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Congratulations Class of 2009

byCompiled Patrick E. OConnor
6/19/2009

Senior class vice president Molly Hagerty, student council president Richard Pelosi, principal Sister Catherine Fleming, SND, senior class president Lauran DiCarlo and student council secretary/treasurer Vanessa Poirier pictured at the May 22 commencement of Bishop Fenwick High School in Peabody. Pilot photo courtesy/Bishop Fenwick High School

As the school year comes to a close, The Pilot extends congratulations to all graduates of Catholic High Schools in the Archdiocese of Boston.

Academy of Notre Dame, Tyngsboro

Graduation took place on Sunday afternoon, May 31. The salutatory address was presented by Stephanie Todis and the valedictory address was given by Hillary Gospodarek. Elissa Wieksnar, a former member of the faculty, addressed the graduates. Diplomas were presented to 39 graduates.

Archbishop Williams High School, Braintree

The 57th commencement took place on Thursday evening, May 21 at the school. Former Boston mayor and ambassador to the Vatican Raymond Flynn addressed the graduates. The salutatory address was presented by Kaitlyn Galvin and the valedictory address was given by Shane Glavin. Principal Mary Lou Sadowksi presented diplomas to 129 graduates.

Arlington Catholic High School, Arlington

The 46th commencement took place at Bentley College in Waltham on Friday, May 22. The salutatory address was presented by Katherine Lisa Abells and the valedictory address was given by Elena Marie Pepe. Principal Stephen Biagioni presented diplomas to 175 graduates.

Austin Preparatory High School, Reading

Graduation took place on Saturday afternoon, May 30. The salutatory address was presented by Mary Bidgood and the valedictory address by Tim MacKenzie. A guest speaker for the commencement was Dr. Mary Grassa ONeill, Superintendent of Schools for the Archdiocese of Boston. Headmaster Paul Moran presented diplomas to 109 graduates.

Bishop Fenwick High School, Peabody

The 47th commencement took place on Friday evening, May 22 at the school. The salutatory address was given by Arianna Medina and the valedictory address was given by Abigail Poeske. Sister Catherine Fleming presented diplomas to 140 graduates.

Boston College High School, Dorchester

The 145th commencement took place on Sunday afternoon, May 17 at McNeice Pavillion. Graduates of the Class of 1959 were presented golden jubilee diplomas. A guest speaker for the occasion was Mark Mulvoy 59, a member of the Board of Trustees. President William Kemeza presented diplomas to 346 graduates.

Cardinal Spellman High School, Brockton

The 48th commencement took place on Thursday evening, May 28. A guest speaker for the occasion was Auxiliary Bishop, Most Rev. John A. Dooher. The salutatory address was presented by Emily Cunningham and the valedictory address was presented by Michaela Immar. School President, Sister Thomasine Knowlton, CSJ presented diplomas to 154 graduates. She was honored on this occasion for retiring after 35 years of service to the school.

Cathedral High School

Commencement took place on Saturday morning, May 30 at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross. The valedictory address was presented by James Fitzpatrick. A large number of graduates of the Class of 1959 attended and were presented golden jubilee diplomas. Headmaster Tom Arria addressed the graduates and presented diplomas to 52 students.

Catholic Memorial High School, West Roxbury

The 49th commencement took place on Thursday afternoon, May 21 at Holy Name Church in West Roxbury. The salutatory address was given by James Schmidlein and the valedictory address was presented by Joshua L. Boyd. President Paul E. Sheff, after completing his first year as school president, addressed and presented diplomas to 148 graduates. President Sheff is a CM graduate, Class of 1962, and was valedictorian of his class. This years class will be remembered for winning the Super 8 Championship in hockey last March. Twelve members of the Class of 2009 are sons of CM alumni.

Central Catholic High School, Lawrence

The 71st commencement took place on Friday evening, May 22 at Memorial Gymnasium. The salutatory address was presented by Kathy Tran and the valedictory address was given by Sebastian Serrano. Rebecca Solomon, who died tragically in a car accident two days before graduation, was honored at the ceremony as her family accepted her diploma. Principal David DeFillipo presented diplomas to 321 graduates.

Elizabeth Seton Academy, Dorchester

The fifth commencement took place on Thursday evening, May 21 at St. Agatha Church in Milton. Cassandra Ulysse addressed her classmates during the ceremony. Guest speaker for the occasion was Sister Mary Johnson, SND of Emmanuel College. Principal, Dr. Maureen White presented diplomas to 24 graduates.

Fontbonne Academy, Milton

The 52nd commencement took place on Thursday evening, May 21. Two students chosen to address their classmates as honor speakers were Geeda Houranieh and Julia Vannoni. A guest speaker for the occasion was M. Elaine Tarbox 59. President, Dr. Anne Malone presented diplomas to 111 graduates.

Hudson Catholic High School, Hudson

The final commencement for Hudson Catholic High School took place on Friday evening, May 22 at St. Michael Church. Former pastor, Rev. John Mulloy addressed the graduates. The salutatory address was presented by Mary Rhatigan and the valedictory address was presented by Jessica Jarrard. Principal Caroline Flynn presented diplomas to 47 graduates.

Lowell Catholic High School, Lowell

The 20th commencement took place on Friday evening, May 29 at St. Patrick Church. Mayor Edward Caulfield attended and sang the National Anthem. The salutatory address was presented by Ashley Lemire and the valedictory address was delivered by Sue Ly. Principal Maryellen DeMarco presented diplomas to 83 graduates.

Malden Catholic High School, Malden

The 73rd commencement took place on Saturday afternoon, May 16. Thomas M. MacWilliam delivered the salutatory address and Daniel A. Smith delivered the valedictory address. Headmaster, Brother Tom Puccio addressed and presented diplomas to 142 graduates.

Marian High School, Framingham

The 49th commencement took place on Friday evening, May 22. Gerard Herlihy, a member of the faculty, addressed the graduates. The valedictory address was presented by Jessica Saade. Sister Catherine Clifford presented diplomas to 55 graduates.

Matignon High School, Cambridge

The 61st commencement took place on Thursday evening, May 28. A large number of graduates from the Class of 1959 attended and were presented golden jubilee diplomas. The salutatory address was presented by Alina Mujukian and the valedictory address was given by Michael Rufo. Guest speaker for the occasion was Mr. James OConnor 59. Principal Joseph DiSarcina presented diplomas to 83 graduates.

Mount Alvernia High School, Newton

The 70th commencement took place on Saturday afternoon, May 16. Delivering the salutatory address was Paulina Marie Muratore and the valedictory address was presented by Virginia Lynn Houley. Principal Kathleen Kent presented diplomas to 44 graduates.

Mount St. Joseph Academy, Brighton

The 124th commencement took place on Wednesday evening, May 20. The salutatory address was presented by Huong Lan Nguyen and the valedictory address was given by Kassandra Lee Kelly. Principal Kathleen Fraser presented diplomas to 55 graduates.

Newton Country Day School of the Sacred Heart, Newton

The 129th commencement took place on Thursday morning, June 11. The salutatory address was presented by Elizabeth White and the valedictory address was given by Nina Jreige. Headmistress, Sister Barbara Rogers presented diplomas to 51 graduates.

North Cambridge Catholic High School, Cambridge

At the Church of the Vineyard, North Cambridge Catholic held its 88th commencement on Friday afternoon, June 5. Mr. Jeffrey Thielman, new president of the school addressed the gathering. The salutatory address was presented by Anna Espitia and the valedictory address was given by Sally Sanchez-Pena. Principal, Father Jose Medina presented diplomas to 51 graduates.

Notre Dame Academy, Hingham

The 142nd commencement took place on Friday afternoon, May 22. Delivering the students address was Victoria Mulloy. Two students recognized as valedictorians were Courtney M. Dagher and Jennifer M. White. The salutatorian was Joanne E. LeRoy. Delivering the keynote address was Boston City Councilor Maureen Feeney 66. Diplomas were presented to 144 graduates.

Notre Dame High School, Lawrence

The second commencement took place on Saturday morning, June 13 at St. Mary Church. Several graduates were selected to address the class. Principal, Dr. Tom Ryan presented diplomas to 42 graduates.

Our Lady of Nazareth Academy, Wakefield

The 59th and final commencement took place on Thursday evening, May 21 at the school. The salutatory address was given by Susan Malone and the valedictory address by Rebeckah McPheeters. Guest speaker for the ceremony was Sister Mary Assumpta Dwyer, SNC. She was a member of the first graduating class. Diplomas were presented to 50 graduates.

Pope John XXIII High School, Everett

The 40th commencement took place on Friday evening, May 29. The salutatory address was given by Sarah Colleen Connors. Two students delivered the valedictory address: Kristen Marie Maney and Stephanie Rose Saldi. President Kathleen Donovan addressed the class and presented diplomas to 99 graduates.

Presentation of Mary Academy, Methuen

Graduation took place on Friday, May 22. The salutatory address was presented by Lindsay Gwynn and the valedictory address was given by Rebecca Gabriel. Mrs. Laurie Bottiger, principal of Esperanza Academy in Lawrence, addressed the graduates. Diplomas were presented to 55 graduates.

Sacred Heart High School, Kingston

Commencement took place on Saturday, May 23. The salutatory address was presented by Kristen Schreiber and the valedictory address was presented by Hailey Cuomo. Principal John Enos presented diplomas to 97 graduates.

St. Clement High School, Medford

Commencement took place on Friday evening, May 22 at St. Clement Church. The valedictory address was given by Ashley Castor. A guess speaker was Sister Julia Fitzpatrick, CSJ. Principal Robert Chevrier presented diplomas to 29 graduates.

St. John Prep, Danvers

Occasional rain did not dampen the festivities as the 99th commencement took place under a huge tent on Ryken Field Sunday morning, May 17. Graduates of the Class of 1959 greeted the Class of 2009 as they filed into the tent. The valedictory address was given by John J. Corbett. The prestigious Xaverian Award was presented to Patrick M. Lane. The distinguished Alumnus Award was presented to Samuel T. Byrne, a 1983 graduate and member of the Board of Trustees since 2000. Diplomas were presented to 282 graduates.

St. Mary High School, Lynn

Commencement took place at St. Mary Church in Lynn on Thursday evening, May 21. Two students delivered the salutatory address: Caroline Carnes and Michael Maghsoudi. The valedictory address was presented by Michelle Golden. A guest speaker for the ceremony was Jack King 66 and a member of the Board of Trustees. Diplomas were presented to 143 graduates.

St. Sebastian Country Day School, Needham

The 65th commencement took place on Thursday morning, June 4 at St. Bartholomew Church. The salutatory address was presented by Brian Richter and the valedictory address was given by Tyler Smith. A guest speaker for the occasion was Rev. Dr. Ray Hammond, M.D., M.A., pastor of the Bethel AME Church in Boston. Headmaster William L. Burke III presented diplomas to 66 graduates. Seven in the class are sons of alumni.

Trinity Catholic High School, Newton

Our Lady Help of Christians Church held graduation on Friday evening, June 5. Delivering the salutatory address was Juliet Noonan and the valedictory address was Christine Lai. Principal Kelly Surapaneni presented diplomas to 70 graduates.

Ursuline Academy, Dedham

Commencement took place on Sunday afternoon, June 7. The salutatory address was presented by Rachel Maria Guerra and the valedictory address was given by Megan Catherine Quinn. Diplomas were presented to 73 graduates.

Xaverian Brothers High School, Westwood

The 42nd commencement took place at the football stadium on the evening of Friday, May 16. A handful of graduates from the Mission Church High School, Class of 1959 attended. Delivering the salutatory address was Nick ONeill and the valedictory address was presented by John Fisher. Both were awarded the Xaverian Co-student Athlete Award and plan to attend Notre Dame University in the fall. The Xaverian Award was presented to Christopher T. Kucher. Principal Dominic Lalli presented diplomas to 240 graduates.