Jesuit High School Has 285 Graduates of the Class of 2017
Diplomas were awarded to 285 members of Jesuit High School’s Class of 2017 by school president Fr. Christopher Fronk, S.J. at Commencement Exercises on Tuesday evening, May 23 at the Pontchartrain Center in Kenner.
The faculty of Jesuit High School nominate seniors who are deserving of three special awards. By tradition, and by a vote of the faculty, the recipients were announced the night of graduation.
- Palmer N. Montalbano 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.
- Davis E. Martin 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.
- Denman O. McGinnis II 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.”
Five Co-valedictorians Among the 285 Graduates
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 five seniors: (from left) Andrew D. Souther; John R. Steib; Troy A. Broussard, Jr. (who delivered the valedictory address); Christopher A. Chimento; and William G. Fine.
Troy A. Broussard, Jr., the son of Norma and Troy Broussard of Slidell, will attend the University of Oklahoma (Honors Program).
Christopher A. Chimento, the son of Leslie and George Chimento of Metairie, will attend the University of Notre Dame.
William G. Fine, the son of Mary Beth and Paul Fine of New Orleans, will attend the University of Notre Dame.
Andrew D. Souther, the son of Aimee and David Souther of Jefferson, will attend Fordham University (Honors Program).
John R. Steib, the son of Tish and Raymond Steib of Gretna, will attend Fordham University (Honors Program).
Jesuit High School’s Class of 2017
Receiving the Accelerated Program Diploma with the special commendation of summa cum laude were Samy M. Amkieh, Christopher L. Beebe, Nathaniel H. Beech, Jeffery P. Brothers, Jr., Graham S. Buck, Brice S. Catalano , John M. Cazabon , Todd C. Crabtree , Riess A. Dominici , Louis H. Flores IV,
Nikhil Gogineni, Christian E. Gonzalez , Justin L. Guerin, Adam A. Hassan, Christian G. Hebert, William S. Hillery, Philip L. Hourguettes, Dieter M. Hugel, Jr., Brandon M. Jackson, Roger W. Jordan III,
John D. Kling, Collin M. Kulivan, Jarod D. Larriviere, Fletcher W. Lavie, Lloyd F. Ledet III, Joon-Kyoo Lee, Luke W. Lingle, Christian A. Marks, Davis E. Martin, Noah D. Martin,
John G. McCord, Dylan E. Meyer, Palmer N. Montalbano, Luke A. Navarro, August E. Neyrey IV, Albert J. Nicaud III, Xavier N. Oberhelman, John A. Quaglino, Patrick M. Rees, Keegan P. Rooney, Henry J. Sauviac,
Leonardo E. Seoane, Michael S. Sepcich, Jr., Marc W. Théberge, Jr., Jared J. Tonglet, Cullen W. Unsworth, Jonathan P. Vegh, Preston T. Warwick, Alexander W. Welsh, Christian M. Westholz, Noah C. Wilkins, and Aaron Yu.
Receiving the Accelerated Program Diploma with the special commendation of magna cum laude were John A. Bagert, Noah B. Baquet, Vincent R. Baumer, Shane M. Begg, Guy L. Cresson, John A. Crowson, Daniel D. DeGrange, Jacob R. DeRamus, Peyton D. Duersel, Michael C. Ellis,
Ian M. Fogarty, Brandon B. Gerdes, Jordan W. Giewat, Matthew J. Granier, Seth A. Gunnels, Jeremy P. Hamilton, Albert P. Kropog III, Marshall T. Lee, Nicholas A. Legier, Ethan D. Legrand,
Peyton E. Lofton, Briggs C. Lucia, Tristan N. Marchand, Bryce P. Musso, Matthew T. Nguyen, Cameron M. Pelitere, Edmond J. Perret III, John F. Pontin V, Connor P. Prouet, Sam J. Recile III,
John D. Redfearn, Patrick H. Rooney, Kai M. Rozas, James A. Stapp, Jr., Grant J. Stevens, William S. Tosh, Hunter K. Tracey, James M. Truett, Jacob L. Whitlow, William W. Wilson IV, and Benjamin A. Wolf.
Receiving the Accelerated Program Diploma with the special commendation of cum laude were Jacob L. Baxter, Ryan A. Bourdais, Jaime E. Colon, Liam B. Crane, William V. Crumley, Jackson V. de Gruy, Ian S. Doskey, Paul M. Elvir III, Evan J. Fogg, Borjius J. Guient, Jr.,
Joshua A. Harper, Evan P. Hatrel, Robert S. Hayden, William A. King, Michael J. LaForge, Daniel G. Leithman, Hayden A. Lichtl, Denman O. McGinnis II, John C. Musser, Hunt M. Navar,
William W. Rosevally, Dominic W. Salomone, Colin A. Scripter, Willard E. Strout II, Jonathan L. Tabora, Wilhelm D. Waguespack, Richmond W. Wall, and Connor J. Ward.
Earning the Accelerated Program Diploma for having successfully completed a five-year program above and beyond the school’s ordinary requirements were Jacob A. Acosta, Mitchell W. Barras, Christian P. Crout, Trey C. Hoard, Karl E. Hoefer, Jr., John K. Jackson III, Julian P. Mahfouz, and Nicholas J. Rodriguez-Ema.
Completing the College Preparatory Course with the special commendation of summa cum laude were Richard J. Besselman, Jr., Van G. Bohn, Jr., Chad A. Eichhorn, Eric R. Espinal, Nathan K. Le, Jacob G. Marshall, Nicholas B. Pham, Alex J. Plaisance, and Andrew P. Stahl.
Completing the College Preparatory Course with the special commendation of magna cum laude were Aaron G. Baker, Bridges G. Baudier, Maxfield B. Bell, André P. Benjamin, Jr., Jandon J. Briscoe, John A. Cronvich, Christopher R. Cuomo, Jr., Blake N. Dulcich, Davis M. Friend, Robert Hamlin III,
James M. Haupt, Jr., Connor P. Housey, Jamal N. Jordan, Travis P. Kieff, Matthew A. Kives, Nolan T. Lambert, Luke M. Malter, Troy P. McConnell II, André R. Navarre, Jack D. North,
Matthew T. O’Neill, Salvatore S. Ovella IV, Blake A. Parenton, Colin J. Parenton, Benjamin C. Roberts, Eli J. Sisung, Michael D. Smart, Jacob E. Tingler, Connor J. Zaeringer, and Christopher M. Zelenka.
Completing the College Preparatory Course with the special commendation of cum laude were Dominic R. Baker, Brett R. Balser, Blake A. Brown, Randy J. Carter, Jr., Joshua T. Cashio, Jake D. Chanove, Hanson A. Chokr, William J. Conrad, Brendan H. Conroy, Cameron J. Crozier,
William N. Daigle, Corey J. Dublin, Nathan A. Farley, Wesley B. Faust, Akalanka R. Fernando, Caleb H. Ferry, Richard C. Gogreve, Mason P. Graham, John R. Illg III, Charles A. Juge,
Adam E. Landrieu, Justin A. Leveque, Ashton T. Loria, Evan P. Loria, William O. Matthews, Matthew T. McMahon, Juan P. Menendez, Reed E. Meric, Harper J. Miller, John D. Orazio, Christopher T. Pitre,
Scott M. Prados, Hayden J. Ricca, Michael J. Scillitani, Seth A. Serpas, Gabriel C. Silvera, Zachary G. Simon, Brooks M. Simons, Patrick S. Spiers, Charles C. Szeszycki, Matthew N. Valerio, and Gary F. Zeringue, Jr.
Completing the College Preparatory Course were Chase A. Adamcewicz, Cal R. Adams, John B. Appel III, Patrick A. Appel, Joshua B. Armond, Ryan J. Armond, Kyle J. Bardell, Colton J. Bell, Taylor S. Bonnet, Brent M. Brocato,
Patrick G. Brou, Matthew J. Caluda, Santiago R. Cambias, Peyton A. Cox, Sean M. Cremaldi, Andrew G. Dandry, Dylan T. Dempsey, Bryce G. Duffy, Trent L. Dumser, Jacob M. Eymard,
Kyle T. Fitzpatrick, Jack W. Gab, Nicholas E. Gauthé, Jason M. Grana, Jr., Mason B. Green, Brandon M. Greer, Noah B. Griffin, Russ P. Gros, William S. Hamilton, August J. Hansen,
Grant A. Happel, Nicholas P. Hazard, Travis B. Huizar, Jr., Brian C. Illg II, Hunter T. Jones, Andrew E. Keeler, Jordan D. Kelley, Connor G. LeBlanc, Cameron W. Lobell, William R. Lopez,
Kevin M. Lynch, Jr., Cameron J. Maheu, Edward A. Medina, Jr., Jackson V. Melnyk, Dennis M. Miller, Michael G. Nash, Jr., Tyler R. Oliva, William D. Palmer, John M. Perkins, Garrett M. Pertuit,
Adrian J. Prudhomme, Nicholas M. Ray, Rowley C. Redmann, Seth M. Reed, Austin G. Ros, Cameron M. Rosen, Mahlon P. Ruegge, Peyton A. Schillaci, Douglas A. Schof, Jr., Conner M. Seither,
Parker A. Simoneaux, Zachary D. Smith, Connor B. Tappel, Bailey C. Termine, Trace J. Theriot, Alexander B. Tisdale, Alexander L. Tran, Tanner V. Tresca, Jean-Paul Tujague, Jr., and David D. Zimmer.