Celebrating Another Outstanding Class of Young Men & Women

When the 2020-21 school year began, there was no guarantee that the Class of 2021 would have anything close to a normal senior year. Most of the year was spent in online classes, but as the spring semester moved along, Los Angeles County began its slow recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and a sense of normalcy started to creep back into daily life. The last few months of school saw students back on campus, athletic teams competing, the band playing, and senior activities on the horizon. A little bit of normal was on the school calendar. 

Brennan Elming ’21 (left) & Ryan Shelburne ’21 (right

The Class of 2021 was another outstanding group of young men and women; they join over 17,000 other members of the BMHS alumni community who are making a difference in communities all over the world. Of the 200 graduates in the class, 98% are headed to college in the fall. Members of the class will be attending some of the top universities in the nation as they begin the next chapter of their lives (see facing page for a complete list of college acceptances and destinations).  

Rev. Raymont Medina ’03

The class featured 21 students being named Valedictorian (students with a GPA of 4.5 and higher), three students recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Program, two students who received appointments to prestigious military academies, and many other students who received a host of awards and accolades. Ryan Shelburne ’21 delivered the Valedictory speech and classmate Brennan Elming ’21 was the Salutatorian. Shelburne will attend UCLA and Elming will attend Creighton University in Nebraska. A highlight of graduation was the Commencement Address, which was delivered by alumnus Rev. Raymont Medina ’03, who currently serves as Priest-Secretary to Los Angeles Archbishop Jose H. Gomez. In his address, Fr. Raymont encouraged the graduates to be generous, be dependable and be a faithful child of God in all that they do in their lives.

Class of 2021: By The Numbers

Number of graduates / 200

Seniors attending college/university / 195 (98%)

Seniors attending a 4-year college/university / 166 (83%)

Seniors attending a 2-year college/vocational school / 29 (15%)

Seniors who applied to 4-year colleges/universities / 173 (87%)

Seniors who applied & were accepted to 4-year colleges/universities / 161 (93%)

Seniors attending Cal State System / 41 (21%)

Seniors attending UC System / 37 (19%)

Seniors attending Private, In-State / 29 (15%)

Seniors attending 4-year, Out-of-State / 57 (29%)

Seniors attending 4-year, Out-of-United States / 2 (<1%)