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Graduation 2018

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Class of 2018

Jaime McNabb '18

The game of life is a lot like football. You have to tackle your problems, block your fears, and score your points when you get the opportunity.


Anna Carroll '18

I encourage us all to stay hungry. Let us leave Sacred Heart with a voracious appetite to learn, grow and participate in the fruits of life, as well as with an unquenchable thirst for justice in our society. Sacred Heart has given us the fundamental ingredients for our own signature dishes. We are now responsible for creating the final dish and sharing it with the world.
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College Matriculation

Ave Maria University
Berry College
Boston College
Colgate University
Delaware County Community College
Drexel University (2)
Elizabethtown College
Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Los Angeles
Florida A&M University
Fordham University
Franciscan University of Steubenville
Gap Year Music Development Melbourne, Australia
James Madison University
Jefferson University
LaSalle University
Lehigh University (2)
Loyola University Maryland (2)
Michigan State University

Millersville University of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania State University (3)
Rosemont College
Saint Joseph's University
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
Temple University (3)
The Catholic University of America
The Ohio State University
The University of Alabama
The University of Arizona
University of Delaware (2)
University of Florida
University of Massachusetts, Lowell
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
West Chester University of Pennsylvania (2)
Widener University
Worcester Polytechnic Institute


Commencement Speaker

Mary K. Horstmann, Class of 2000

Sacred Heart Academy is honored to welcome back to campus Mary K. Horstmann, Class of 2000 as the school’s 2018 commencement speaker.

After graduating in 2000 with Honors from Country Day School of the Sacred Heart, Mary attended Wellesley College, in Massachusetts where she earned her MA. B.A. Degree, Cum Laude. Ms. Horstmann is currently employed as the Chief of Staff in the Office of the Deputy Managing Director for Health and Human Services in the City of Philadelphia. Since 2016, Ms. Horstmann has worked to support strategic planning and collaboration across agencies in the Health & Human Services cluster. This includes Public Health, Behavioral Health & Intellectual Disabilities, Human Services, Homeless Services, and Community Empowerment and Opportunity.

From 2013-2015, Mary was the Chief of Staff in the Mayor’s Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity. Ms. Horstmann spearheaded a team to support the development of policy and new programs to combat poverty in Philadelphia, including the development of four marquee new initiatives, BenePhilly Center, Parental Engagement for Early Learning, IDPhilly, and Meals & More.

In 2010, Ms. Horstmann was the Deputy Director in the Mayor’s Office of Policy Planning and Coordination. It was during this time that she led a successful effort to win a $3.3 million grant for financial empowerment counseling services and launched six sites throughout Philadelphia that served over 1,000 people in the first six months. Ms. Horstmann also oversaw the Fun Safe Philly Summer campaign to increase youth participation in summer activities and free meals, leading to a 26% increase in meals served. Ms.Hortsmann successfully served as the Mayor’s Office lead for the reorganization of the City’s $67 million workforce development system.

Through the earlier years, Ms. Horstmann's career interests and passion kept her centered in Philadelphia. From 2006 – 2010, her employment positions ranged from Deputy Recovery Officer; Director of Private Sector Initiatives; and Interim State Director/Pennsylvania Program Director where she trained over 2,000 emerging community leaders in Pennsylvania on critical leadership skills, including fundraising, communications, lobbying, and community organizing.

  • Mary K. Horstmann’s community activities and honors include:
  • Secretary, Board of Trustees, Community College of Philadelphia, 2012 – Present.
  • Finalist, Richardson Dilworth Award for Distinguished Public Service, 2015. One of 20 City of Philadelphia employees recognized for exemplary public service.
  • Co-Chair, Philadelphia Food Access Collaborative, 2012 – Present.
  • Tutor, Mighty Writers Youth Mentoring, 2016 – Present.
  • Ex-Officio Member, Philadelphia Food Policy Advisory Council, 2011 – 2015.
  • Faculty, Center for Progressive Leadership, 2009 – 2013.
  • Member, Board Development Committee, Philadelphia Works, Inc., 2011 – 2013.