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Class of 2011

San Miguel celebrates the Class of 2011

The San Miguel School said goodbye to 15 graduates on June 17 at the first commencement ceremonies held at our new location.

Commencement took place at St. Ann's Church and was followed by a reception in the San Miguel school gymnasium. Family, friends, and supporters joined in celebrating the young men from the Class of 2011 and wishing them well as they move on to high school in the fall. A complete list of our newest graduates and their high school placements can be found in our summer newsletter.

A graduation address was delivered by John Carbuccia, San Miguel Class of 2007, La Salle Academy Class of 2011. John will be attending Providence College this fall.

Four graduates were honored with special awards at this year's commencement ceremonies:

  • The De La Salle Award for Leadership and Service was awarded to Zoilo Benzant, who will move on to La Salle Academy.
  • Two graduates were honored with the Monique Flynn Literacy Award. This year's recipients were Devante Dunn, who will attend Textron Chamber Academy, and Francisco Vera Nicola, who will attend to La Salle Academy.
  • The Bro. Eugene Vorburger, FSC, Award for Academic Excellence, is presented each year to the graduate with the highest grade point average. This year's recipient, Jacob Khang, will also be attending La Salle Academy.

A portion of the speech given by the San Miguel Class of 2011 speaker, Tyrin Johnson, can be found below. Tyrin will be attending Bishop Hendricken High School in the fall.

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"My journey here at San Miguel has been a time to remember. The day I walked into the school for Readiness Camp, I knew this was the place for me. Coming into the school as a fifth grader, I knew I was going to have some difficulties. I was very shy and timid. I didn't like to speak our or interact with other students. As the school year went by, I began to grow a bond with some of my classmates, a bond that I will never forget for the rest of my life...

Throughout my journey here, San Miguel has taught me a lot of lessons. One lesson is that I should always be myself and never give up, no matter how hard the task ahead of my gets. Another lesson I've learned is that if I really and truly believe in something, I shouldn't be afraid to speak my mind and stand up for what I believe in...I would like to thank San Miguel for embracing me into its community and accepting me for who I am."