St. Francis High School Graduates 160 in Class of 2015

first_imgEducation St. Francis High School Graduates 160 in Class of 2015 STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 | 11:51 am Business News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribe More Cool Stuff Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena One hundred and sixty young men from the Class of 2015 graduated on Saturday, May 23, on the campus of St. Francis High School in La Cañada Flintridge, California.Fr. Harold Snider, OFM Cap., the Provincial of the Western American Province of the Capuchin Franciscan Order, represented his Excellency Bishop José Gómez, Archbishop of Los Angeles, at the graduation. Fr. Tony Marti, OFM Cap., the school President, Mr. Thomas Moran, the school Principal, and Mr. Mark Heydorff, the Chairman of the Board of Directors, also officiated at the sixty-sixth commencement ceremony of the local Catholic, college-preparatory institution.Taylor Wayne Hancock led the National Anthem, Andrew Fraser MacKinnon, the Senior Class President, welcomed the crowd, and Valedictorian Arthur Ter-Zakarian gave a formal address to the audience. Ter-Zakarian also received the Capuchin Award and Medal for Scholarship. The program also recognized Co-Salutatorians, William Payton Lombardo and Joseph Peter Reilly, for their exceptional achievement.Certificates of Excellence were awarded to graduates in the following categories: Computer Science, Alexander Wesley Marshall; English, Andrew Fraser MacKinnon; Fine Arts, Liam Daniel Molina, Matthew Dominic Ursitti; Foreign Language, Liam Thomas Cascelli; Mathematics, Juan David Palomares, William Yusung Shin; Social Studies, Ian Joseph Gordon.The school faculty also presented Capuchin Medals for excellence in subject areas to the following individuals: Art, Jake Mitchell Masakayan; Athletics, Jeremiah David Martin; Biology, Arthur Ter-Zakarian; Chemistry, William Yusung Shin; Chorus, Taylor Wayne Hancock; Computer Science, Arthur Ter-Zakarian; Drumline, Malcolm Vincent Zeger; Economics, William Payton Lombardo; English, William Payton Lombardo; European History, William Payton Lombardo; Human Geography, Joseph Peter Reilly; Kinesiology, Andrew Joseph Cesta; Latin, Joseph Peter Reilly; Mass Media, Raphael Frost Gonzalez; Mathematics, Jackson Philip Leisure; Physics, Nathaniel Wilson Blakely; Spanish, Andrew Fraser MacKinnon; Theater, Taylor Wayne Hancock; United States Government, John Francis Murray; United States History, Brian Patrick Young.At the Baccalaureate Mass on Friday, May 22, Community Service Awards were presented to William Payton Lombardo (Pro Deo et Patria for Leadership); Nicholas Alexander Peters (Pro Deo et Ecclesia for Leadership); Nicholas Alexander Peters (Fred Purner Humanitarian Award); Andrew Joseph Cesta (Roger Barkley Award for Outstanding Character); William Payton Lombardo (Archdiocesan Christian Service Award); Jose Ramon Backer, Andrew Joseph Cesta (Medal for Good Citizenship); and Michael Nicholas Horner (Franciscan Spirit and Life Award). In addition, Mrs. Martha Millspaugh, Ms. Dee Seymour, and Mrs. Laura Agakanian were honored for their service to St. Francis with the St. Claire of Assisi Award. Mr. Richard Ursitti and Mr. Armik Agakanian were also recognized for their service to the school as the recipients of the St. Francis of Assisi Award.The Fr. Lawrence Caruso Memorial College Scholarship was awarded to Jacob Johnathon Lucas.Thirty-eight graduates received the special St. Francis High School Honors Diploma, an award given for Christian service, high academic achievement, and taking at least one Advanced Placement course during their senior year at the school. Eighteen of the graduating seniors became Life Members in the California Scholarship Federation. The California Scholarship Federation Sealbearer Scholarship was presented to Sean Michael Bird.The National Merit Program Commended Students are Kaihan Atasoy, Jackson Philip Leisure, William Payton Lombardo, Andrew Fraser MacKinnon, Arthur Ter-Zakarian, Avery Huang Yang, and Albert Yu.Forty-one students graduated as members of the National Honor Society and nine graduated as Mu Alpha Theta Members. The National Honor Society Certificate of Merit was awarded to Nicholas Alexander Peters and William Yusung Shin. The National Honor Society of Sports Medicine graduated ten members. The National Hispanic Recognition Program recognized Christian Anthony Almeida, Brian Christopher Boyce, and Liam Daniel Molina as Scholars. The National Hispanic Recognition Program also recognized Edgar Ian Mateus and Ryan Leopold Jaurretche Shrager as Honorable Mention.At the time of graduation, students from St. Francis High School’s graduating Class of 2015 have received 305 scholarships and awards to colleges and universities throughout the United States.Click here to view the 65th Annual Commencement Exercises Programme.St. Francis would like to congratulate all 160 graduates and wish them well as they journey onward to do great things. Below are the names of the St. Francis graduates from the Class of 2015:BILAL WALID ABDALLAHMAGNA CUM LAUDEANTHONY JOSEPH ABSYMAGNA CUM LAUDEMARKAR ARMIK AGAKANIANJESSE RAUL ALARCONGREGORY KYLE ALLESUMMA CUM LAUDEMICHAEL ANTHONY ALLENCUM LAUDECHRISTIAN ANTHONY ALMEIDASUMMA CUM LAUDEGREGORY OYO ARALARDANIEL PAUL ASPEITIACUM LAUDEKAIHAN ATASOYMAGNA CUM LAUDEJOSE RAMON BACKERCUM LAUDEERIC BAGHDASARYANSUMMA CUM LAUDEJACK EDWARD BALLINGERTYLER CHRISTOPHER BARKLEYAARON DAVID BASTIDAMATTHEW JOSEPH BAYLECUM LAUDENICHOLAS JAMES BEDFORDMAGNA CUM LAUDEJOHN JAMES BICOSNATHANIEL WILSON BLAKELYMAGNA CUM LAUDEROBERT KYLE BOARDMANNICHOLAS RICHARD BOUCHAKIANCUM LAUDEBRIAN CHRISTOPHER BOYCESUMMA CUM LAUDEPAUL ROBERT BRACKETTCUM LAUDEKAVEN RICHARD BRECKNERANDREW L. BRIGGSMICHAEL WARREN BROWNCUM LAUDEWALTER F. CARDENASBRANDYN JACK CARDENAZCUM LAUDEJASON EVERETT CARMODYSUMMA CUM LAUDEJOHN ANDREW CARROLLCUM LAUDELIAM THOMAS CASCELLISUMMA CUM LAUDEANDREW JOSEPH CESTASUMMA CUM LAUDECHRISTOPHER ERIC CHENMATTHEW DEAN CHUACUM LAUDEMICHAEL A. CIRANNASUMMA CUM LAUDEJOSHUA KYLE DANASCUM LAUDEJOSEPH ELADIO DELGADILLOMATEO SEBASTIAN DESOUSACUM LAUDESANTÉ MASSIMO DUBOISRYAN MIGUEL EDMUNDSONMICHAEL ANTHONY FAENZAWESTLEY JOHN FAURECUM LAUDEHUDSON CAMERON FEGACUM LAUDELOGAN GREGORY FELANBRODEN COLE FELKELCUM LAUDEJOSHUA THOMAS FREDETTEMAGNA CUM LAUDEBENJAMIN IGNACIO GABELLAMAGNA CUM LAUDEALEC GALUSTIANJESSE C. GARCIACUM LAUDEMARK MINA GETTASCUM LAUDEANASTASIOS A. GIANNOULISCUM LAUDEALEXANDER JAMES MCCARTHY GOLDCUM LAUDEJOSE J. GONZALEZMAGNA CUM LAUDEMATTHEW CHRISTOPHER GONZALEZCUM LAUDERAPHAEL FROST GONZALEZCUM LAUDEIAN JOSEPH GORDONSUMMA CUM LAUDEBRANDON CARL HAGENCUM LAUDEGARO PANOS HAITAYANALEXANDER CHABANE HALLMAGNA CUM LAUDEAUSTIN JOHN HAMILTONMAGNA CUM LAUDETAYLOR WAYNE HANCOCKTHOMAS BENJAMIN HARRISCUM LAUDENIKOLAI EDUARDO HERNANDEZLUIS ANTONIO HOSAMUEL DOUGLAS HOODCUM LAUDEMICHAEL NICHOLAS HORNERSUMMA CUM LAUDEMICHAEL ANGEL IBARRAMOHAMED ABDELKEREM IBRAHIMMAGNA CUM LAUDELEO NICOLAS JIMENEZ IIICLYDE ROBERT JOHNSONCUM LAUDEKEVIN LAITH KAFAJASUMMA CUM LAUDEANDRES FEDERICO KIMCUM LAUDEJONATHAN HARAM KIMMAGNA CUM LAUDEPETER ALLEN LAKATOS, JR.CUM LAUDEJACKSON PHILIP LEISURESUMMA CUM LAUDEKEVIN DANIEL LENTZPRESCOTT ALEXANDER LIEBERGWILLIAM PAYTON LOMBARDOSUMMA CUM LAUDEJOSEPH T. LOPEZJACOB JOHNATHON LUCASCUM LAUDETHOMAS ALLEN LUNDADAM JUDE LYONSSUMMA CUM LAUDEJACK CHRISTOPHER LYONSCUM LAUDEANDREW FRASER MACKINNONSUMMA CUM LAUDECRISTIAN D. MARCECAMICHAEL PETER MARCOSHAROUT GARY MARKARIANCHRISTOPHER VITO MARRONEALEXANDER WESLEY MARSHALLSUMMA CUM LAUDEJEREMIAH DAVID MARTINCUM LAUDEJAKE MITCHELL MASAKAYANCUM LAUDEEDGAR IAN MATEUSCUM LAUDEJOHN MATTHEW MCCLOSKEYMAGNA CUM LAUDEDANIEL ENRIQUE MEDINACUM LAUDESEBASTIAN MANUEL MEDINACUM LAUDEJAMES THADEUS MEMBREÑOJACOB ANTHONY MIJARESRILEY JAMESON MILLERCUM LAUDEMAX ALEXANDER MILLSPAUGHCUM LAUDEMARCO LUIS M. MIRAVITECUM LAUDELIAM DANIEL MOLINASUMMA CUM LAUDEMICHAEL ANGELO MOZILOMICHAEL GABRIEL MURPHY-DIMENJOHN FRANCIS MURRAYMAGNA CUM LAUDEPATRICK BERNARD NAGINISCHRISTOPHER ARA NAJARIANGABRIEL SANTIAGO NAJERAJULIAN RUDY NAJERANICKOLAUS ALBERT NELSONCUM LAUDEROSS WILLIAM NIEDERHAUSCUM LAUDEANDREW PATRICK NIXONCUM LAUDEDOUGLAS REESE NOGUEIRAJOSHUA P. OLONACUM LAUDEJUAN DAVID PALOMARESSUMMA CUM LAUDEANDREW GEORGE PARSEGHIANDANIEL ANTHONY PARSEGHIANCUM LAUDESKYLER SANDOZ PAYNEMAGNA CUM LAUDENICHOLAS ALEXANDER PETERSMAGNA CUM LAUDEDAVIN JAMES POLCHOWMATTHEW NELSON QUINTANILLASUMMA CUM LAUDEPAOLO RU RAMIREZCUM LAUDEGLENN MANUEL RAMOS IICUM LAUDEDREW JOSEPH RASKINJOSEPH PETER REILLYSUMMA CUM LAUDEMICHAEL JAMES REILLYMAGNA CUM LAUDEWILLIAM JOHN REILLYCUM LAUDEAUSTIN LINWOOD RICHARDSHENRY WILSON ROSENBERGERRÉMI JULIAN ROTHCUM LAUDEPHILIP KILIAN SAULNYKENNETH BOYCE SENSTADOWEN SHAINSHAN SHAKOORMAGNA CUM LAUDEWILLIAM YUSUNG SHINSUMMA CUM LAUDERYAN LEOPOLD JAURRETCHE SHRAGERCUM LAUDENISHAN SILVACUM LAUDEERIC CHRISTOPHER SONNERKYLE PATRICK STANLEYCUM LAUDEJACK RUSSELL STEELECUM LAUDEDYLAN ROBERT SWEETMAGNA CUM LAUDECARLO GIANNI TAGLIORETTIGRIFFIN WADE TAYLORCOLE RICHARD TERRAZASARTHUR TER-ZAKARIANSUMMA CUM LAUDEWESTON LELAND THERIOTCONOR CURTIS TRACEYJONATHAN TRISTAN TYLERSUMMA CUM LAUDEMATTHEW DOMINIC URSITTIJOHN CARL HURTARTE WALDRONJULIEN PAUL WERZOWAMAGNA CUM LAUDEBRAXTON KOBIE WILLIAMSMAGNA CUM LAUDEKEITH STUART WILLIAMSMASON VEASEY WILLIAMSCUM LAUDERYAN WILLIAM WURMSDOBLERCUM LAUDEAVERY HUANG YANGSUMMA CUM LAUDERICHARD MINSUK YANGMAGNA CUM LAUDEBRIAN PATRICK YOUNGMAGNA CUM LAUDEALBERT YUMAGNA CUM LAUDEKAREEM MOHAMMED ZEENNIMALCOLM VINCENT ZEGERCUM LAUDESt. Francis High School, 200 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada, (818) 790-0325 or visit www.sfhs.net. 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