Class of 2013 Has Six Valedictorians Among 255 Graduates at Commencement Ceremony
Two hundred fifty-five Jesuit High School seniors were awarded diplomas by Fr. Raymond Fitzgerald, S.J., president of the school, at Commencement Exercises held Thursday, May 23 at the Pontchartrain Center in Kenner.
The Blue Jay Parents’ Club Award for excellence in scholarship was awarded to six seniors who are the co-valedictorians of their class, having graduated with the highest grade point average for four years at Jesuit: Jimmy J. Brown, Andrew J. Burmaster, Peyton L. Fine, Carl E. Hellmers, James R. Sampognaro (who delivered the valedictory address), and Matthew J. Wolff.
Corey M. James 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.
Blaine J. Loupe received The Julia Ferguson McEnerny Memorial Trophy, Donated by Will Gibbons McEnerny of the Class of 1914, which is awarded to the 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.”
Peyton L. Fine 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.