Don Bosco Prep Celebrates 103rd Commencement Exercises

Craig Dietel '13 Associate Director of Public Relations and Alumni
Today, 198 Ironmen from the Class of 2018 joined the ranks of the 102 classes that came before them as graduates of Don Bosco Prep. Students, faculty, family and friends all congregated at Granatell Stadium to watch these young men close one chapter and open a new one in their lives. Today was the culmination of all of their hard work and dedication throughout the past four years.

The Valedictory Address was given by Erik Andrew Olsen, Jr., and the Salutatory address was given by Michael George James. This year’s Commencement Speaker was Mr. Brian Gaine ‘91, the General Manager of the Houston Texans.

Following the Awarding of the Diplomas, Awards in Excellence were presented to the following:  

General Excellence: Gold
Erik Andrew Olsen Jr

General Excellence: Silver
Michael George James

General Excellence: Bronze
Richard Maximillian Minicus

Theology
Christian Anthony LoBiondo

English
Justin James DiFabritis

Latin
Derek James Schouten

Spanish
Christian Anthony LoBiondo

Italian
Ethan Nicholas Ciannamea

Mandarin
Thomas James Banting Icarangal

Mathematics
Erik Andrew Olsen Jr

Biology
Michael George James

Chemistry
Justin Samuel Specthrie

Physics
William Andrew Wantuch

Social Studies
Richard Maximillian Minicus

Art
Justin James DiFabritis

Concert Band
Ian Anderson Grayson

String Orchestra
Noah Lee

Vocal Music
Trevor James DeLello

Computer Science
Noah John Suttora

Robotics
James Anthony Lucinese

Physical Education
Ethan Nicholas Ciannamea

The Don Bosco Awards were given to Brendan James Podest , David Santiago Ramirez, Christopher Patrick Rauchet, Jack Raymond Swords, Ian Anderson Grayson, James Donald Kelso, Noah Lee, Kevin Anthony Brennan, Scott Ian Frank, and Michael Joseph Geraci.

The Outstanding Graduate Award was given to Kevin Anthony Brennan.

Congratulations to all of the graduates. Don Bosco Prep will always be home to you.
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