La Salle High School graduated 146 seniors at its 59th Commencement on Friday evening. Commencement exercises took place at the First Church of the Nazarene, next door to the school.
Isabella Marez, magna cum laude, gave the welcome address and Mary Harmon, summa cum laude, was chosen by the Faculty Commencement Committee for the honor of delivering the commencement address.
Cristina De La Cruz, summa cum laude, received the General Excellence Award for the highest cumulative grade point average in the class. She also received the Scholar Award for Liberal Arts. This fall, De La Cruz will attend Stanford University.
Samuel Christopher, summa cum laude, received the General Merit Award for the second highest cumulative grade point average in the class. He also received the Scholar Award for Visual and Performing Arts and Mathematics and Science. Samuel will attend Yale University in the fall.
Ethan Patrick and Julia Macabuhay received the Brother Celestine Excellence in Athletics and Sportsmanship Award. Melody Griffith received the De La Salle Service Award for academics, leadership and service to others. Mary Harmon received the Pro Deo et Patria Award for service to God, her community and her class.
Jeffrey Daley and Ashley Mayo received the Christian Brothers Provincial’s Lasallian Leadership Award.
Ninety-seven percent of La Salle’s graduating class will attend colleges or universities in the fall and 89% of the class will matriculate to four-year institutions in 20 states and the District of Columbia.