Father Harold Snider of the Provincial of the Western American Province of the Capuchin Franciscan Order represented his Excellency Bishop José Gómez, Archbishop of Los Angeles, at the graduation. Father Tony Marti, the school president; Thomas Moran, the school principal; and Mark Heydorff, the chairman of the board of directors, also officiated at the 69th annual commencement exercises for the Catholic college preparatory institution.
Carson Christ led the National Anthem, Amr Eissa, the senior class president, welcomed the crowd, and valedictorian Connor Martin gave a formal address to the audience. Martin also received the Capuchin Award and Medal for Scholarship. The program also recognized salutatorian Jonathan Hasbun for his exceptional achievement. Additionally, Christ was presented with the Rudy Trujillo Award for Academic Effort.
St. Francis Certificates of Distinction were awarded to graduates in the following categories: fine arts — Carson Christ, Mason Ning and Erik Weisner; foreign language — Evan Gonzalez and Connor Martin; leadership — Joseph Arboles; mathematics — Neal Muir and William Murphy; religion — Eli Maalouf; science — William Murphy and Leonard Pieroni IV; and social studies — Jonathan Hasbun and Conrad Jensen.
At the time of graduation, students from St. Francis High School’s graduating class received 256 scholarships and awards to colleges and universities throughout the United States. These scholarships and awards equate to $11,578,014 toward the recipients’ educational costs.