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May 28th, 2014 by Temple City Tribune
Danielle Pomeroy delivers the Commencement Address – Courtesy Photo
La Salle High School graduated 168 seniors at its 55th Commencement on Friday evening, May 23. Commencement Exercises took place at the Church of the Nazarene, next-door to the School. Marisol G. Dakan, Benjamin C. Dalgarn and Yurika L. Wantanabe, all summa cum laud graduates, received the La Salle High School General Excellence Award for the highest cumulative grade point average in the class. The three were within one one thousands of a grade point with each other after four years of school. Marisol also received the Excellence Award in Mathematics and Religious Studies, while Yurika received the Excellence Award for Science and French. This fall, Dakan will attend Brown University, Dalgarn will attend the University of Notre Dame and Wantanabe will attend Boston University.
Hua Zhi (George) Situ, summa cum laude, received the La Salle Scholar Award for Math and Science while Jamie A. Kwong, summa cum laude, received the La Salle Scholar Award for Liberal Arts. Stephen A. Boyer, cum laude received the La Salle Scholar Award for Visual and Performing Arts.
Olivia Kavanaugh, summa cum laude, gave the Welcome Address and Danielle Pomeroy, summa cum laude, was chosen by the Faculty Commencement Committee for the honor of delivering the Commencement Address.
Christian T. Hochhausler and Brianna P. Rodriguez received the John Stygles ’64 Excellence in Academics and Athletics Award. Lauren Mary Borquez and Emma Marie Martinez received the Archdiocese of Los Angeles Christian Service Award. Caroline E. Knop and Jason A. Young received the Brother Celestine Excellence in Athletics Award. Jamie Kwong received the De La Salle Service Award and was selected by her senior peers to receive the Pro Deo et Patria Award.
98% of La Salle’s graduating class will attend college or post graduate academies next year and 90% of the class will matriculate to four-year institutions.