The 53rd Commencement Exercises of Archbishop Curley High School were held at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen on May 26, 2017. Brother Ed Coughlin OFM, President of Siena College, was the commencement speaker.
After the diplomas were given, the following awards were presented:
Ideal Curley Man of the Year - Matthew C. Scheffel
School Spirit - James F. Duffy
School Service - Quincy D. Richburg
St. Alphonsus Scholastic (Highest QPA 4 years) - Delondrae D. Carter
St. Francis Scholastic (2nd highest QPA 4 years) - Matthew C. Scheffel
The Baccalaureate Mass for the Class of 2017 was held at the Basilica of the Assumption on Cathedral Street in Baltimore on May 24, 2017. This is the last time the seniors gather to celebrate the Liturgy. In keeping with Curley tradition, just prior to entering the Basilica, the seniors file pass the crypt where Archbishop Michael J. Curley is buried.
After Mass, the following awards were presented to the members of the Class of 2017.
Fr. Julian Athlete of the Year – Vincent M. Shaffer Jr.
Archbishop Keough (3rd highest QPA Senior year) - Ryan P. Fisher
Lawrence Cardinal Shehan (2nd highest QPA Senior year) - Jason A. Schap
Archbishop Curley (highest QPA Senior year) - Delondrae D. Carter
John Hartman Music - Tyler J. Sosnowski
St. Gregory Choral - Matthew A. Bechtel
Michelangelo Buonarroti Art - Anthony V. Fares Jr.
The Albert J. Strubinger (Business) - Spiro H. Vasilakopoulos
E. Patrick Moloney (History) - Jonathan R. Suehle
Stanley J. Giermek (Mathematics) - Thomas J. Holcomb III
Excellence in Modern Foreign Languages - Matthew C. Scheffel
C. Markland Kelly (Physical Education) - James K. Diggs
Daniel Biser Memorial (Science) - James F. Duffy
Ganster Award (English) - Jason A. Schap
St. Maximilian Kolbe for Excellence in Religious Studies - Matthew C. Scheffel
Perfect Attendance (4 years) - James K. Diggs, James F. Duffy, Ryan P. Fisher, Nathan D. Jecelin, Matthew J. Kowalewski, Jordan Stallworth
Franciscan Scholars who received honor cords (Magna Cum Laude) -- Matthew Bechtel, Delondrae Carter, James Duffy, Ryan Fisher, Christopher Haslbeck, Thomas Holcomb III, Nicholas Holland, Dylan Holy, Alexander Le, Robert Linz, Joseph Massa, Wesley Meadowcroft, Daniel Nakasone, Tanner Pearn, Stephen Porembski, William Pritchett, Quincy Richburg, Matthew Scheffel, Brett Sutton, Michael Waugh
The Chronicle Service - Matthew C. Scheffel
The Cord Service - Joseph R. Massa
Franciscan Youth Ministry - James F. Duffy
John Philip Sousa Award -- Danniel Nakasone
Louis Armstrong Jazz Award -- Quincy Richburg
Blackfriars’ Theatre-- Trevor R. Bandoch, Kevin M. Johnson