More than 1,900 graduate from Catholic high schools in archdiocese
June 3rd, 2015
By Maureen Huntington
More than 1,930 students graduated from Catholic high schools in the Archdiocese of San Francisco in 2015. More than 25,100 students attended Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of San Francisco during school year 2014-15: 17,086 preschool and elementary school students and 8,094 high school students.
Our Catholic school graduates have accomplished much and received a great deal of recognition. The entire Catholic community delights in their accomplishments! I delight in their success!
I join your parents, grandparents, family members, friends, and schoolmates in extending to graduates my sincerest congratulations on a job well done! May God bless you abundantly as you move into the next chapter of your academic career. Congratulations Class of 2015!
Graduates pictured are among those honored by the schools at recent commencement rites. St. Ignatius: Eoin Lyons, Nate Nickolai, Deanna Anderson, Margaret Conaway. Archbishop Riordan: Nestor Fernandez III, Elliot Lloyd, Anuraag Janagani. Mercy, San Francisco: Louise Ruiwen Li, Sarah Mehrwein, Sydney Judilla. ICA: Claire Mande, Denise Dung. Stuart Hall: Shing-Hoi Lau. SHC: Precious Listana, Rebecca Harvey, Matt Tomaszewski. Convent: Rachel Booth, Sarah Niehaus. Mercy, Burlingame: Jenna McCormick, Yena Kim. Serra: Seth Bartlett, Sean Kim, Miles Moriarty. San Domenico: Daria Jackson, Sally Gaston, Ashley Mulshenock. Sacred Heart Prep: Farbod Nowzad, David Ferranti. Priory: Julia Mary Teymourian, Junye Chen. Marin Catholic: Eva Wang, Charlotte Kwok, Austin Narcomey.
ST. IGNATIUS COLLEGE PREPARATORY
St. Ignatius College Prep graduated 357 seniors on May 30 at St. Ignatius Church, San Francisco. Graduates were accepted to more than 120 colleges and universities throughout the world and were offered more than $24 million in scholarships toward their college educations. Jesuit Father Edwin B. Harris, school president, and Patrick Ruff, principal presented diplomas.
ARCHBISHOP RIORDAN HIGH SCHOOL
Archbishop Riordan High School graduated 136 young men on May 23 in the James Lindland Theatre. Joseph Conti, president, and Vittorio Anastasio, principal, presented diplomas. The Class of 2015 was accepted to more than 140 colleges and universities, earned millions of dollars in scholarships, and will be attending schools in 19 states.
MERCY HIGH SCHOOL, SAN FRANCISCO
Mercy High School San Francisco graduated 100 young women on May 30 at Holy Name of Jesus Church, San Francisco. This year’s graduates were accepted to more than 150 colleges and universities throughout the United States winning $2.2 million in scholarships toward their college education. Dorothy McCrea, school principal, presented diplomas.
IMMACULATE CONCEPTION ACADEMY
Immaculate Conception Academy graduated 59 seniors on June 5 at St. Mary’s Cathedral, San Francisco. Graduates were accepted to more than 85 colleges and universities throughout the United States, earning $1.8 million in scholarships toward their college educations. Dominican Sister Diane Aruda, president, and Lisa Graham, principal, presented the diplomas.
SACRED HEART CATHEDRAL PREPARATORY
Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory graduated 292 seniors May 23 at St. Mary’s Cathedral. Students were accepted to 320 colleges around the country and internationally. Diplomas were presented by Christian Brother Ronald Gallagher, Ph.D., school president and Gary Cannon, principal.
STUART HALL HIGH SCHOOL
Stuart Hall High School graduated 47 students on May 22 at 1715 Octavia, San Francisco. Diplomas were conferred by Robb Eklund, vice chair of the board; Dr. Ann Marie Krejcarek, president; and Tony Farrell, head of school.
CONVENT OF THE SACRED HEART HIGH SCHOOL
Convent of the Sacred Heart High School graduated 48 students on May 22 at 2222 Broadway, San Francisco. Diplomas were conferred by Robb Eklund, vice chair of the board; Dr. Ann Marie Krejcarek, president; and Rachel Simpson, head of school.
JUNIPERO SERRA HIGH SCHOOL
Junipero Serra High School graduated 202 students on May 30 at St Mary’s Cathedral in San Francisco. This year’s graduates were accepted to more than 200 colleges. They earned $16.5 million in scholarships and completed 37,576 hours of community service. Diplomas were presented by principal, Barry Thornton, Ed.D.
MERCY HIGH SCHOOL, BURLINGAME
Mercy High School, Burlingame graduated 123 seniors on May 31 at St. Ignatius Church, San Francisco. Graduates were accepted to 300 colleges and universities throughout the United States winning more than $11 million in scholarships toward their college educations. Karen Hanrahan, head of school, presented diplomas.
SACRED HEART PREP
Sacred Heart Preparatory graduated 146 students on May 22 at its 117th commencement ceremony at Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton. Graduates from the Class of 2015 will attend 70 different institutions of higher education: 65 in California, 81 out of state. Twenty-five students earned recognition by the National Merit Scholarship program, 22 have committed to play collegiate athletics and four will enroll in colleges based on visual, vocal or culinary arts. Diplomas were presented by Richard A. Dioli, director of schools, Dr. James Everitt, principal, and Eric Lamb, chair of the board.
WOODSIDE PRIORY SCHOOL
Woodside Priory School graduated 65 students on June 6 at the Father Christopher Field on the Priory campus. Priory graduates were accepted to more than 100 colleges and universities throughout the United States and globally. Brian Schlaak, head of the upper school recommended the graduates to head of school, Tim Molak, who presented them with their Priory diplomas.
NOTRE DAME HIGH SCHOOL, BELMONT
Notre Dame High School in Belmont celebrated 102 graduates on May 29 at St. Pius Church in Redwood City. Graduates received 475 acceptances covering 140 colleges and universities throughout the United States, winning more than $3.5 million in scholarships toward their college educations. Maryann Osmond, head of school, presented diplomas.
SAN DOMENICO HIGH SCHOOL
San Domenico High School graduated 46 students on June 6 on the school campus. Graduates received more than 250 acceptances to more than 145 colleges and universities throughout the United States and abroad, winning more than $7 million in scholarships toward their college educations. John Berry, director, Upper School, and Cecily Stock, head of school, together with Paul P. Spaulding III, school board chair, distributed diplomas.
MARIN CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL
Marin Catholic presented diplomas to 182 graduates on June 4 at the Marin Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium at the Civic Center in San Rafael. This year, graduates reported to have been accepted to over 215 colleges and universities throughout the United States with students accepted and planning to attend international colleges in Switzerland, Italy, Australia and Scotland. Presenting diplomas were Tim Navone, president and Chris Valdez, principal.
From June 5, 2015 issue of Catholic San Francisco.