Curley celebrates the Commencement Exercises for the Class of 2024 at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen on May 24, 2024.
The commencement speaker was Mr. Terrence M. Sawyer, President, Loyola University Maryland.
After Fr. Donald and Mr. Joseph presented diplomas, the following awards were announced:
Ideal Curley Man of the Year – Carson J. Giannelli
School Spirit – Anthony J. Polcari
School Service – Nathan J. Raynor
St. Bonaventure Scholastic (Highest QPA 4 years) – Anthony W. Cerone
St. Francis Scholastic (2nd highest QPA 4 years) – Carson H. Eddy


The Basilica of the Assumption of Mary, America’s first cathedral, was the setting for the Baccalaureate Mass of the Class of 2024 on Wednesday, May 22nd. Archbishop Michael J. Curley is buried in the crypt under the sanctuary. As part of Curley tradition, the seniors walk past the tomb of the namesake of the school on their way in to Mass.
Fr. Donald Grzymski, OFM Conv. ’70, President of Curley, was the principal celebrant and homilist for the Mass. The Curley Schola, directed by Mr. Michael Gaffney, led the singing. Members of the Class of 2024 proclaimed the readings and intercessions. After Communion, a number of awards were presented to the following recipients.
The John Hartman Music Award-Logan J. Merkle
The St. Gregory Choral Award-Scott D. Little, Jr.
The Michelangelo Buonarroti Art Award-Christian C. Payne
The Daniel J. Popera Memorial Award for Excellence in Business- Joseph G. Yakim
The E. Patrick Moloney Memorial Award for Excellence in History-William D. Smith
The Stanley J. Giermek Memorial Award for Excellence in Mathematics- Zico Agyapong
The C. Markland Kelly, Jr. Physical Education Service Award-Antoine D. Padonou
The Michael DeMarco Award for Excellence in Science-Mathieu C. Lanham
The Kathleen Maskell Award for Excellence in English-Andrew R. Throneburgh
The St. Maximilian Kolbe Award for Excellence in Religious Studies- Joseph G. Yakim
The Cheryl Jose Award for Excellence in World Languages-Joseph X. Shemenski
The Excellence in Engineering Award-Julian T. Kuszewski
Fr. Julian Athlete of the Year Award-James A. Zingo
The Keough Award (3rd highest QPA Senior Year)-Anthony W. Cerone
The Lawrence Cardinal Shehan Award (2nd highest QPA Senior Year)-Patrick Brewster, Carson H. Eddy
The Archbishop Curley Award (highest QPA Senior Year)-Carson J. Giannelli, Landon D. Maki, Ryder J. Puskinsky, Bryce C. Schmitt
State of Maryland Merit Scholars
Patrick Brewster, Anthony W. Cerone, Carson H. Eddy, Carson J. Giannelli, Julian T. Kuszewski, Landon D. Maki, Ryder J. Pusinsky,
Bryce C. Schmitt
St. Bonavanture Scholars Academic Awards (Gold Cords)
Zico Agyapong, Patrick Brewster, Anthony W. Cerone, Johnathan E. Denholm, Carson H. Eddy, Carson J. Giannelli, Julian T. Kuszewski, Mathieu C. Lanham, Landon D. Maki, Payne C. Masaitis, Logan J. Merkle, Anthony J. Polcari, Nicholas T. Polinsky, Ryder J. Pusinsky,
Lucas W. Schissler, Bryce C. Schmitt, Joseph X. Shemenski,
Ryan M. Trimble