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Xavier's Class of '11 Starts New Chapter

On Sunday, 200 Falcons spread their wings to new horizons at Kohs Gymnasium.

Congratulations to the Class of 2011 at Xavier High School! The school held its 45th commencement exercises Sunday morning at Kohs Gymnasium, highlighted by an invocation by Father Gregory Galvin, the director of vocations for the Diocese of Norwich. Bishop Michael Cote was also in attendance.

Special awards were presented to students who distinguished themselves in academics or extracurricular activities. They were:

• The Xavier Valedictorian, English, and Science Awards to Patrick J. Lenehan.
• The Xavier Salutatorian Award to Oliver Neal.
• The Xavier Religion Award to Francis R. Rowland.
• The Brother John Collins Campus Ministry Award to Alexander P. Kobak.
• The Xavier Mathematics Award to Ronald E. Weir, Jr.
• The Xavier French Award to Michael P. Kowalski.
• The Xavier Spanish Award to Jeffrey Herrera.
• The Xavier Latin and Social Studies Awards to Michael R. Breault.
• The Xavier Business Award to Christopher M. Danko.
• The Xavier Visual Arts Award to John T. Maher.
• The Xavier Music Award and Performance Arts Award to Brian P. Wills.

The Xavier Loyalty and Service Award, generally considered the most prestigious honor, went to James F. McNamara Jr.

See a story about the ceremony on the Xavier High website here.

The graduates were:

Austen Thomas Ahern

Ian Patrick Albert ●

Jonathan Kiley Annelli

Walter Fredrick Augur

Andrew Phillip Avalone

Matthew Hayes Ayala ●

Michael Anthony Babon

Michael Anthony Bacon

Geremia Giacomo Basadonna

Ryan Patrick Batchelder ●

Jonathan Ryan Beaulieu

Tyler Maxwell Bennett

Riley W-P Bergoderi ●†

Patrick Joseph Biancur

Alexander Charles Biestek ●

Brett Andrew Boissonneault

Christopher Paul Bongo ●

Taylor Armstrong Bonin ●

Michael Joseph Boornazian ●

Andrew Eugene Bourne ●

Michael Robert Breault ●‡

Daniel Turgeon Broderick

Kosisochukwu Christian Broderick

Geoffrey David Bruno

Jonathan James Bryda

Jeffrey Edward Brymer

Dominic Richard Brzozowski ●

Trevor James Buchas

Nicholas Gennaro Buono

Matthew Jonathan Burns ●

Kenneth Kyle Bussmann ●

Tyler Stephen Cahill

Charles A. Calatayud ●†

Kevin Timothy Carney

Brandon Michael Carta

Andrew Curtis Carter

Charles L. Champion ●

Nicolas Emanuel Chapman ●‡

Stephen Louis Charton ●

Christopher Emilio Chiozzi

Nicholas Francis Ciarleglio ●

James Edwin Ciocca

Nicholas Martin Clarizio

Matthew Kevin Cole

John S. Connolly ●

Anthony Michael Corso

Joseph Michael Crescimanno

Alexander Robert Cross ●†

Nicholas Edward Curello ●†

Evan Brewster Cusson ●

Colin James D’Amelio ●†

Ryan Matthew Danby ●

Christopher Michael Danko ●†

Anthony Raymond DeMarinis III ●†

Matthew Louis DiDato

Nicholas Troy DiLoreto

Anthony DiMauro ●

John Matthew DiMauro ●†

Paul Benton Drabinski ●‡

Charles William Dupont ●†

Connor David Eckels

Joshua Cody Etheridge ●

Andrew Curran Faria

David Immanuel Ferguson

Nicholas Robert Ford ●†

Tyler Martin Gallagi

Joseph Salvatore Garabedian

Graham G. Gates

Joseph Peter Gayeski ●

De’Andre Carson Gayle

Daniel Peter Gero

Matthew Thomas Gero

Andrew Guido Giacco

Francis Louis Giannelli

Justin Thomas Gilbert

Jack Reyes Girnius

Miles Adam Goad

Jordan Valentino Graham ●

Michael Joseph Grasso

Jordan Enzor Green

Mario James Guerrera

Christopher Jarl Hanson ●‡

Jeffrey Herrera ●†

William Ryan Hertler

Neil Patrick Hosking †

Louis Anthony Iannotti ●

Richard Peter Jansak

David Huntington Johnson Jr.

Kurt Frederick Johnson ●

Jalen Maurice Jones

Michael Ryan Joyce ●‡

Zachary Michael Joyce

Rohan Sandip Kapur

George Vincent Keithan III

Matthew Alan Kish ●†

Alexander Philip Kobak

Kevin Michael Kosciuk ●†

Michael Patrick Kowalski ●†

Timothy Andrew Kraner

Matthew John Kycia

Niall James Lacy

Matthew John Laggis

Nicholas Alexander Lancia

Thomas Charles Lanzoni

Nicholas J. LaPointe

Patrick John Lenehan ●§

Michael Gundersen Leon ●†

Brendan Gerard Lewis ●†

Thomas E. Linden ●

Fabrizio Sebastian Liseo

Steven Timothy Lockman

Daniel Vincent Lococo ●†

William John Loftus

Michael Vincent Lombardi

Angelo Frank Lombardo ●

Griffin James Lynch

Joseph Michael Lynch ●†

Kenneth Peter Mackiewicz

John Thomas Maher ●‡

Joseph Louis Maisonet

Conor Sebastian Marino

Craig Phillip Mason

Cristian Manuel Matos

Luke Terrance McCarthy

Thomas Carroll Jude McGrath

Robert William McKenna ●

Devin Lee McManus ●†

James Fearman McNamara

Jorge Luis Melecio

Eric Reynolds Mischke

Ryan Arthur Mishou

John Oliver Neal ●§

Sean Rory Nelson ●

Kyle Reed Newton

Zachary Edward Newton

William Valentine Norton

Tucker James O’Brien

John Vincent Palmieri

Matthew S. Pastuszak ●†

Matthew Denison Peckham ●

Andrew Joseph Perazella ●†

Joseph Dylan Perrelli ●†

Patrick Thomas Petit

Nicholas Joseph Pia

Timothy Joseph Poirier ●

Thomas Anthony Prete

Dominick Joseph Proto ●†

Daniel Leonard Quartararo ●†

Tommy Patrick Rakowicz ●

Jacob Charles Randazzo ●

Alex Joseph Rarey

Brandon Michael Reid

Timothy Guarino Rhone ●

Thomas Richard Rinaldo ●†

Anthony Joseph Rizza

Nathan Smith Rosadini ●

Michael Joseph Rotondo ●

Francis Roy Thomas Rowland ●‡

Matthew James Rowley

Kevin William Sarpu

Thomas D. Saunders

Mark Lambert Scalzo ●‡

Tyler Garrison Schultz

Nathaniel Benjamin Selleck ●

Tyler Sena ●

Taylor Preston Serrano ●†

Jit S. Sheth Nathan

Joseph Silva Conor

Patrick Smith Matthew

Jonathan Sola ●

Demetri Alexander Sopkiw ●†

Brett Stephen Sorensen

Cody Raymond Sperry

Roland Eric Stanley, Jr. ●†

Eric Jeffrey Stevens

Graham Andrew Stewart

Luke Stephen Strand ●†

Michael Ryan Thompson ●‡

Jeffrey Scott Tibbetts

Benjamin Joseph Tiezzi

Nathan Joseph Tobias ●

John Michael Tommasi ●

Kyle Thomas Turek ●†

Shane Thomas Tyrrell ●†

Nicholas Robert Uihlein

Chase            David            V ahlstrom

Brian Dean Vanacore Jr.

Matthew David Verderame ●

Daniel McCauley Walsh ●

Ronald Edward Weir, Jr. ●‡

Corey G. Williams

Bryan Patrick Wills ●†

Alex Taylor Wilson

Daniel Robert Winslow

Terry James Woolard Jr.

William Emil Wrang IV

Bradley Scott Wyzykowski

Alexander Paul Yerganian ●

Albert Christopher

Zichichi Niko Zimmitti ●

§=Summa Cum Laude; ‡=Magna Cum Laude; †=Cum Laude; ●=Msgr. Wilson Chapter of the National Honor Society

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