Montgomery Catholic Celebrates the Class of 2019

Montgomery Catholic Celebrates the Class of 2019 1On the evening of Tuesday, May 21, 2019, the 144thgraduating class of Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School gathered on the football field of the MCPS middle and high school campus. Archbishop Thomas J. Rodi, Superintendent of Education Gwendolyn Byrd, Montgomery Catholic President Anne Ceasar, and High School Principal Justin Castanza were joined by Rev. James Dean, Rev. Linn Harbour, Rev. Victor Ingalls, Rev. Nicholas Napolitano, Rev. Francis Sofie, Rev. Alex Valladares, and Rev. Wayne Youngman as the special guests of the class. Salutatorian Austin Graham Collett and Valedictorian Reagan Antonia Herbek addressed their fellow graduates, special guests, family and friends after the class received their diplomas from Archbishop Rodi. Montgomery Catholic teachers Kerri Moore and Kate Berry led the class of 2019 and alumni in singing the Montgomery Catholic Alma Mater, “Catholic, Our Refuge.”
Members of the junior and sophomore class hosted the graduates and their families at a reception in the Dolly Barranco Center following the ceremony.

The 92 members of the Class of 2019 have earned $17 million in scholarship offers from 31 colleges and universities across the United States. The top 20 percent of the class achieved an average ACT composite score of 30.5 and GPAs ranging from 4.0-4.4. Our graduates include a Jimmy Hitchcock Award winner, an AP Scholar with Distinction, 8 collegiate athletes, 3 of whom received NCAA Division 1 scholarships, 8 future members of the Armed Forces, including 2 recipients of the National Army ROTC Scholarship, 2 Eagle Scouts, members of the State Championship Boys Cross Country Team, Members of the State Championship Girls Cross Country, Indoor Track, and Outdoor Track Teams, members of the VEX Robotics World Championship Team, a member of the Wheelchair Basketball National Championship Team, a future member of the Auburn University Flag Line, an All-State Solo Competition winner, A nationally-recognized Drum Major, members of the All-State Band, Boys and Girls State Attendees, and a Governor’s School attendee. Their achievements have energized our Montgomery Catholic family and they have left a new school spirit for future classes to be proud of.

Congratulations to the Class of 2019!
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Ricky Treloar, ’19, walks across the stage to receive his diploma
from Archbishop Thomas J. Rodi.
Mitchell Carrigan Aaron, Virginia Ann Bach, Anna Catherine  Barranco, Markeshia L Belser, Carson Matthew Binns, Erica Rhiannon Blackburn, Josie Alexandra Blanks, Nicholas Carter Bowden, Marie Taylor Bristol, Nicholas James Brown II, Epiphany Sanaah Burris, Manuel Ignacio Caceres Asturias, Wesley Triplitt Carter, Ralph Mayo Clements IV, Isabelle Dock Cochran, Austin Graham Collett, Kendall Marie Couey, Rachel Alexis Moon Davis, John-David Cole Faucheux, Jimmiah Ka’Shon Te’Shae Fenderson, Jacob Lorenzo Flowers, Mary-Kathrine  Foley, Elijah Christian Friday, Nicolas  Gacha, Katherine Jean Galvin, Emma Morgan Gandy, Jonah Alexander Gier, Annamary Faith Gilbert, Ezequiel  Gonzalez-Ansaldi, Jonathan Christopher Guevara, Aaron Fleming Hall, Margaret Lee Hall, Reagan Antonia Herbek, Samantha Alison Hodge, William Augustus Hodges, Andrew Rhys Holifield, Joseph Tate Holifield, Jacob Todd Holston, Victoria Lashae Hubbard, Taylor Brock Hudson, Anthony  Jaimes, Sarah Madison Jarman, Caroline Elizabeth Justice, Darius Myles Kindle, Zy’Keria T. King, Katherine Jenelle Koontz, Zachary Robert Kroeger, Grace Reid Leslie, Madeline Mae Losik, Kacey Jeannine Lyn, Kathleen Tara Madden, Mary Katherine  Main, Mitchell Gabriel McBeal, Thomas Reed McLaughlin, Claire Elizabeth Mills, Zachary Potter Moore, Jevon Spentera Spencer Murdock, Teresa Thuy nhi Nguyen, Thanh Tan Nguyen, Derrick Dedward Parker Jr., Checardo  Person Jr., Demetrios Andreas Philippou, Cameron D’ontre Prince, Jeremy Martinez Ramirez, Taylor Cole Reese, Hayden McKenzie Rhodes, Mari Caitlin Riggles, Andrew Burke Rothstein, Zoe Hannah Rutland, Isabelle Grace Saliba, Dalton Reid Shoemaker, Byron Scott Kelly Simmons II, Leo Aloysius Smith IV, Charles Andrew Smith, Chloe Marie Smith, Virginia Louise Speirs, Sydney LeeAnn Sprowl, Kathleen Anne Stembridge, Elizabeth Claire Talbot, Emily Claire Talbot, Melody Grace Taylor, Credlon Jondre’ Thomas, Ricky Joseph Treloar, Amaris  Tyynismaa, Hunter Paul Vaccaro, Michael Thomas Valdez Jr., Luke James Voorhies, James Grant Walker, Christopher Kirven Waring, Bethany Marie White, Benjamin Morris Wilke, Clint Hansford Williams
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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

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