2003-06-27 / Community

Four From St. John’s Home Graduate

Four From St. John’s Home Graduate

Four From St. John’s Home Graduate


Left to right: Executive Director Brother Thomas Trager, S.M., Regelio Cuffy, Suede Aziz, and Japell Cox.Left to right: Executive Director Brother Thomas Trager, S.M., Regelio Cuffy, Suede Aziz, and Japell Cox.

Four of P.S. 256Q’s eighth graders at St. John’s Home realized an important goal on Friday June 20: they graduated into high school.

Principal Oswaldo Roman and Assistant Principal Beth Rudolph presented diplomas to Japell Cox, Regelio Cuffy, and Sude Soobrian. Noel Parson graduated in absentia.

The ceremony celebrated the achievements of not just four graduates, but also the entire St. John’s educational community. Brother Thomas Trager, the Home’s Executive Director, welcomed the audience and stressed how a nurturing educational environment made-up of teachers, counselors, and family is crucial in realizing the potential of the students.

Principal Roman underlined the responsibility of being role models to other young people. Assistant Principal Rudolph encouraged the students to take responsibility for their own lives. She reminded the young men that the only way to lose is to quit.

Instructors Audrey Hirsch, Patrick Noone, Vicki Sabato, Matt Kornfeld, Jessica Kudisch, Robert Hildebrandt, and Antoine Morris presented awards for most improved and achievement in mathematics, social studies, language arts, science, multimedia, industrial arts, and physical education. Suzanne Riggs awarded certificates of merit to students Carmelo Diaz, Marquis Machicote, Dan Nevarez, and Suede Soobrian for their honor roll status and average of 85 or higher. Father Paul Landolfi offered the closing benediction.

The theme for St. John’s Day celebration on June 25 is "Education: It’s For Life."


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