorney in General Crimes Misdemeanor Unit; she has also worked for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Ms. Rendé has been recognized for her work with the Department of Justice with Special Achievement awards in 2014 as well as 2013. In 2016, she was honored with a Bronze Medal from the US EPA as well as in 2014 and 2008.

During her time as a student at Sacred Heart, Ms. Rendé served as School President in her senior year, also as a captain of the Field Hockey team, a member of the Lacrosse team and strong member of the Red Team. Ms. Rendé was a lifer, attending Sacred Heart from kindergarten to 12th grade.

"We must remember that each of our children is destined for a mission in life."

-Janet Erskine Stuart

Country Day School of the Sacred Heart

Baccalaureate Mass
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
6 :00 p.m.
St. Thomas of Villanova
Rosemont Chapel
Commencement Ceremony
Thursday, June 8, 2017
2:00 p.m.

Gormley Gymnasium
Reception in the Mansion following Commencement Ceremony

Kellie McIntyre '17

Elizabeth McLaughlin '17

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