The students of Holy Cross High School’s Class of 2021 were celebrated at the 50th Annual Commencement Exercises on Sunday, May 30, 2021. Administration, faculty, students and parents were in attendance for the ceremony, which took place in the Timothy J. McDonald Gymnasium. The ceremony was open to a limited number of guests to adhere with social distancing guidelines.
President Dr. Thomas C. Pellegrino and Principal Tommy Pompei led the conferring of diplomas and awards. Several students were honored during the ceremony including:
- Robert Anchini ’21 and Joshua Lee ’21 received the Valedictorian and Salutatorian Award for maintaining the highest and second-highest grade point average, respectively.Raquel Rosa ’21 was the recipient of The Sister Margaret Bannon, CND Service Award, presented annually to the senior girl who has demonstrated outstanding service to the school community.
- Michael Dane ’21 was the recipient of The Holy Cross Fathers’ Club Award, given each year to the senior boy who has demonstrated the most service to the school community.
- Alec Zappone ’21 was the recipient of The Holy Cross Mothers’ Club Award, presented annually to the senior boy who has demonstrated the most academic improvement from freshman to senior year.
- Tatanya Bailet ’21 was the recipient of The Monsignor Henry E. Flanagan Award, presented each year to the female student who has improved the most academically from freshman to senior year.
The graduates of the Class of 2021 include: Dezzarie Acosta, Robert Anchini, Joseph Antonazzo, Neel Avancha, Jamilat Awudu, Tatanya Bailey, Riley Becker, Samuel Bianchi, Jai'Da Blot, Seamas Bowler, Benjamin Brodeur, Cameron Brown, Mikayla Brown, Paydon Bushka, Colby Calabrese, Xiaohang Cheng, Tyler Ciavarella, Grace Cleveland, Brooke Coletti, Sean Cremins, Schuyler Cummings, Colette D'Alessandro, Michael Dane, Alexandra Dassatti, Jenna DeBiase, Bryn DeFoe, Juliana DelPriore, Emma DeVico, Savannah Diogostine, Vittoria Ditroia, Arta Dobruna, Zii Donato, Evanson Dover, Jaiden Epps, Christina Failla, Derek Fantano, Mark Febbriello, Julianne Filippone, Diego Flores, Zi'Aire Flowers, Dmitriy Fogie, Justin Forino, Julia Francisco, Alyssa French-Graham, Raffaele Gagliardi, Brayan Garre, Gennaro Genua, Patrick Giancarli, James Giesen, Gerald Gillotte, Matthew Granchelli, Kaitlyn Green, Natalia Guichardo, Colin Harrigan, Frank Healey, Alyssa Hebb, Jordan Hendricks, Anthony Hoffler, Jacob Hogrefe, Jenna Hulstrunk, Casey Hurbon, Jacob Janatiss, Alexandra Jannetty, Evan Kaczmarek, Matthew Keating, Elsa Kollcinaku, Simon Kopecky, Ethan LaFountain, Joshua Lee, Bora Lindraku, Tanner Linhard, Baorui Liu, Kyle Lombardi, Gabriela Lupoi, Rafael Mahario, Armani Mayes, BriAnna McConnell, Connor McCormack, Sydney McIntosh, Cassidy McNeil, Cara Melchionne, Samantha Miller, Matthew Minutillo, Rashaun Mitchell, Giuseppe Mongelluzzo, Liam Moran, Sean Moran, Delia Murphy, Brian Murtha, Jacob Myers, Jahvon Myrthil, Giovanna Oliver, Timothy Pelletier, Lydia Perron, Jayden Peszek, Benjamin Piri, Zachary Powers, Vesa Prevalla, Daniel Ready, Raquel Rosa, Victoria Rosales, Shawn Santiago, Paige Santopietro, Dante Sarlo, Alyssa Sarracco, Jacob Serra, Gabriele Smith, Alana Snow, Steven Stone, Kadin Talho, Michael Troiani, William Tucker, Chase Tyson, Matthew Ursini, Hoang Thanh Truc Vu, Sawyer Warinner, Andrew White, Brayden Wihbey, Cassidy Williams, Elijah Wright, Drevon Yeldell, Alec Zappone & Luke Zipoli
Watch the full ceremony here