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May 19, 2009

Austin Preparatory School Class of 2009

Austin Preparatory, Class of 2009

Graduation: Saturday, May 30, at 2 p.m.

Location: Multi-Purpose Facility, Austin Preparatory School

The Class of 2009

Sean Michael Annese

Kerrin Marie Arnold

Cassandra Marie Barbas

Beau Thomas Batchelor

Mohini Praful Bhakta

Kishanraj Praful Bhakta

Mary Grace Bidgood

Paul Edward Bimmler

Ashley Marie Borders

Renee Marie Bresten

Kathleen Marie Campbell

Kelly Ann Camuso

Gregory Alan Cass

Anthony William Cirurso

Patrick Joseph Concannon

Leigh Anne Concessi

Matthew Dempsey Cooke

Rachael Eileen Coombes

Ryan Raymond Crean

Kevin Joseph Cronan

Melissa Ruth Cronin

Noelle Cheryl Croteau

Brandon Gifford Cummings

Ellen Carey Dechant

Patrick Daniel Delaney

Amara Nicole DelVecchio

John Joseph DeMichaelis

Brian Michael Desmond

Jennifer Charlotte Dickerson

Megan Marie Donahue

Amanda Lee Dube

Shannon Marie DuBois

Kerry Frances Duran

Peter Ross Farfaras

Amy Louise Fay

Andrea Maria Fernandez

Ben Patrick Ferry

Robert Patrick Filteau

Cameron Michael Fitzpatrick

Kathleen Mary Flaherty

Shane Robert Foley

Meagan Elizabeth Fonzi

Edward Whalen Fothergill

Nicole Christine Frattura

Nathaniel Henry Fuller

Christopher Patrick Furlong

Kathryn Garland

Felicia Kathryn Giuliano

Lauryn Grace Granara

Anthony Gravallese

Emily Margaret Heffernan

Peter Edward Hemme

John Philip Higgins

Daniel Joseph Higgins

Mara Ellen Jaffarian

Alexander Grant James

Lauren Elizabeth Johnson

Glenna Kathleen Keogh

William Daly Kerrigan

Amanda Marie Keshian

Kaitlyn Olivia Laidley

Lucas Charles Layman

Sean Michael Lenehan

Tyler Evan Letendre

Juliahna Rae Losano

Timothy Michael Gale MacKenzie

Christopher Robert Mansi

Ethan Douglas Marsh

Katherine Emily Marshall

Justin Griffin Matos

Andre Cloutier Mayer

Daniel Lawrence McDermott

William Francis McNeice

Lawrence Joseph McQuaid

Joseph John Meade

Jennifer Marie Migliozzi

Alexandra Linda Nader

Alexandra Nese

Brian Thomas Olshaw

Amanda Marie Opolski

James Hammell Orrigo

Jennifer Rose Pace

Nicolas James Palmisano

Curtis John Paparian

Robert Peter Pappagianopoulos

John Robert Randolph

Timothy Brian Rivotto

Joseph Robert Russell

Brian James Russo

Nicole Ann Saia

Michael Joseph Scola

Jonathan Paul See

Victoria Marie Skiffington

Danielle Ellen Smith

Ashley Rose Stamatis

Casey Katherine Sullivan

Scott Roush Sutherland

Lauren Elise Swett

Victoria Elizabeth Taft

Crystal Alexa Talbot

Ryan Joseph Taylor

Ryan Michael Taylor

Mary Kristin Tower

Henry Paul Twomey

Peter Thomas White

James Alan Wilkie

Thomas Dowling Williams

Ryan Paul Wilson

Andrew Thomas Woods

Class Information

Number of seniors: 109

Class officers: Eddie Fothergill, president; Kevin Cronan, vice president; John DeMichaelis, secretary; Katie Garland, public relations

Valedictorian: Timothy MacKenzie

Salutatorian:Mary Bidgood

Class advisor: Doreen Fuller

Prom: Saturday, May 16, at the Westin, Waltham

Class gift: New trophy cases

Class trip: Six Flags New England

Other special senior activities: Baccalaureate Mass: Friday, May 29, at 4 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Facility. Homilist: The Rev. James Flavin. Theme: Using our gifts from the Holy Spirit in Service to Others.

Class Memories

  • During our time at Austin, one of our favorite events happened during the winter sports season our sophomore year. Despite good seasons by the girls and boys basketball teams, the ski team, the swim team and the winter track team, the success of both the boys and girls ice hockey teams is what drew fans' attention. As tournament time neared, the hype around the two teams began to rise. The girls had easily qualified for the state tournament and the boys were able to clinch a berth in the Super Eight with a win over Woburn in a shootout. The boys went 2-1 in the round robin play and earned a semifinal game against Weymouth while the girls team earned a spot in the state championship. Both teams were playing in front of a packed Harvard Arena and despite falling to their opponents, the success of both teams brought great school spirit to Austin. This event was a favorite because of the camaraderie at Austin and the support that both students and faculty showed for our student athletes.

  • The Class of 2009 is the last remaining class to have been at Austin for "Fire Day." In 2003, during our sixth grade year, a fire started in the second floor boys' bathroom during first period. The school was immediately evacuated and all students were sent to the Multi-Purpose Facility. We remained there for most of the day while the Reading Fire Department put out the fire and investigated its cause. The faculty did their best to keep the students entertained, mostly with impromptu games of volleyball. The majority of the morning was spent with the girls varsity volleyball team taking on the boys and girls soccer teams, boys football and others. Even the sixth and seventh grades got a chance to play each other. Luckily, the fire had not spread throughout the rest of the school, and we were allowed to return to school towards the end of the day to eat lunch. We were able to have class the very next day. Firefighters said that the fire had originated in a trash barrel, and it is still not known how it started. Still, Fire Day will not soon be forgotten by anyone who experienced it.

  • One of the class of 2009's favorite school memories was tailgating before the football games throughout our high school career. We set up a tent and brought a grill and a cooler to enjoy the fall days together. We always had music to listen to and had a great time. Then we would all go sit in the end zone to cheer on Austin Prep. At the end of the game, the celebrations would continue in the parking lot under the tent, with players joining in. It was a chance for everyone to be together and have fun enjoying great food. The fall seasons will never be forgotten.

Congratulations Class of 2009

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