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Class of 2015 Catholic high school commencements

byCompiled Patrick E. O'Connor Pilot Corresponden
6/26/2015

At Catholic Memorial's graduation are Richard Chisholm, principal, Matthew E. Young (salutatorian), Tianyu Yang (valedictorian), and Peter Folan, president. Pilot photo/Patrick E. O'Connor

As the school year comes to an end, The Pilot congratulates all the members of the class of 2015 who graduated from Catholic high schools within the Archdiocese of Boston. This year's roundup of commencement exercises is presented alphabetically by school.

Academy of Notre Dame, Tyngsboro

Graduation took place on Saturday, May 30. Aubrey Specht delivered the salutatory address and Lydia Sweed, the valedictory address. An invited speaker was retired teacher, Catherine McLean. Diplomas were presented to 51 graduates.

Archbishop Williams High School, Braintree

The 63rd commencement took place on Thursday evening, May 28 in the school assembly hall. Kyra Dwyer delivered the salutatory address and Jessica Lai, the valedictory address. An invited speaker was former athletic director and graduate, Alan Gallotta. Diplomas were presented to 122 graduates.

Arlington Catholic High School

Commencement took place on Thursday, May 21 at Bentley College in Waltham. Brian T. Hart delivered the salutatory address and Jacob A. Fulton, the valedictory address. Diplomas were presented to 174 graduates.

Austin Preparatory School, Reading

Graduation took place on Saturday afternoon, June 6 at the school. The salutatory address was presented by Eric Chaykovsky and the valedictory address by Matthew Bouchard. An invited speaker for the occasion was MBTA transit police officer Richard Donohue, Jr. Diplomas were presented to 114 graduates.


Bishop Fenwick High School, Peabody

The 53rd commencement took place on Friday evening, May 22 on the grounds of the school. Carson Christuk delivered the salutatory address and Mary Pasquale the valedictory. Diplomas were presented to 108 graduates.

Boston College High School

The 151st commencement took place on Sunday afternoon, May 17 in McNeice Pavilion. The salutatory address was delivered by William M. Doyle and the valedictory address by John Ditomassi.

Addressing the graduates as an invited speaker was trustee John F. McQuillan, '83. Many from the Class of 1965 attended and were presented golden jubilee diplomas. Diplomas were presented to 322 graduates.

Cardinal Spellman High School, Brockton

The commencement took place at Potvin Field on Thursday evening, May 21. Jessica Skov delivered the salutatory address and Emily Fratalia the valedictory address. Paul Kelly, principal, presented diplomas to 157 graduates.

Cathedral High School, Boston

The 85th commencement took place on Saturday morning, May 30 at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross. Justin Simmons delivered the salutatory address and Jaida Lightford, the valedictory address. Dr. Oscar Santos, head of the school, presented diplomas to 46 graduates.

Catholic Memorial High School, West Roxbury

The 55th commencement took place on Thursday afternoon, May 21 at Holy Name Church in West Roxbury. The salutatory address was presented by Matthew E. Young and the valedictory address by Tianyu Yang. Diplomas were presented to 133 graduates.

Central Catholic High School, Lawrence

The 77th commencement took place on Thursday evening, May 21 at Memorial Gymnasium. The salutatory address was presented by Nicole E. Faber and the valedictory address by Nicholas P. Sacco. Members of the Class of 1965 attended the ceremony and were presented golden jubilee diplomas. Diplomas were presented to 307 graduates.

Cristo Rey Boston, Dorchester

Commencement took place on Sunday, June 14 at noontime at Boston College High School. The salutatorian address was presented by Luis Galvan and the valedictory address by Nancy Figuereo. An invited speaker was U.S. Senator Robert F. Casey. Mr. Jeffrey Thielman, president, presented diplomas to 74 graduates.

Elizabeth Seton Academy, Dorchester

The 11th commencement took place on Friday evening, May 29 at St. Gregory Church. Delivering the valedictory address was Jayda Henderson. An invited speaker was Sister Mary Sweeney, SC. Patricia Leitsinger, head of the school, presented diplomas to 17 graduates.

Fontbonne Academy, Milton

Under a tent erected on the grounds of the school, graduation took place on Thursday evening, May 21. Chosen to address their classmates as honor speakers in recognition of academic achievement were Victoria Crowley and Kathleen Ryan. An invited speaker was Jane Devlin, a member of the Class of 1965. Several members of the class attended. Diplomas were presented to 71 graduates.

Lowell Catholic High School

The 26th commencement took place on Friday evening, May 22 at St. Mary Church in Chelmsford. Emily Craig delivered the salutatory address and Brianna Fiorentino, the valedictory address. Diplomas were presented to 96 graduates.

Malden Catholic High School, Malden

The 80th commencement took place on Saturday, May 16 at the school. Co-valedictorians were Jack Raymond Stockless and Joseph William Valente. The Xaverian Award was presented to Brian P. Senier. Diplomas were presented to 137 graduates.

Marian High School, Framingham

Commencement took place on Friday evening, May 22. Mr. John Ermilio, principal, delivered the commencement address. Anqi Zhou delivered the salutatory address and Tyler Sparling the valedictory address. Members of the Class of 1965 attended the ceremony as diplomas were presented to 72 graduates.

Matignon High School, Cambridge

Graduation took place on Thursday evening, May 21 in the school assembly hall. The salutatory address was presented by Hyein Choi and the valedictory address by Julianne Rose Hulin. Members of the Class of 1965 attended the ceremony. Diplomas were presented to 108 graduates.

Mt. Alvernia High School, Newton

The 76th commencement took place on Saturday afternoon, May 16 on the front lawn of the school. Alyssa Kim delivered the salutatory address and Aoife Marie O'Shea, the valedictory address. Ms. Eileen McLaughlin, principal, presented diplomas to 34 graduates.

Newton Country Day School, Newton

Under a tent on the grounds of the school erected for the occasion, the 135th commencement took place on Thursday morning, June 4. Emily Martland delivered the salutatory address and Christina Neckermann, the valedictory address. Two other graduates, Catherine Williamson and Cecily Power addressed the class as well. An invited speaker was Nannerl O. Keohane, a member of the faculty at Princeton. Diplomas were presented to 62 graduates.

Notre Dame Academy, Hingham

Commencement took place on Friday evening, May 15 on the grounds of the school. Elizabeth Kenneally delivered the salutatory address and Isabel Teixeira, the valedictory. An invited speaker was alumnus Sister Barbara Barry '69. Diplomas were presented to 137 graduates.

Notre Dame Cristo Rey, Lawrence

Graduation took place on Saturday morning, June 6 at St. Mary of the Assumption Church in Lawrence. Arcadia Morales delivered the salutatory address and Sabrina Fernandez the valedictory address. Diplomas were presented to 63 graduates.

Pope John XXIII High School, Everett

The 45th commencement took place on Thursday evening, May 21 in the school assembly hall. The salutatory address was presented by Melissa Deilo and the valedictory address by Francesca Mantone. Diplomas were presented to 77 graduates.

Presentation of Mary Academy, Methuen

The 54th commencement took place on Friday evening, May 22 at the Dupre Sports and Arts Center. The salutatory address was presented by Sebastian Lopez and the valedictory by Maria Splaine. Diplomas were presented to 54 graduates.

Sacred Heart High School, Kingston

Graduation took place on Friday evening, May 22. Henry Eshbaugh delivered the salutatory address and Jinrong Li, the valedictory address. Members of the Sisters of Divine Providence were honored at the ceremony. Diplomas were presented to 45 graduates.

St. Clement High School, Medford

Graduation took place on Friday evening, May 22 at St. Clement Church. Taisha Dupre delivered the salutatory address and Ivy Nguyen the valedictory. An invited speaker was Deacon Michael Tompkins, a member of the Class of 1985. Diplomas were presented to 43 graduates.

St. Joseph Preparatory High School, Brighton

Graduation took place on Thursday evening, June 4 at Robsham Theatre at Boston College. An invited speaker was Boston Mayor Marty Walsh. Tamare Adrien delivered the salutatory address and Sarah Smith, the valedictory address. Diplomas were presented to 72 graduates.

St. Sebastian's School, Needham

The 71st commencement took place on Thursday morning, June 4 at St. Bartholomew Church. John H. Garvey, president of Catholic University of America delivered the commencement address. William D. McCarthy delivered the salutatory address and Tyler C. Wiik the valedictory address. Mr. William M. Burke, headmaster, presented diplomas to 72 graduates.

St. John's Prep, Danvers

The 105th commencement took place on Sunday morning, May 16 at Ryken Field. Dan Dewing delivered the student address and Frank Soucy the valedictory address. Eric Encarnacion was presented the Xaverian Award. On hand for the ceremony were many members of the class of 1965 as diplomas were presented to 265 graduates.

St. Mary High School, Lynn

Commencement took place on Thursday evening, May 21 at Lynn Memorial Auditorium. Sophia Nina Holmes delivered the salutatory address and Madison Kylie Welch, the valedictory address. Members of the Class of 1965 attended as 103 were presented diplomas.

Ursuline Academy, Dedham

The rain came, but the commencement took place outdoors anyway on the grounds of the school. Katherine Gioioso delivered the salutatory address and Mallory Whalen the valedictory address. Outgoing principal Mary Jo Keaney presented diplomas to 70 graduates.

Xaverian Brothers High School, Westwood

Commencement took place on Friday evening, May 15 on the grounds of the football stadium. Delivering the salutatory address was Ryan Plunkett and the valedictory address, Brian Marinelli. Mr. Plunkett was also awarded the Xaverian Award for overall academic excellence and school spirit. Diplomas were presented to 201 graduates.