111th Saint John's High School Commencement

Nearly 230 Pioneers walked across the stage and became alumni.

On Sunday May 21, 2017 at 9:30 in the morning, the Saint John’s High School Commencement for the Class of 2017 ushered in the newest class of Pioneer alumni. 

Bishop Robert McManus celebrated the Baccalaureate Mass at Assumption College in Worcester, MA.  

Addressing his first class of graduates as headmaster, Alex Zequeira P'19 remarked with pride that the class of 2017 walks out of high school as conscientious and devoted men, ready to face the challenges and be thoughtful leaders in higher education, careers, service, and family life. He was proud to have the unique opportunity to hand high school diplomas to seven students to whom he also awarded diplomas at their graduation from the Nativity School of Worcester four years ago.

The Award for Academic Excellence was presented to Liam Brown (Groton), who delivered the Valedictory Address to his classmates.

Thomas Feraco of Holden was honored with the 2017 Xaverian Award, the highest award bestowed annually upon a graduating senior. This award is given to a senior, nominated by the faculty, who best exemplifies the Xaverian spirit of humility, compassion, faith, and leading by service. The Headmaster describes the Xaverian award winners as students who have “shown through action and character that Saint John’s is a better place because of their presence.”

Ten international students from China and South Korea who chose to spend the last four years at Saint John's graduated with the class of 2017. They are pictured here with Director of School Counseling Paul Brulé '86.

111th Commencement - Class of 2017

Browse through telegram.com's photos of the commencement ceremony.


As is tradition, graduating seniors whose fathers are Pioneer alumni gather for a photo prior to the baccalaureate and graduation ceremonies. 

Check out the official photo album of this year's graduation!

111th Commencement

Graduates listed alphabetically by town
(NHS) indicates membership in the Brother Campion chapter of the National Honor Society.
Auburn: Dillon Francis Benison, Zachary David Hall, Ryan Patrick Malone, Griffin Pierre Millette (NHS), Anthony Joseph Papetti, Spencer Tyler Peters

Bellingham: Adam Bailey Romano (NHS)

Berlin: Nicholas Richard Green

Bolton: Noah Michael Bradlee (NHS), Benjamin Peter Kovacs, Flynn Michael McGilvray (NHS)

Boylston: John Michael Hayeck (NHS), Jared Robert Loren Matthews (NHS), Cole Robert Stairs

Charlton:  Cameron Michael Coleman, John Patrick Fields (NHS), Kevin Matthew Picard (NHS), Nathan Henry Tetreault

Clinton: Patrick Joseph Duffy (NHS)

Douglas: Samuel Haste Malone (NHS), Connor Aaron Martin (NHS), Brent William Masters, Matthew Richard Stansky (NHS), Ethan Campbell Whitney, Benjamin James Zidelis

Dudley: Colin Michael Dickson (NHS)

Framingham: Jonathan Edward Lee (NHS), Kevin Matthew Sager

Franklin: Nathan Patrick Tracy (NHS)

Gardner: Kameron Jonathan Kamel

Grafton: Nicholas Winchester Barton (NHS), Conor James Carroll (NHS), Benjamin Charles Earle (NHS), Jack Joseph Gardiner, Jared St.Cyr Magsino (NHS), Matthew Richard Mongeau (NHS), John F. Russell, Andrew Patrick Welcome (NHS)

Groton: Liam Nicholas Brown (NHS), Ryan Michael Gayman, Tyler Daniel St. Pierre

Hardwick: Jonathan Robert Raskett

Holden: Peter John Aragi, Alexander James Bosnakis (NHS), George William Bosnakis, Alex Taylor Bradley, Thomas Anthony Feraco, Jackson Stephen Genatossio, Andrew David Griffin (NHS), Mark John Grigas (NHS), Christian Dennis Jordan, Kepei Lei (NHS), Joshua Dexter White, Matthew Jonathan Wnek

Hopkinton: James Henry Desmond, Andrew Joseph Estella (NHS), Andrew Allen Kozub (NHS), John Patrick McCabe (NHS)

Hubbardston: Thomas J.Heath, Matthew Andrew Williams

Hudson: Andrew Samuel Adams (NHS), Brett Joseph Folan (NHS)

Jefferson: Jack Francis Gardner

Lancaster: John-Henry Hendley, Derrick Bradford Leger, Haoyan Zheng (NHS)

Leominster: Nicholas David Pallotta, Maximilian Ryan, Kevin William Sweeney

Littleton: Liam Robert Manning (NHS), Paras Praveen Patnaik (NHS), Evan Nolan Sturtz

Lunenburg: Collin David Johansson (NHS)

Marlborough: Stephen Michael Mountzouris, Brendan Michael O'Donnell (NHS), John Robert Ouellette (NHS), Sai Rajan Patel, John Alphonse Pino

Mendon: Ryan T. Schmitt

Milford: Michael E. Abramo (NHS), Robert Connor Magnacca (NHS), Brian Thomas Spiegelman (NHS)

Millbury: Sean Patrick Adams (NHS), Storm Nicholas Valery, Kyle Liam Walsh

North Grafton: Josh Curtis Dubuque (NHS), John Patrick Inman (NHS), Ashwin Ignatius Paul, Andrew Warren Sagerian (NHS), Ruotian Zhang, Zhewen Zheng (NHS)

Northborough: Dylan Fitzpatrick Clune (NHS), Philip Stanley Guarino, Sooyoung Kim (NHS), Justin Donald MacGillivray, Patrick Stephen Murphy, Nicholas Raffaele Rino (NHS), Kevin David Schwalm (NHS), James Roy Sullivan, Henry Tomasuolo, III, John David Washburn (NHS), Huashuo Yang

Northbridge: Jiacomo Patrick Beckman (NHS)

Oxford: Joseph Paul Fitzpatrick, Dylan Micheal LaPré

Paxton: Maxwell James McGhee (NHS), Timothy James Siemen

Rutland: Parker David Browne (NHS), Matthew Thomas Finnegan

Shrewsbury: Michael Alphonse Alano (NHS), Dominic Vincent Ambrosino, John David Aube (NHS), Cameron Scott Baker, Wade Lachlan Barron, Christopher Leo Belanger, Miguel E. Bucaro (NHS), Tyler James Burke (NHS), Yuren Chu (NHS), Benjamin Harrison Clermont, Shane Edward Conway (NHS), Ryan Joseph Daly (NHS), Christopher John Angell DeWolfe (NHS), Brendan Bowen Dowd, Joseph Casely Fletcher, Patrick Joseph Galvin (NHS), Thomas James Giblin, IV, Ryan John Holland, Spencer Jacob Holmes, Kemper Wright Hopwood, Michael Nicolas Joe (NHS), Robert D. LaVigne (NHS), Cheongjae Lee, Ethan John Lutz (NHS), Neil R. Mahatme, Matthew Vincent Mattero, Jeeval J. Mehta (NHS), Kyle James Montague, Andrew Edward Murray III, Adi Raj Nathan (NHS), Stephen Andrew Nerkowski (NHS), Jack Alden Pitney, Joseph Evan Radovanic (NHS), Cristian Gabriel Ramirez (NHS), Ryan Jon Revelli, Joseph Michael Rezuke (NHS), Timothy Smith (NHS), Justin Francis Storer, David MacGregor Turco (NHS), Cole Walling, Seamus Paul White, Matthew Robert Wolohan (NHS), Adam Konstanine Zamis

Southborough: Anthony John D'Amico (NHS), Devin Michael Doyle, Matthew Joseph Petry (NHS), Dawson Tyler Ritchie (NHS)

Spencer: David Joseph Dubuque (NHS), Seth Michael Joubert

Sterling: Matthew Raymond Biehl, William Callan Lundin, Andrew Pierre Ortiz (NHS)

Stow: Brendan Redfield Mathews

Sudbury: Thomas A. Austin (NHS), Gavin Michael Cunningham (NHS), Wesley Michael Johansen, Nathaniel Madigan (NHS), Luke David Suter (NHS)

Sutton: Brendan Thomas Cronin (NHS), Sean M. Ford (NHS), Jason Konrad Kauper (NHS), Ryan Thomas Kauper (NHS), John Andrew Whalen (NHS)

Upton: Armand Gerard Cote IV (NHS), Seth Vincent Fortin (NHS), Alexander Michael Heye, Nicholas Connor Mucci (NHS), Scot Duane Nelson (NHS), Alexander William Papamitrou, Sean Robert Waters (NHS)

Uxbridge: Kyle Terence Archambault (NHS)

Webster: Michael Robert Fournier

West Boylston: Patrick Thomas Brimner, Benjamin Griffin Burns (NHS), Samuel Griffin Burns (NHS), Matthew Cameron DeFalco (NHS), Brian Raymond Hammerstrom (NHS), Adam Joseph Holland, Brendan John Wall (NHS)

Westborough: Shane Daniel Clancy (NHS), Samuel Joseph Correnti, Jake Daniel Cusson, John Robert Fallon, Ian Albert Seymour (NHS)

Whitinsville: Christopher Edward Foley (NHS), Alex Joseph Walker, Samuel Paul Wickstrom (NHS)

Worcester: Matthew Kearns Barrett, Jordan William Blackadar (NHS), Justin Campbell (NHS), Perry Joseph Cariglia, Thomas Enwright Conroy, Ryan Shields Conte, Antonio Enrique Corrales (NHS), Dominic Donald Del'Olio (NHS), Juan Diego Dominguez, Mohamad Salim El-Rifai (NHS), Hunter Rea Gallagher, James Edmund Griffin, Rayan Hamza (NHS), Henry James Frisbie Knowlton (NHS), Keith Khoa La, George E. Lorin, Patrick Thomas Marmen, Hayden Michael Morin, Shedricke S.Mulbah, Luis Mulla, Connor Francis Murphy (NHS), Nicholas John Nordstrom, Connor Benjamin Oberman (NHS), Junmin Scott Park (NHS), Ronald Francisco Peña (NHS), Kevin Joseph Quinn (NHS), Liam Charles Ryder (NHS), Matthew Graziano Sacco, Khamal-Karim Saunders (NHS), Gianpaolo Michele Soares, Steven Sam Spencer, Kossi Henok Tsomana, Vaughn Bradley Wahlberg (NHS), Brian Patrick White (NHS), Kaixin Xing, Shawn Ampadu Yeboah