Class of 2019 Graduation

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

Glimmer Marpa

Marciarose Matnan

Julia Piyon Ranganbay

Tristan Ruway

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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