Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School’s 142nd Commencement Exercises took place in the Father Pat Delahunty Memorial Gymnasium on the grounds of the Middle/High School campus at the Vaughn Road location on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
Archbishop Thomas J. Rodi, Superintendent of Education Gwendolyn Byrd, Montgomery Catholic President Anne Ceasar, and High School Principal Justin Castanza were joined by Monsignor Charles Troncale, Father Patrick Driscoll ’84, Father Zachary Greenwell, Father Linn Harbour, Father Victor Ingalls, Father Alex Valladares, Deacon Nicholas Napolitano and Deacon Jim Labadie, as the special guests of the class. Salutatorian Ivy Louise Bach and Co-Valedictorians David Michael Bender and Audrey Yoonah Kim addressed their fellow graduates, special guests, family and friends after the class received their diplomas from Archbishop Rodi. The class of 2017 along with Alumni sang the Montgomery Catholic Alma Mater “Catholic, Our Refuge” led by Montgomery Catholic teacher Kerri
Moore before saluting the school one final time in the school gym.
|Class of 2017 Hat Toss|
Members of the junior and sophomore class hosted the graduates and their families at a reception in the Dolly Barranco Activity Center following the ceremony.
The 77 members of the Class of 2017 have earned $10.5 million in scholarship offers from 27 colleges and universities across the United States. Our graduates include: a Jimmy Hitchcock Award winner, 10 future college athletes, a seminarian, a U.S. Air Force Academy appointee, a United States Marine recruit, a Montgomery Fire Department recruit, and a National Merit qualifier. Their achievements have energized our Montgomery Catholic family and the have left a new school spirit for future classes to be proud of.
Congratulations to the Class of 2017!
Riley Carrigan Aaron, Lauren Skye Alexander, Brian Martin Anderson, Ivy Louise Bach, Nadine Marilag Back, Michael Joseph Barber, Tyler Vaughn Barranco, Victoria Morgan Barranco, Preston Kass Beesley,
David Michael Bender, Saxton De`Aire Bibbins, Adam Angelo Bristol, Jeong Yeon Choi, Caleb Joseph Cobb, William Chandler Couey, Maria Giovanna Cretosi Bissi, Gabrielle Rene` Dallas, Joshua McCord Davis, Payton Michael Dennis, Camryn Mary Denver, Danny Van Do, Daniel Joseph Downes, III, Michaelyn Grace Foster, Patton Sullivan Fralish, Amber Anissa Gibson, Francisco Gonzalez-Ansaldi, James Adam Hall, Cheyenne Celina Marie Hayes, Kyle Foster Hines, Nicolas Christian Homsher, Seoeui Hong
Denise Jaimes, Devin Lane Kelly, Audrey Yoonah Kim, Kyu Rin Kim, Minseok Kim, Joshua Patrick Koch, Kevin Patrick Leahy, Sarah Ashleigh Little, Morris Albert Lottinger, IV, Samuel Clark McCracken,
Kayanna Nicole McKenzie, Tomislav Thomas Ante Anthony Nekic, Michael Belin O’Connor, Angel Alexander Padilla, Solbi Park, Antwan Marquis Parker, Landon Howard Pinckard, David Alan Poole, Jr.,
Andrew Dawson Pritchett, Emily Trey Rayborn, Tyler Warren Richardson, Julia Allison Rodriguez, Ansley Marie Rohde, Ethan Jackson Ronan, James Hamilton Sadie, Carson McLean Scott, Hyuntaek Seo, Blair Kobe Simmons, Katelyn Marie Slear, George William Sloan, III, Kathryn Marie Smith, Lauren Nicole Smith, Nathan Michael Smith, Collin Patrick Stewart, Benjamin Thomas Talbot, Iyana Ty’Keese Tate,
Leah Elizabeth Taylor, Johnathon McNeill Towle, Tamrah Shaqelle Tucker, Jakayla Onia Turner, Zachary Jacob VanAlst, Alejandra Sofia Vazquez, Lucy Erin Waite, Auston Michael Walden, William Hugh Walker and Winston Daniel Wright.
Photos courtesy of Total Image.
Founded in 1873, Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School is an integral part of the Catholic Church’s mission to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ. As an adult community, we share in the responsibility to prepare students for college and beyond while helping them grow to become persons of faith, virtue and wisdom.