Class of 2020 Receives Diplomas

August 3rd, 2020 | Posted By: Greg Malanowski | Posted in Academics

After an unusual senior year, the Class of 2020 received their diplomas at the 56th Commencement Exercises of Archbishop Curley High School on Friday, July 31, 2020.  To comply with all the covid-19 protocols, the ceremony was held in the 4-H Building of the Timonium Fairgrounds.  The graduates and their parents and the faculty and staff were present, adequately distanced.

The commencement speaker was General Paul Nakasone, Commander of the US Cyber Command, Director of the National Security Agency and Chief of the Central Security Service. He is the father of a Curley alum and two graduates.

Fr Donald Grzymski OFM Conv. ’70, President of the school, offered his congratulations as he reflected on the Scripture reading during a concluding prayer service.  Mr. Brian Kohler, Principal, and Fr. Donald presented the diplomas and awards.

After the diplomas were received, the following awards were presented:

Ideal Curley Man of the Year – Scott F. Giampa
School Spirit – Kenneth M. Clapp III
School Service – Yazan W. Sawalhi
St. Bonaventure Scholastic (Highest QPA 4 years) – Scott F. Giampa (4.60)
St. Francis Scholastic (2nd highest QPA 4 years) – Yazan W. Sawalhi (4.58)

Archbishop Curley (highest QPA Senior year) – David M. Nakasone (4.91)
Lawrence Cardinal Shehan (2nd highest QPA Senior year) – Ryan P. Seay (4.78)
Archbishop Keough (3rd highest QPA Senior year) – Shayne J. Auffarth & Joseph V. Kurek (4.74)

In a private ceremony earlier in the summer, Jacob Biggs and David Nakasone received their diplomas. David was reporting to the Military Academy at West Point and Jacob was reporting to basic training.

Congratulations to the 142 graduates of the Class of 2020!

Click HERE to see the full list of awards winners of the Class of 2020.

For photos of Commencement, Click HERE to go to Curley’s Facebook page.