FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: June 29, 2016
Contact: Renee Salvador, Marketing Director, 562-435-4496, Renee.Salvador@LongBeachSaints.org
St. Anthony High School Celebrates Largest Graduating Class In Over Two Decades
Long Beach, CA. On Saturday, June 11th, St. Anthony High School’s Jack Errion Memorial Gymnasium was filled to capacity as 125 seniors graduated. This year’s graduating class is the school’s largest in over two decades. For the eighth year in a row, 100% of the graduates are going on to college or to proudly serve in the military, with a full 80% having been accepted into four year universities. The Class of 2016 has earned over $16 million in college scholarships awards. The keynote speaker for this special day was Lou Anne Nyssen Bynum, Vice President of Long Beach Community College and current Vice President of the Port of Long Beach Harbor Commission. Bynum is a graduate of St. Anthony High School Class of 1966.
Seniors Charles Guinto and Brittany Montano were honored to be selected as Co-Valedictorians as the two top students in their graduating class. Both students distinguished themselves throughout their four years at St. Anthony High School with the highest academic achievement and participation in extracurricular activities, sports and leadership, serving on ASB, President’s Ambassadors Program and Youth Ministry. Both Guinto and Montano graduated Summa Cum Laude and are members of the National Honor Society and California Scholarship Federation Life Members. Both have chosen to continue their educations locally, although between them they were accepted into 20 colleges/universities. Guinto will be attending Chapman University in Orange, CA, and Montano will be attending the University of California Los Angeles in the fall.
The Salutatorian Award was presented to Jesus Fernandez as the honor student who best represents the values of the Senior Class. Fernandez has maintained a 4.56 GPA throughout his high school career while being involved in extracurricular activities which include everything from athletics to leadership. Fernandez was accepted into 17 colleges/universities, including two abroad, and plans to attend the University of California San Diego in the fall.
St. Anthony High School has a tradition of presenting awards to the Outstanding Senior Man and Outstanding Senior Woman each year. The Cardinal William J. Levada Award (Outstanding Man) was awarded to Jesus Fernandez and The Immaculate Heart of Mary Award (Outstanding Woman) was presented to Emani Young. Young had a choice of seven college/universities and has decided to attend Cal Poly Pomona in the fall.
Celebrating 95 years as Long Beach’s only Catholic high school, St. Anthony High School offers a co-educational college preparatory curriculum with a wealth of extracurricular activities and leadership development opportunities. More information is available on the school's website: www.LongBeachSaints.org or by contacting the high school at 562-435-4496, Ext. 1241.