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Commencement 2019

St. Sebastian's School graduated 67 students during its 75th Commencement Exercises on Thursday, June 6, 2019.

Reverend Kenneth R. Sicard, O.P., Executive Vice-President/Treasurer of Providence College and Trustee of St. Sebastian's School, delivered the Commencement address. John H. Randall '19 was this year's Valedictorian and Jared H. Price '19 was the Salutatorian. Headmaster Bill Burke presented the diplomas to the graduates at a ceremony held in St. Bartholomew Church.

The night before, June 5, St. Sebastian's held its annual Baccalaureate Mass in St. Bartholomew Church and then hosted a Senior-Parent Dinner afterwards in Ward Hall for the families. Awards were given out and the members of the Class of 2019 were given their ties and pens.

Congratulations to the Class of 2019!
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Pursuit of Excellence in the Disciplines Awards
Presented to individuals selected by the faculty

English Literature – Anthony A. Perez, Jared H. Price
Latin – Ryan J. Steinkrauss
History – James M. Esperne, Jack S. Gallagher
Religion – James M. Esperne, Brendan M. Murphy
English Writing – Ted P. Duffy, Ryan W. Heffernan
Spanish – Emmanuel W. Messele, Anthony A. Perez
Drama – Anthony A. Perez, Cole C. Tremblay
Visual Art – Ted P. Duffy
Music – Nathaniel T. Kocho, Anthony A. Perez, Cole C. Tremblay
Ceramics – Connor J. Bertsch, Stepan N. Kapreilian
Photography – Matthew L. Connelly
Mathematics – Ryan W. Heffernan, Jared H. Price, John H. Randall
Physics – Nolan M. Prince
Chemistry – Keun Woo Oh
Biology – Emmanuel W. Messele
Greek – Ryan E. Mullen
Computer Science – Owen P. Martin, Jared H. Price

The following Medals are awarded to individuals who, during their high school years, have achieved the highest grade point average in required courses in the respective disciplines

The Humberto Cardinal Medeiros Memorial Medal for Modern Languages – John H. Randall
The Rev. Msgr. Joseph A. Beatty Memorial Medal for English – Jared H. Price, John H. Randall
The Rev. Msgr. John F.X. Harney Memorial Medal for Religion – John H. Randall
The Rev. Msgr. Charles D. McInnis Memorial Medal for History – Jack S. Gallagher
The Paul A. Ablondi '57 Memorial Medal for Mathematics – John H. Randall
The St. Sebastian Medal for Science – John H. Randall
The St. Sebastian Medal for Fine Arts – Matthew L. Connelly, Ted P. Duffy
The St. Sebastian Medal for Classics – John R. Dumouchel, John B. Moffatt

The Headmaster's Award
Presented to the graduate who has achieved the highest cumulative grade point average

John H. Randall

The St. Sebastian's Scholar Award
Presented to the graduates who have received a yearly average of B or higher in every course every year

Peter J. Blake, Alex D. Cherry, John R. Dumouchel, Ryan W. Heffernan, Theodore J. Hoppe, Stepan N. Kapreilian, Thomas J. Lyons III, Joseph G. Maalouf, Owen P. Martin, Jack-Patrick Milbury, Ryan E. Mullen, Brendan M. Murphy, Keun Woo Oh, Brian C. Piatelli, Jared H. Price, Nolan M. Prince, John H. Randall, William R. Seidl, Robert T. Smith, Michael J. Swirbalus, Miguel J. Vega, Jr., Griffin C. Wagner

The Sr. Evelyn C. Barrett, O.P. Scholarship Award
Presented to that senior who, in the opinion of the Faculty, most exemplifies in body, mind, and soul the spirit of St. Sebastian's School

Alex D. Cherry, Timothy L. Noone

The Robert S. Gilligan Award
Presented to seniors who best exemplify the qualities of courage, determination, and perseverance

Matthew L. Connelly

The Cardinal Cushing Memorial Medal for Student Service
Presented to a senior for exemplary service to the School

William R. Hentschel

The Joseph P. MacDonald Award
Presented each year by the Student Council, in conjunction with the School community, to a member of the St. Sebastian's family for outstanding service to the School

Brendan W. Sullivan

The Reverend Charles K. Riepe Medallion
Presented by the Assistant Headmaster, in consultation with the administration and faculty, to the members of the graduating class who have shown true leadership in exemplifying the virtues of faith and honor for which the School stands

Jack S. Gallagher, Robert T. Smith

The Founder's Medal
Presented to the member of the Senior Class whose character, leadership, and fortitude most closely reflect the ideals that inspired William Cardinal O'Connell to found this School in the name of St. Sebastian

William R. Seidl, Miguel J. Vega, Jr.

The Leslie C. Quick, Jr. Medal
Presented each year to seniors for exemplary initiative, creativity, and perseverance in advancing the mission of the School

Anthony A. Perez

The Alumni Award
Presented to seniors, selected by the faculty, who possess strength of mind, body, and character; who display outstanding attitude, effort, and achievement; have innate commitment to excellence in all endeavors; and who have made many and varied contributions to St. Sebastian's School

Peter J. Blake, Ryan E. Mullen


Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen Award

Jack S. Gallagher

Chapel Speech Award

Liam J. Gorman, Chinedu C. Okwerekwu

ISL Award of Excellence

William R. Seidl

Marine Corps Scholastic Excellence Award

Patrick J. Barron, Emmanuel W. Messele, Nolan M. Prince

Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete Award

William J. Frisoli, Liam J. Gorman