|5/3/2011 1:57:00 PM|
At Central Catholic, focus is on what really matters
|Archbishop Howard Class of 2011.|
Graduation ceremonies for the class of 2011 from Central Catholic High are set for 11 a.m. Saturday, June 11, at the University of Portland.
Valedictorian is Sarah Owens and co-salutatorians are Natalie Ceciliani and Rick Sullivan.
A lot of people have reasons to be proud of the graduating class. Out of a pool of 16,000 students, Pennilyn Stahl was named a National Merit Finalist, Owens was named a National Merit Semi-Finalist, Nathan Holder and Raven McClendon scored in the top three percent of more than 160,000 African American students in the National Achievement Scholarship Program, and seven other students were recognized as Commended Students in the National Merit Scholarship Program.
Football defensive lineman Brennan Scarlett was chosen to represent Oregon in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, David Carr was the player of the year in the Mount Hood Conference in basketball, and the volleyball team took the state title for the second year in a row. Boys cross country finished second in the state, boys’ basketball finished third in the state, and multiple conference championships were awarded to this year’s teams.
While sports and academics make Central Catholic a strong school, students' commitment to service makes them unique. This year’s seniors have performed more than 25,000 hours of community service since they began four years ago. They have completed service in states across the nation, and have served in Brazil, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Mexico.
Over the last four years, senior Sarah Schneider has been a model participant in Central Catholic’s Christian Service Program. As a freshman, Sarah completed her service requirements with projects at the Providence Prom for youths with disabilities and the Special Olympics Youth Games, and continued to serve throughout the year at various local organizations. She was active with the March of Dimes campaign during her sophomore year, and became a regular supporter of the Autistic Children’s Art Program, and the Mother and Child Education Center.
During her junior and senior years, she continued relationships with the organizations that she had served with in the past and began volunteering at Rose Haven and the Downtown Chapel, and participated in the Portland Plunge.
“When I see someone hurting or suffering, my heart goes out to them and I try to help them the best I can,” Schneider said.
Here are the graduates: Wasil Ahmed, Sean Allen, Melissa Alvarez, Molly Andersen, Marc Andre, Eric Baccellieri, Parrish Bancroft, Sarah Barham, Kara Barkdoll, Sophie Barshaw, Laura Battilega, Gregory Becker, Michael Beede, Jordan Beehler, Andrew Bennison, Jasmine Benson, Mary Bernetich, Lucas Bigler, Brooke Blair, Paul Bluhm, Will Bond, Arielle Bradford, Valanté Bradley, Marcus Brannon, Elizabeth Breed, Calvin Bui, Jordan Burd, David Carr, Natalie Ceciliani, Brookelynn Cole, Dazael Contreras-Segura, Reed Conway, Nathan Corrado, Cheyne Corrado, Julia Courtney, Amanda Craig, Isabella Cruz, Gregory Cruz, Connor Dack, Lindsay Damiano, Tyler Deffebach, Alex Derhalli, Alexandra Dove, Garrett Eggen, Elizabeth Ellis, Bridgette Emard, Kidus Ephrem, Nolan Farrell, Valerie Fisher, Jordan Fitzgerald, Antonia Fortes, Alyssa Foster, Ian Fouts, Joseph Frangipani, Alyssa Frangipani, Eleanor Franklin, Evan Gannicott, Lucas Germer, Russell Gilbertson, Austin Gonzales, Victor Gonzalez, Mitchell Gonzalez, Jonah Grahek, Gilbert Guest, Wesley Guy, Christopher Haas, Katherine Hauck, Gregory Heath, Mekeala Hemming, Heidi Henderson, Ian Hixson, Quy Hoang, Nathaniel Holder, Gwendolyn Hopman-Damon, Jackson Horton, Brendan Hurley, Hayden Ingram, Noah Johnson, Spence Johnston, Samuel Jones, Michael Kardas, Jennifer Kearns, Patrick Kempster, Taylor Kiefel, Peter King, Jeffrey Klein, Oliver Kunz, Spencer Lais, Kathleen Lance, Michael Laskowski, Dustin Lauritzon, Aaron LaVigne, Alexis Lazarides, Michael Le, William Leineweber, Kenneth Lewis, Brandon Life, Kevin Lillis, Britnee Mack, Brian Manning, Katherine Mardesich, Nicole Maroney, Samantha Marziello, Alexandra Mayes, Raven McClendon, Alexander McDougall, Kelsey McGinnis, Lauren McKenna, Oscar Melgarejo, Luke Miller, Erick Moore, Margaret Moran, Emily Moran, Paul Moreland, John Naigus, Casey Newsom, Michelle Nguyen, Andrew-An Nguyen, Kimberly Nolan, Ryan Nolan, Jake Norling, Brendan O'Callaghan, Molly O'Connor, Christine O'Donovan-Zavada, Brian O'Halloran, Kaylee Olin, Garrett Olin, Sarah Owens, Kainoa Pang-Peach, Nicole Pappelis, Jeffrey Parkhurst, Catlin Payne, Matthew Perez, Joseph Perisich, Morgan Peters, Braden Pierce, Maximillian Pinder, Demetri Posey, Zalena Puentes-Davis, Alexis Ramakers, Elisa Rau, Zachary Rego, Robert Reudink, William Reynolds, Johannah Roake, Brittnee Rosenblum, Brooke Sanchez, Troy Santangelo, Brennan Scarlett, Laura Schaeffer, Brandon Schaffer, Erika Schlotfeldt, William Schlotfeldt, Rylie Schlottmann, Maxwell Schmidt, Mariah Schneider, Sarah Schneider, Matthew Schumacher, Wyeth Seidel, Emma Shepanek, Daniel Sheridan, Allison Skalbeck, Kelly Slauson, Rachael Smith, Casey Smith, Marina Smith, Angela Snaer, Tyler Sonnemaker, Christopher Spaniel, André Spencer, Adrien Spencer, Meredith St. Clair, Pennilynn Stahl, Safiyyah Stanley, Adelia Stewart, Paige Stigen, Sage Stock, Peter Sugura, Rick Sullivan, Megan Susnjara, Charles Taylor-Love, Zachary Teeny, Alexandra Tester, Mary Thornby, Connor Toyooka, Cam Tu Tran, Erin Treat, Scott VanLaningham, Lucas Vanoudenhaegen, Mason Virnig, Megan Walsh, Ryan Walter, Deanna Ward, Patrick Weisensee, Hunter Weiss, Joseph Westerfield, Annie White, Kamren White, Aaron Whitehurst, Matthew Winter, Austin Wise