St. John's Preparatory High School
Graduation: Sunday, May 17, 2009, at 11 a.m.
Location: Ryken Field on the St. John's Prep campus
The Class of 2009
David Choate Brandt
Andrew Crotty IV
Robert Donnelly III
Peter Haxton, Jr.
Alexander McKinnon II
David Curtin Miller
Francis Curtin Miller
Lucas John Paratore
Kyle Frederick Parsons
Theodore Joseph Simone Patrikas
Thomas Joseph Simone Pedulla
Andrew Salvatore Piatelli
Kenneth Gunter Polte
Kevin James Poplaski
Robert John Preston
Daniel J Pugliares
Ryan Anthony Pugliares
Joseph Michael Pullano
Aria M. Rad
Kristopher Frederick Reslow
Nicholas Anthony Riccio
John Joseph Robinson
Tucker / Robinson-Neff
Martin Albert Robledo
Joseph (Jake) Santarelli
Geoffrey Sirr III
Benjamin Holtzman Smith
Thomas Terranova III
Michael Vigorito, Jr.
Number of seniors: 281
Graduation Speakers: Mr. John Klein, Chair of the English Department at St. John's and Christopher Fitzpatrick of Stoneham, a member of the Class of 2009
Valedictorian: John Corbett of Manchester
Salutatorian: Andrew Hollis of Beverly
Class officers: President Patrick Lane of Beverly, Vice President John Marraffa of Danvers
Class representatives: Cameron Ash of Wakefield, Russell Kellogg of West Newbury, Patrick Moriarty of Peabody
Prom: Friday, May 8, at the Park Plaza Hotel in Boston
Class gift: The Class of 2009 will donate their class gift to support professional development programs for faculty members.
Other special senior activities: It is a tradition at St. John's for seniors to ring the bell in the spire of Xavier Hall on the last day of classes. Year-end activities also include a cook-out hosted by the Prep Alumni Association, a mother-son brunch and father-son dinner.
"St. Paul's letter to the Romans inspired the Class of 2009 to 'pursue peace and the building up of one another.' I am pleased that they have taken this challenge to heart! Their unique spirit of cooperation, mutual respect and service to the community exemplified the Xaverian spirit that underlies our mission. This class has truly formed a brotherhood that will last for a lifetime." — Headmaster Albert J. Shannon, Ph.D.
"One thing that has always distinguished the Class of 2009 is our brotherhood on the athletic fields. I remember how proud I felt wearing the Prep colors at the Prep-Everett football game. On the field, I knew the team would give 100% to win the game, and off the field, we had a great fan section of students, especially considering it was an away game on a Monday night. This is not a rare occurrence at St. John's. We believe in our sports teams and we have the greatest fan section in the state. At any one of our numerous sports programs, there will always be devoted fans cheering on the team, even when the score doesn't look good." — Zachary Kline of Beverly
"The Drama Guild, led this year by many seniors, won first place at the state Drama Festival with their unbelievable performance of Richard III. This achievement culminates all of the amazing work of those dedicated to the performing arts." — Dylan Dittrich of Swampscott
"I will remember our commitment to service and leadership, as evidenced by the role our class took in supporting two ministries in Ecuador. With our annual Danvers to Duran overnight walk, we raised funds for Damien House, a hospital which provides housing and medical care for people living with Hansen's disease (also known as leprosy), and Rostro de Cristo, a community volunteer program in Ecuador." — Christopher Fitzpatrick of Stoneham
Congratulations Class of 2009
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