Jesuit’s Class of 2019 Has 269 Graduates, 11 Valedictorians
Diplomas were awarded to 269 members of Jesuit High School’s Class of 2019 by school president Fr. Christopher Fronk, S.J., at Commencement Exercises on Thursday evening, May 23, at the Pontchartrain Center in Kenner.
Matthew G. LaCour received the Reverend Father President’s Spiritual Leadership Award, which is presented to the senior who has exerted the greatest spiritual influence on others by living a life exemplifying his Catholic faith.
Dowen W. Fife III received The Julia Ferguson McEnerny Memorial Trophy, Donated by Will Gibbons McEnerny of the Class of 1914, an award established to honor one graduating senior who has a good scholastic record, actively participated in co-curricular activities, and possesses those qualities which symbolize “the most representative student of Jesuit High School.”
William T. Bostick, Jr. was the recipient of the Very Reverend Father Pedro Arrupe Award, which recognizes the senior who has exemplified the spirit of being a man for others by his participation and excellence in service.
The Blue Jay Parents’ Club Award for excellence in scholarship was awarded to the seniors who graduated with the highest grade point average for four years at Jesuit High School. They were also named co-valedictorians of their class.
This year the award was merited by eleven seniors: Christopher A. Vuong (who delivered the valedictory address); Neehar N. Desai; Matthew J. Dowling; Josef G. Ernst; Peter V.H. James; Charles T. Korndorffer; Matthew G. LaCour; Tyler C. Lobitz; Jonathan A. Sanders; William R. Schott; and Matthew J. Vlosich.
Christopher A. Vuong, the son of Vu and Van Vuong of River Ridge, will attend Tulane University.
Neehar N. Desai, the son of Nipun and Nipa Desai of Metairie, will attend Brown University.
Matthew J. Dowling, the son of Adam and Ann Dowling of New Orleans, will attend the University of Chicago.
Josef G. Ernst, the son of Gregory Ernst and Stacy Seicshnaydre of New Orleans, will attend the University of Notre Dame.
Peter V. H. James, the son of Mark and Alison James of Metairie, will attend Washington and Lee University.
Charles T. Korndorffer, the son of James and Melanie Korndorffer of New Orleans, will attend the University of Notre Dame.
Matthew G. LaCour, the son of Gregory and Yvette LaCour of Metairie, will attend the University of Dallas.
Tyler C. Lobitz, the son of Brice and Becky Lobitz of Destrehan, will attend Louisiana State University (Honors Program).
Jonathan A. Sanders, the son of Robert and Gwendolyn Sanders of New Orleans, will attend Louisiana State University (Honors Program).
William R. Schott, the son of Louis and Stephanie Schott of Metairie and Elizabeth Schott of New Orleans, will attend Georgetown University.
Matthew J. Vlosich, the son of Paul and Stephanie Vlosich of Harvey, will attend Louisiana State University (Honors Program).
Receiving the Accelerated Program Diploma with the special commendation of summa cum laude were John G. Bendernagel, William T. Bostick Jr., James W. Bragg III, Andrew D. Burger-Chaisson, Jack M. Chapoton, Michael G. Charbonnet, Nicholas G. Cibilich, John W. Diliberto, Alexander D. Doll, Jason M. Dominique, Luke M. Eccles, Davis H. Edwards, Evan A. Ehrensing, Darren A. Ferrier Jr., William G. Freese, Bradley J. Fugetta, Samuel M. Gibson, Theodore M. B. Goldenberg, Jack N. Grady, Alexander M. Hentze, Owen A. Hite, Cameron D. Kosloski, Matthew V. LoCoco, Joseph J. Maniscalco, Bennett C. Mansour, Devin M. McCartney, Scott T. McKeough, William T. Mentz Jr., Colin R. Meyer, Maximilian E. Miller, Elijah P. Morgan, David C. Nimmo, Michael J. Owers, Daniel S. Paisant Jr., Cole J. Radetich, Ridge A. Retif, Henry J. Schenck, Michael H. Schmidt, Eduardo S. Seoane, Gabriel J. Sims, Sean P. Svihla, Jacob L. Torres, James P. Toups, Aidan S. Walker, Donald D. Webster, Herman D. Webster III, and John J. Zvonek, Jr.
Receiving the Accelerated Program Diploma with the special commendation of magna cum laude were Braden C. Bent, Maxwell J. Bond, Michael G. Buisson III, Ian A. Cruz-Schneider, Reed J. Darcey, Dylan J. Davidson, Reece F. de Boisblanc, Samuel E. Dreuil, Dylan W. Dupre, Liam R. Fielding, Justin J. Fortier, Adam C. Francis, Gabriel C. Green, Jacob K. Happel, Scott V. Hawkins, Heath H. Horridge Jr., Jack D. Juge, Forrest S. Kennedy, Andrew S. Laborde, Cole W. LaCour, Christopher M. Langley, Stephen M. Larzelere Jr., Sebastian M. Mac, Jacob H. V. McCaffery, Matthew P. Monjure, William J. Moran III, William B. Musser, Evan D. North, Jacob P. Randolph, Cameron R. Ray, Stephen P. Redfearn, Cole M. Roy, Duncan H. Royster, Matthew C. Sauviac, Max O. Scheurich, Eli M. Shaw, Bradley S. Shore Jr., Gavin R. Skipper, Alexander R. Stapp, Evan T. Tizzard, Benjamin S. Wessel, and Evan P. Wicker.
Receiving the Accelerated Program Diploma with the special commendation of cum laude were Brady M. Babin, Barton B. Barre, Mitchell J. Blount, Nicholas J. Brewster, John O. Cashen, Collin R. Catalano, Zachary A. Charneco, Jacob W. Chase, David M. Childs, Zachary A. DeBlieux, Pierce B. Doubleday, Matthew J. Fanguy, Richard M. Foley Jr., Kyle W. Fulton, Perry L. Ganci Jr., Brady P. Haag, Maxwell E. Juge, Ethan M. Kerrigan, Richard K. McCurley, Benjamin D. Mollere, Bennett A. Pels, Ashton M. Perkins, Cooper A. Ray, Jacob A. Reeder, Jonathan E. Rink, Trevor T. Spinosa, and Jake F. Stiegler.
Earning the Accelerated Program Diploma for having successfully completed a five-year program above and beyond the school’s ordinary requirements were Jake A. Borrello, Stephen H. Crocker, David L. Dillon, Nicholas K. Hays, Damose J. Ituah, Henri L. Jacobs, Harrison R. LeBlanc, Ian C. Recile, Noah M. Varnado, and Freddie P. Washington IV.
Completing the College Preparatory Course with the special commendation of summa cum laude were Blaine M. Calcagno, Lucas A. Deane, Brady D. Lee, Cameron M. Mazoué, Kaleb O. Terrell, and Brent J. Williams.
Completing the College Preparatory Course with the special commendation of magna cum laude were Matthew M. Basile-DeJean, Brenden J. Berggren, William S. Braham, Marseyas S. Fernandez Jr., Michael B. Fitzsimmons, Elliott J. Hattier, Donovan H. Huynh, Reese A. Johnson, Remy F. Lavie, Andrew A. Le, Evan J. Leonhard, Robert A. McMahon, Nikolas Milonas, Robert J. Murphy, Cooper J. Posecai, Donovan T. Reynolds, Arthur V. Ross, Jr., Adam M. Roussel, Andrew M. Schwartz, Connor M. Schwartz, Ashton C. Stevens, Joseph C. Tadros, Kel M. Villarrubia, and Benjamin C. Willis.
Completing the College Preparatory Course with the special commendation of cum laude were Nicholas A. Artigues, Roman A. Bankson, Connor C. Bendeck, John P. Besh Jr., Christopher J. Bowen, Connor B. Boylan, Jackson G. Brewster, Gabriel A. Buenano, Eugene T. Calongne, Nicholas R. Cantelli, Ross R. Champagne, Farrell J. Chatelain III, William A. Cronvich, Daniel E. Davillier Jr., Cole P. DiMaggio, Marc C. Dougherty Jr., Dowen W. Fife III, Erik O. Finney, Cyrus J. Fuxan, Thomas L. B. Goldenberg, Benjamin B. Haase, Cameron A. Helm, Matthew G. Hickey, Carson P. Keller, Britton K. Khalaf, Nicholas B. Lacour, Tevin Lashley Jr., Clyde P. LeBlanc, Reed P. Menszer, Benjamin D. Morrison, Matthew J. Nata, Gregory R. Nielsen, Christian F. Ordoyne, Chase A. Raterman, Stephen P. Rice, William M. Ruddy, Spencer T. Scandaliato, Dominic J. Schof, Michael D. Scott, Joshua L. Stedman, Brennen T. Walker, Evan M. Walsh, Brayton S. Whittington, Evan P. Younger, and Stephen E. Zazulak.
Completing the College Preparatory Course were Julius M. Anderson, Liam R. Andrews, Logan S. Andrews, Jack P. Battaglia, Samuel W. Bel, RayVan A. T. Bellazer, Jon T. Blatcher, Gus M. Bongiovanni, Preston D. Bordes, Maximo V. Cambias, Eli B. Cheramie, Carson R. Cvitanovich, Connor B. Daigle, James M. Davies, Salvatore P. DeMatteo, Nicholas T. Dupuy, Mason B. Edwards, Blane M. Giardina, Beau C. Gibbons, Colin J. Gilmore, Grant V. Greco, John F. Hamilton IV, Ardley S. Hanemann, Russell J. Heath, Neal B. Hebert, Payton E. Hedrick, August M. Huete, Jacob A. Kieff, Michael A. Kinler Jr., Delery P. Knoll, Kyle J. Lorio, Mason A. Martinez, Benjamin O. May, Cael R. Meilleur, Cyril G. Melville IV, Shawyan Mirzai, Matthew C. Moore, William P. Motes, Kameron W. Muller-Schneider, Zachary P. Neagle, William C. Newell Jr., Andres W. Oberhelman, Alex C. O’Neil, Colby M. Queyrouze, Matthew G. Richard Jr., Willie Robinson IV, Christopher D. Scamardo, Anthony J. Serio, Joshua W. Shanks, Travis P. Talamo, Nicholas R. Tanet, John S. Tindall, Ethan J. Varisco, Nathaniel J. Verhoeven, Andrew B. Ward, Byron Washington II, and John F. Wegmann.