Congratulations, class of 2018!

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Western Washington’s 11 Catholic high schools are sending 1,446 graduates into the world this spring. On behalf of the entire Archdiocese of Seattle, Northwest Catholic is proud to honor the members of the class of 2018.

Archbishop Murphy High School

From left: Valedictorians Alexi Obillo, Andrew Briand and Drew Carlton. Salutatorians Joshua Rauvola and Livia Haynes

The 28th graduating class at Archbishop Murphy High School will have 109 graduates, 63 men and 46 women. Father William Heric will celebrate the baccalaureate Mass May 31 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Bothell. A reception will follow. Commencement exercises will be held June 1 at 7 p.m. at Everett Community College. Faculty member Caleb Ellis will speak.

The valedictorians are Andrew Briand of St. John Mary Vianney Parish in Kirkland, Drew Carlton of St. Brendan Parish in Bothell and Alexi Obillo of St. Mary Magdalen Parish in Everett. The salutatorians are Livia Haynes and Joshua Rauvola of St. Mary Magdalen Parish.

Bellarmine Preparatory School

The valedictorians of Bellarmine Preparatory School. Top row, from left: Liesl Boggard, Sarah Chow, Sebastian Cordova, Gabrielle Cua, Alexandria Lo and Kyle Manke. Bottom row, from left: Kyra Marsh, Gabrielle Martin, Elizabeth Still, Zoey Suarez, Georgia Sutjiadi, Kane Vu and Jack Witecki.

The salutatorians of Bellarmine Preparatory School. From left: Clare Cantus, Mariella Caruso, Sydney Lenoch and Deven Patel.

The 2018 graduating class at Bellarmine Preparatory School includes 234 students, 113 men and 121 women. It will be the school’s 90th graduating class. Jesuit Father Thomas Lamanna will be the celebrant and homilist at the baccalaureate Mass May 31 at 9:30 a.m. Commencement exercises will occur June 3 at 11 a.m. at the Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall. The academic speaker is Zoey Suarez. The class speaker is Trokelle Innis.

The valedictorians are Liesl Boggard, Sarah Chow of St. Charles Borromeo Parish in Tacoma, Sebastian Cordova, Gabrielle Cua of St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Federal Way, Alexandria Lo of St. Charles Borromeo Parish, Kyle Manke, Kyra Marsh, Gabrielle Martin, Elizabeth Still of St. John Bosco Parish in Lakewood, Zoey Suarez, Georgia Sutjiadi of St. Nicholas Parish in Gig Harbor, Kane Vu and Jack Witecki.

Salutatorians are Clare Cantus, Mariella Caruso of St. Charles Borromeo Parish, Sydney Lenoch and Deven Patel.

Bishop Blanchet High School

From left: Valedictorians Matthew Broom and Brendan Nenninger, and salutatorian Ella DiPietro

Bishop Blanchet High School’s 61st graduating class has 208 members, 115 men and 93 women. A senior awards ceremony will be held May 30. A baccalaureate Mass will be celebrated June 8 at 9:30 a.m. Commencement exercises will be held that evening at 6 p.m. at the school.

The valedictorians are Matthew Broom of St. Bridget in Seattle and Brendan Nenninger of St. John Parish in Seattle. The salutatorian is Ella DiPietro of Assumption Parish in Seattle.

Eastside Catholic High School

From left: Valedictorians Collin Howard, Anthony Schmidt, Serena Gilani, Katie Roberts and Rosalie Didcock

From left: Salutatorians Jarrett Rosenburg, Alexander Gallard, Jonathan Sercu, Dane Williams and Kristen Neale

The class of 2018 at Eastside Catholic High School includes 168 graduates, 112 men and 56 women. It will be the school’s 36th graduating class. A senior awards ceremony was to be held May 23. Father William Heric will celebrate and give the homily at the baccalaureate Mass June 1 at 7 p.m. Commencement exercises will be June 4 at 7:30 p.m. at Benaroya Hall in Seattle.

The valedictorians are Rosalie Didcock, Serena Gilani, Collin Howland, Katherine Roberts and Anthony Schmidt of Mary, Queen of Peace Parish in Sammamish.

The salutatorians are Alexander Gallard of St. Anthony Parish in Renton, Kristen Neale of Holy Innocents Parish in Duvall, Jarrett Rosenberg of St. Jude Parish in Redmond, Jonathan Sercu of St. Joseph Parish in Issaquah and Dane Williams.

Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart

From left: Valedictorian Tiona Francisco and salutatorian Evie Johnson

The 110th graduating class at Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart will include 45 women. On June 4 at 10:15 a.m. a baccalaureate Mass will be celebrated in the Sacred Heart Chapel on campus. Jesuit Father Ignatius Ohno will be the celebrant and homilist. Alumna Melissa Rice, an assistant professor of planetary science at Western Washington University, will be the speaker at the commencement exercises on June 5 at 5 p.m. at St. Madeleine Sophie Church in Bellevue.

Tiona Francisco is the valedictorian. Evie Johnson is the salutatorian.

Holy Names Academy

The valedictorians of Holy Names Academy

The salutatorians of Holy Names Academy

The 2018 graduating class is the 138th for Holy Names Academy, and it includes 158 women. A baccalaureate Mass was to be held May 24 at 1:15 p.m. at St. James Cathedral, with Father Michael Ryan as celebrant and homilist. The commencement exercises will be held May 27 at 7 p.m. at Benaroya Hall in Seattle. The speaker will be Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor. Graduates Kellen Gibson and Emmanuelle Sohn will also speak.

The valedictorians are Emily Aslin, Jessica Chin, Sarah Darmstadt, Kellen Gibson, Lily Gunning, Nancy Hart, Ivy Hawksford, Anna Kiem, Eva Laney, Mari Olson, Erika Ortega Ortiz, Caroline Pitton, Emmanuelle Sohn, Mallaika Tomar and Milla Zuniga.

Salutatorians are Isabella Bowen, Natalie Gubas, Lia Hiscock, Georgia Jellen, Sara Livingston, Hope Olbricht and Amelia Zvaleuskas.

John F. Kennedy Catholic High School

From left: Valedictorians Florence Atienza and Anders Hunt, and salutatorian Sam Colgan

John F. Kennedy Catholic High School’s 49th graduating class is composed of 193 students, 106 men and 87 women. Father Jeffrey Moore will celebrate and give the homily at a baccalaureate Mass June 1 at 9 a.m. at the school. Commencement exercises will occur that evening at 6 p.m. at the school.

The valedictorians are Florence Atienza of St. Anthony Parish in Renton and Anders Hunt. The salutatorian is Sam Colgan of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in Seattle.

O’Dea High School

From left: Valedictorian Christian Simon Sailer and salutatorian Joshua Micah Bignayan

The class of 2018 at O’Dea High School includes 102 men. It is the school’s 93rd graduating class. The baccalaureate Mass and commencement exercises will be held May 30 at 7 p.m. in St. James Cathedral, with Father Michael Ryan as celebrant and homilist. Principal James Walker will speak.

The valedictorian is Christian Simon Sailer of St. Monica Parish on Mercer Island. The salutatorian is Joshua Micah Bignayan Wu of St. Anthony Parish in Renton.

Pope John Paul II High School

From left: Valedictorian Jack Farrell and salutatorian Jay Sullivan

Pope John Paul II High School’s sixth graduating class includes 16 students, 10 men and six women. Benedictine Father Peter Tynan will be the celebrant and homilist at a baccalaureate Mass May 31 at 7 p.m. at St. Martin’s Abbey in Lacey. Commencement exercises will be held June 2 at 1 p.m. at Sacred Heart Church in Lacey. Becca Wetzel, class of 2013, will be the speaker.

The valedictorian is Jack Farrell. The salutatorian is Jay Sullivan of St. Michael Parish in Olympia.

Seattle Preparatory School

Seattle Preparatory School is graduating 181 seniors this year, 95 men and 86 women. A senior awards ceremony was held May 21. A baccalaureate Mass will be celebrated May 31 at 7 p.m. at St. James Cathedral, with Jesuit Father Ryan Rallanka celebrating. Faculty member Ron Zipse and graduate Julia Ribas will speak. Commencement exercises will be held June 1 at 7:30 p.m. at Benaroya Hall in Seattle.

Seton Catholic High School

From left: Valedictorians Josie Clare Partridge and Nathan Daniel Kutch

Seton Catholic High School’s seventh graduating class is made up of 37 students, 23 men and 14 women. A senior awards ceremony will be held May 30. Father W.R. Harris will celebrate and Father Tom Belleque will give the homily at a baccalaureate Mass June 1 at 7 p.m. at the Proto-Cathedral of St. James the Greater in Vancouver. Commencement exercises will occur June 2 at 11 a.m. at the school. Ed Little, school president and principal, will speak.

The valedictorians are Josie Clare Partridge of St. Rose de Viterbo Parish in Longview and Nathan Daniel Kutch of St. Joseph Parish in Vancouver.