St. John’s Prep Graduates 332
The rain stayed away for commencement exercises at St. John’s Prep on Sunday. The 332 graduates of the Class of 2011 dedicated their matriculation to the Class of 1961, which was in attendance, donning straw hats.
St. John’s Preparatory School graduated 332 seniors from around Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire on Sunday morning.
The all-boys Catholic high school held its 101st commencement exercises at the campus, in which retiring Headmaster Albert J. Shannon, Ph.D. awarded diplomas to each graduate and praised them for their achievements over the past four years.
“For four years, we have challenged you to become peacemakers, on campus and in the wider community. Now, we call on you to become someone’s miracle, to use your gifts and your Xaverian-inspired experiences to make your mark and bring about change in our world,” said Shannon in his prepared remarks.
Peter Dankert of Andover, a physics teacher at the Prep, delivered the commencement address. Dankert began his career at St. John’s in 2005.
The Prep is a Xaverian Brothers-sponsored secondary school for young men and was founded in 1907.
22 graduates from Danvers
- Jacob Barrows*
- John Bartlett*
- Robert Breen*
- David Buccheri*
- Matthew Chesley
- Daniel Culkeen
- James Cummings*, Silver Medal in Art 3-D
- Jeremy Daly*
- Kevin Flaherty*
- Joseph Frisch*
- Michael Galasso*
- TaeWook Ha*, Silver Medal in Mathematics
- Jarrod Hines
- Brendan Leonard*, Loyalty and Service Award
- Brett MacDonald*
- Patrick Merritt*
- Patrick Murphy
- Jacob Nathan*
- Sean Patrikas
- Matthew Richard*, Outstanding Linguist Award in French and Spanish
- John Tarricone*, Silver Medal in Science
- Erik Zani
* denotes National Honor Society