Thursday, June 27, 2019
Florida Catholic staff - Florida Catholic
| The signs of graduation are caps and gowns and tassels. But those signs are
also symbols: of wisdom, faith and hope.
honor lessons learned and augur wisdom still to gain. They are tangible
expressions of hope that a new generation might heal an ailing world. They
reward the faith of parents in children, teachers in students and students in
themselves. And as such they are reminders that with faith, anything is
3,077 graduates in the Archdiocese of Miami’s class of 2019 certainly live up
to those lofty expectations. Here are some numbers to prove it:
- 13: Catholic high schools in the archdiocese, including one virtual school.
- 523: largest graduating class, St. Thomas Aquinas, Fort Lauderdale.
- 12: smallest graduating class, ADOM Virtual School.
- 893: attended Catholic schools for 12 years; representing 29% of the graduates
of seven schools that obtained those statistics.
- 98%: college-bound.
- 54%: earned college scholarships.
- 5%: recognized as national merit finalists, semifinalists, commended or
- 5%: graduated from programs for exceptional learners (disability or
- $264.5 million: amount earned in college scholarships.
- 728,853: number of community service hours completed.
class of 2019. The world hopes for your wisdom, is buoyed by your faith.
Alexandra Brown, valedictorian, Archbishop Carroll High
Melanie Borrego, salutatorian, Archbishop Carroll High
Sophia Eberhard, co-valedictorian, Archbishop McCarthy High
Veronica Han, co-valedictorian, Archbishop McCarthy High
Guillermo Molero, valedictorian, Belen Jesuit
Julian Zulueta, salutatorian, Belen Jesuit
Samantha Braverman, valedictorian, Cardinal Gibbons
Garnett Byrd, salutatorian, Cardinal Gibbons
Alina Suarez, co-valedictorian, Carrollton
Olivia Osle, co-valedictorian, Carrollton
Caroline Dowell-Esquivel, salutatorian, Carrollton
Michael Macri, valedictorian, Chaminade-Madonna
Kayla Kent, salutatorian, Chaminade-Madonna
Francesco U. Baca, co-valedictorian, Columbus
Fernando J. Salinas, co-valedictorian, Columbus
Ashley Zelaya, valedictorian, Immaculata-La Salle
Lillian Sanchez, salutatorian, Immaculata-La Salle
Nathan Bonet, summa cum laude, Msgr. Edward Pace
Vanessa Perez-Robles, summa cum laude, Msgr. Edward Pace
Carolina Paniagua, valedictorian, Our Lady of Lourdes Academy
Victoria Hernandez, salutatorian, Our Lady of Lourdes Academy
Justin T. Prats, valedictorian, St. Brendan
Sofia Roa-Febres, salutatorian, St. Brendan
Margaret-Anne Huntley, valedictorian, St. Thomas Aquinas
Michael N. Anise, salutatorian, St. Thomas Aquinas