|Posted on May 28, 2019 at 1:30 AM|
On Friday, May 24th, the Yap Catholic High School community celebrated its annual Baccalaureate Mass in the YCHS Loyola Chapel for the graduating seniors. The Mass was followed by a pot luck reception organized by the juniors along with their parents and guardians with contributions from all underclassmen families.
On Saturday, May 25th, the twenty members of the Class of 2019 were joined by their friends, families, and honored guests to celebrate their graduation at Yap Catholic High School’s 6th Commencement Exercises. The Salutatorian Address was given by Julia Piyon Ranganbay followed by the invocation given by Fr. Moses Tashibitit. Valedictorian Johanne Fay San Buenaventura Arao delivered the student address and encouraged her classmates to “just keep swimming” and persevering through the new challenges that lie ahead of them as they head to college.
The following student awards were presented during the ceremony:
Valedictorian Award: Johanne Faye San Buenaventura Arao
Salutatorian Award: Julia Piyon Ranganbay
Bank of Guam IFIT Scholarship: Nicholas Untun
Perfect Attendance Award: Johanne Faye San Buenaventura Arao
Jennaia Kyla B.A.G. Chonmon
Stephanie-Zoya M. Gurtmag
Ashley Rita Lewaletang
Julia Piyon Ranganbay
Anita Pilyan Tman
Jaimaleen Tinag Waayan
Joshua C. Yilon
Father Walter Ciszek, S.J. Award: Sasha T. Gapthey
Pope Francis Service Award: Jennaia Kyla B.A.G. Chonmon
Living the Mission Award: Ashley Rita Lewaletang
The transition of leadership from the graduation Class of 2019 to the rising senior Class of 2020 was performed by Nicholas Untun and Bryanne Tionna Laamuut Fenenigog. The Commencement Address was given by the Honorable Henry Falan, Governor of the State of Yap. Principal Michael Wiencek then gave his final address to the Class of 2019 before the graduates officially received their diplomas.
Following the conferral of diplomas, Fr. Rich McAuliff, S.J., Director of YCHS, gave a final address to the graduates before blessing them and concluding the graduation ceremony so that the families and friends of the graduates could shower them with nunuws, marmars, leis, candy, and other gifts.
Congratulations to the following graduates of the Class of 2019:
Johanne Faye San Buenaventura Arao Cyril Joseph Moofel
Roselyn Beltran Paul Maka Ngungutau
Jennaia Kyla B.A.G. Chonmon Julia Piyon Ranganbay
Ignatius Yifith L. Defngin Ashley R. Rapgeg
Sasha T. Gapthey Tristan Phllip Ruway
Stephanie-Zoya M. Gurtmag Jayvie Taruweliut
CeeCee H. Keppin Anita Pilyan Tman
Ashley Rita Lewaletang Nicholas Untun
Glimmer Marpa Jaimaleen Tinag Waayan
Marciarose Matnan Joshua C. Yilon
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