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Graduation 2016

Graduation 2016


Jesuit High School graduated its Class of 2016 on Wednesday (May 25), as the school celebrated a wonderful commencement at the Straz Center in downtown Tampa.

The graduating class of the school’s 117th year was comprised of 189 students, the largest class in Jesuit history. Of the graduates, 80% received academic, athletic, or service scholarships, and 69% received Florida Bright Futures Scholarships, with the total scholarship value exceeding $15.4 million. One-hundred percent were accepted into college, with 153 colleges and two service academies accepting Jesuit students in 2016.

The co-Valedictorians were Dominic Kynkor, who will attend Georgia Tech, and Evan Rabenold, who will attend Cornell University. Video of their presentations is below.

In keeping with one of Jesuit’s earliest traditions, graduates once again wore the traditional classic tuxedo. The tuxedos were revived at graduation last year for the first time in more than seven decades. The traditional cap and gown were worn the night before at Baccalaureate Mass.  

Click here to view a PDF of the event program from Graduation 2016.

Each year, four special awards are presented during commencement exercises to recognize outstanding members of the graduating class. The recipients of these awards are determined by a vote of the faculty, and are commemorated on the 'Men for Others' monument on campus. The 2016 winners were announced by principal Barry Neuburger at graduation:

  • The Joseph P. Gavan Award, for outstanding generosity and dependability in service to the school community: J.J. Zambito.
  • The Pedro Arrupe Award, for excelling as a “Man for Others” through distinguished achievement in community service: Alexander Barcenas.
  • The Larion J. Elliot Award, for dedication and commitment to Christ and the Church through the example of his Christian Life: J.J. Niekro.
  • The Charles J. Lashley Award, for outstanding characteristics of leadership of the student body, the highest honor Jesuit High School confers upon a graduating senior: Sergio Farina.

Below is a photo slideshow from graduation; videos of the awards announcements, the President's address, and the Valedictorian addresses; and a listing of the 189 members of the Class of 2016. (More graduation photos are available at Gigante Productions, Inc., password "Jesuit")


 
  





JESUIT HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 2016
Jett Mackenzie Angel
Salvatore Trace Arena
Alex Arnaldo Armenteros
Harrison Michael Astorquiza
Mayson Hunt Atkinson
Jad Rustom Azar
Nicholas Javier Baldor
Tyler Charles Ballehr
Alexander Karl Barcenas
Joshua Lobrin Barlaan
Nicholas Miguel Battle
Alexander Norbert Becsey
John Richard Bencivenga
Jamison John Bene
Brian Lloyd Benko
Jack Ryan Benson
Joseph Dean Berninghaus
Felix Angel Bou
Benjamin Alexander Brown
Christian Vincent Brown
Enrique Immanuel Brown
Trevor Eugene Brown
Victor Angelo Bufano
Brian Robert Buser
Charles Pinckney Butler
Kyle Aitor Cansler
Jonathan Nicholas Carter
Matthew Michael Caruso
John Louis Cerillo
William Francis Clewis, Jr.
Francisco Rio Colorado
Christopher Paul Conn
Paolo Alexander Consalvo
Walter Maddux Corish
Jelani Chinua Craig
Jasper Bilbao Creman
Jarred Smallwood Crowley
Jacob John Cruse
Christopher Joseph Cuttle
John Cao-Thai Dang
Nicholas James Decker
Devon Mark Diaz
Austin Scott Elliott
Jeffrey Stephen Erickson
Justin Michael LaGuardia Ewing
Sergio Andre Farina
William Johnson Ferguson, Jr.
Andrew James Fernandez
Alexander Cullem Fiore
Ryan James Fleming
Brett Joseph Gajewski
Jonathan David Galvez
Logan Thomas Golladay
Brendan Christopher Gonzalez
Bernard Lee Green III
Myles Matthew Hahn
Joshua Ramone Hamilton
Alexander Byrne Harrell
Joshua Robert Heiman
John Gregor Hentschel
Austin Hernandez
Justin John Hoffman
Vito Zortea Holmes
Hunter Thomas Huseby
Adam Athos Hutson
Brendan Patrick Ina
Eric Davison Isenbergh, Jr.
Shea Phillips Joffray
Brian Liam Kelly
Daniel Joseph Kervin
Jason Taylor Kohlhepp
Grant Gabriel Kurtz
Clayton Thomas Kwiatkowski
Dominic Anthony Kynkor
Colin Thomas Lambert
Joseph Anthony Lanese
Sean Trace Lanoue
Jordan Khiry Lassiter
Samuel Alexander Lauro, Jr.
Connor James LaVoy
Jacob Thomas LaVoy
Joongchang Michael Lee
Franklin Lefler III
Nicholas Joseph Leone
Adam Craig Lewis
Trent Michael Lewis
Albert Byrne Litschgi III
Parker Ryan Looney
Dylan Anthony Lopez
Marcos Xavier Lopez
Connar Murphy Lufkin
Steven Anthony Lugo
Kieran Daniel Mahoney
Josiah Robert Mallan
Joseph Michael McCoy
Tyler James McGarrity
Michael David McHale
Nicholas Ryan McLachlan
Caleb Virgil McNamara
Gantt Winstead Meredith
Nicholas Paul Messina
John Joseph Miller
Noah Darryl Miller
Ricardo Antonio Miniet
Jackson Joseph Moffett
Thomas Jacob Mooney
Alexander Gonzalo Morales
Nanya Seku Morris
David Andrew Mullan
Jacob Michael Newton
Kenneth Lohn Nicholson III
Joseph James Niekro
Victor A. Olaya
Nicholas Antonio Ortega
Steven Nana Owusu
Samuel August Paniello
Christian Paul Paredes
Robert Edward Parish
Daniel Joseph Peek
Victor Eduardo Pena
Nicholas James Perillo
Cameron Phillip Petrie
Carter Jack Pfost
Brendan Robert Philbin
Tyler Russell Fernandez Pratt
Patrick David Prieto
Zachary Aaron Quilty
Evan Paul Rabenold
Griffin O’Hare Rain
Hunter Michael Ratchford
Nicholas Walter Rausch
Cheyenne Remigio Reyes
Jason Edward Reynolds
Rey Riveros
Sebastian James Rivers
Jackson Alexander Roberson
Daniel Rodriguez
Alex Mathew Roetzheim
Kevin Thomas Root
Matthew Louis Ruel
Jonathan Daniel Ruiz
Braxton Tyler Rupp
Jonathan Matthew Ryan
Jacob Logan Salzsieder
Michael Steven Sandborn
Dominic Espina Santos
Zachary Ryan Saylor
Spencer Taylor Sayre
Michael Edward Schmeling
Charles Byron Schmitt
Calvin Tyler Scott
Angelo Carmen Searls
Thomas Michael Shaffer
Jacob Thomas Shoop
Michael A. Sierra
Matthew Orencio Silva
William Joseph Sink
Dylan Michael Snyder, Jr.
Justin Richard Sosa
Andrew Roger Stephan
Dylan Patrick Stewart
Jason Curtis Stokes
Zachary Philip Sullivan
Brendan James Sutton
Christopher Andrew Sutton
Michael Addison Sweet
Jack Takeshi Tamashiro
Nikolas Dean Thanasides
Roberto Carlos Torres
Michael John Toth
Michael Joseph Troy
William Hunter Tubbs
Jeffrey Thomas Turn
Brett Lawrence Vance
Eliot Christopher Veith
Jorge Gabriel Viso
James Carnagey Ward
William Trahern Ward
Adam Scott Weekley
Spencer Robert George Whipple
Luke Clark Wichman
Sean William Wickett
Logan Christopher Wills
Trevor Scott Wilson
Christopher Anthony Yatsula
Jacob Cullen Yodzis
Uriel Cabiles Zabala
John Ignazio Zambito
Jacob Michael Zelen

 

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