Commencement Ceremony Sends Out Class of 2018 in Spirit of Exploration
Diplomas were awarded to 275 members of Jesuit High School’s Class of 2018 by school president Fr. Christopher S. Fronk, S.J., at Commencement Exercises on Thursday evening, May 24, at the Pontchartrain Center in Kenner.
Christopher M. Ross 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.
John W. Howell 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.”
Benjamin T. Finicle 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 five seniors: Garrett T. Crumb (who delivered the valedictory address); Robert R. Christmann; Samuel O. Guillory; Graeme S. Mjehovich; and William C. Rogers.
Garrett T. Crumb, the son of Jason and Kerri Crumb of Metairie, will attend Vanderbilt University.
Robert R. Christmann, the son of Paul and Noel Christmann of New Orleans, will attend the University of Notre Dame.
Samuel O. Guillory, the son of Timothy Guillory and Lori Lorentz of Metairie, will attend the University of Miami (Honors Program).
Graeme S. Mjehovich, the son of Vlaho and Robin Mjehovich of Metairie, will attend Georgetown University.
William C. Rogers, the son of Paul and Perry Rogers of New Orleans, will attend Lipscomb University (Honors Program).
Receiving the Accelerated Program Diploma with the special commendation of summa cum laude were Matt J. Alexander, Nathan M. Alvarez, Robert S. Argote, Leo John Arnett, Jonathan M. Arnold, Cutshall T. Ashley, Kenneth J. Aucoin III, Donald A. Barrett, Mitchell M. Berry, Gregory J. Buisson, Jr.,
Andrew P. Burnside, Jr., James A. Busenlener, Jackson N. Butterbaugh, Peter C. Carr, Robert F. Cerise, Brandon M. DeRojas, Max J. Drury, Emory T. Ducote, Andrew M. Dufour, Stephen M. Ecuyer,
Ethan B. Erhardt, Michael C. Farrugia, Benjamin T. Finicle, Matthew J. Frischhertz, David B. Gravolet, Ryan A. Guillot, Colin J. Haag, David J. Hart, Davis J. Hatrel, Andrew A. Hemelt,
John Thomas Holmes, Robert O. Homes IV, Michael S. Ingram, Paul R. James, Kaden J. Knecht, Nathan C. Koenig, Andrew L. Kuebel, John F. Kuebel, Reese T. Leonhard,
Nicholas P. Leonik, Larson S. McAlpine, Tucker P. McGuinness, Patrick R. McManus, Clayton M. Merwin, Christopher W. Meyer, Juan M. Molina, Jr., Patrick D. Murray, John N. Nuttli, Luke A. Pertuit,
Michael J. Plessala, Dean W. Poche, Brenner A. Rauch, David E. Redmann III, Matthew K. Richards, Aidan T. Roberts, Christopher M. Ross, Andrew S. Ryan, Thomas R. Sagona, Seth M. Schmitt, Patrick J. Schwing,
Luke P. Sisung, Timothy J. Stahel, Richard R. Stedman III, Malcolm G. Sundell, Norris C. Talbot, Jake T. Theriot, Austin D. Tran, Ryan M. Tucker, Matthew D. Ward, Samuel M. Whitsell, and Patrick J. Young.
Receiving the Accelerated Program Diploma with the special commendation of magna cum laude were Evan P. Alphonso, Cooper J. Arnold, Alexander L. Barron, Eric C. Boos, Jr., Braden J. Brignac, Anthony C. Ceasar, Anthony C. Cibilich, William T. Costanzo, Matthew A. Cruz, Thomas A. Delsa, Gavin C. Detillier,
Donald G. Ellis III, Kevin P. Fox, Scott P. Gibson, John W. Hite IV, Nicholas E. Ho, John W. Howell, William K. Kitziger, Christian H. Lacoste, Adam R. Larriviere, Hunter L. Maher, Dylan P. McKeough,
Peter D. Michiels, Collin M. Miller, Benton R. Moore, William W. Nance, Luke O. Parks, Jeremy P. Poissenot, Ryan A. Smith, Jordan E. Tufts, Colin M. Wood, and Spencer C. Zaheri.
Receiving the Accelerated Program Diploma with the special commendation of cum laude were Melvin D. Allen III, Blaise D. Bonura, William T. Brown, Patrick Calhoun, Jr., Wyatt J. Candies, Austin T. Carter, Thomas L. Curry, Preston S. Dantin, Robert G. Haik II, Cornelius R. Heusel III,
Logan R. Javier, Bryan H. Landry, Matthew J. Latham, Wilder N. Maguire, Chance C. McConduit, Jordan R. Merritt, Garrin E. Mesa, Blake R. Mire, Christopher M. Morel,
René S. Paysse III, Alexander J. Petty, Peyton A. Queyrouze, Harrison P. Robichaux, Grant S. Saunders, Eric Michael Schorr II, Gavin T. Lee Sheng, William Shiell VI, and Timothy P. Verlander.
Earning the Accelerated Program Diploma for having successfully completed a five-year program above and beyond the school’s ordinary requirements were Steven R. Baldwin, Logan D. Barrois, Andrew P. Bechtel, Andrew L. Gruntz, Christian M. Hess, Blair L. Loupe, Carson D. MacKenzie, Logan C. Raymond, Seth A. Rocha, Ryan E. Santos,
Kyle M. Selle, Will K. Shropshire, Richard H. Starr, Harrison J. Steudlein, Jack C. Vollenweider, and Aubert F. Waguespack.
Completing the College Preparatory Course with the special commendation of summa cum laude were David L. Blosser, Jr., Benjamin G. Brodnax, Addison C. Bui, Andrew P. Fugetta, Franco J. Funes, Michael S. Hull, Evan M. McElveen, Jarrett P. Orr, Tanner J. Tripoli, Christopher P. Vasquez, and Van H. Vu.
Completing the College Preparatory Course with the special commendation of magna cum laude were Chase A. Baril, Chandler J. Boudreaux, Andrew E. Cashman, Cameron J. DiMaggio, William C. Edwards, William W. Ellinghausen, Mason N. French, Quinn J. Fuentes, Kevin M. Gallagher, Brandon A. Huggett,
Alexander R. Klein, Brock M. Leonard, Gabriel A. Massey, Cameron P. McNulty, Lawrence J. Melito III, Andre L. Mire, Brady C. Moran, Tuan A. Pham, Gage M. Polkey,
Patrick L. Prosper, Jr., John H. Schmidt, Jr., Noah J. Scott, Sean M. Seghers, Seth C. Silva, Erick J. Trotter, Jr., Alexander G. Watermeier, Thaddeus G. Wilson, and John C. Womble.
Completing the College Preparatory Course with the special commendation of cum laude were Jackson R. Abadie, Jack O. Baudouin, Andrew C. Black III, Ethan A. Bodin, Noah A. Cormier, Michael A. D’Arcangelo, Joseph R. Dupepe, Hunter P. Faust, Patrick W. Gallagher, Michael J. Gieseler,
Grayson M. Glorioso, Trent S. Greco, Evan J. Green, Ryan J. Hamilton, William K. Landrieu, Shane D. Lanson, Eli J. Larriviere, Mitchell R. Lulich, Alec C. Maraldo, Henry B. McAloon,
John M. McMahon, Jr., Tyler J. Mire, Paul H. Myers, Nicholas A. Natal, Austin R. Oliva, Nathan A. Pajares, Matthew E. Palmer, Evan M. Queyrouze, Andrew K. Quirk, Bryce V. Rodriguez,
Daniel J. Sentilles, Alex S. Thomas, Paul S. Treuting, Johnny L. Williams III, Michael L. Williams III, and Michael Z. Younis.
Completing the College Preparatory Course were Laith H. Alkahby, Thomas I. Arseneaux, Hunter W. Babineaux, Zachary P. Beckmann, Hunter B. Bell, Paul A. Bienvenu V, Gabriel R. Bopp, Jacob M. Bordelon, James F. Bradford, Hampton D. Callais,
Samuel J. Caluda, Talon M. Comeaux, Christian A. de Gracia, John G. Drake, Gabriel G. Dupuy, Parker G. Edwards, Maximillian D. Elvir, Joshua D. Gaspard, Colin J. Gordon, Dennis J. Guillot,
Reed H. Huguet, David R. Jackson II, William P. Jackson, Jr., Brennan J. Jeffrey, Anthony D. Kelly, Jacob A. Knoll, Gregory C. Landrieu, Chase M. LaRocca, Charles A. Lobrano, Hunter J. Ludwig,
James H. Mason, Oscar R. Maumus, Christian P. McClure, Christopher D. McMahon, David G. Miller II, Collin R. Oubre, Alvin J. Philips III, Ian K. Poche, Brett L. Power,
Frank J. Sclafani, William E. Simon, Brian B. Taylor, Noah J. Tobin, Michael R. Torry, Jr., Clay J. Valentino, Noel E. Vargas II, Gabriel C. Wax, and Kelly P. Zeringue.