One hundred and twenty-six students will be graduating this Sunday, June 5 at 11:00 a.m. at Temple Adath Yeshuran on Kimber Road in Dewitt. The ceremonies for the Class of 2016 will include the presentation of several academic and service awards and diplomas and the appointment of Timothy Schmitt, son of Edward and Elizabeth Schmitt of Baldwinsville, to the United States Military Academy. The Class of 1966, celebrating their jubilee reunion, will also be on hand to present the school with a check for more than $150,000. It will be the largest reunion gift ever presented in the school’s history and it surpasses last year’s all-time reunion gift of $140,000 from the CBA Class of 1965.
Some notes about the Class of 2016:
- The Valedictorian of this year’s class is Brennan Carman, son of Kevin and Coleen Carman of North Syracuse. Carman will attend Yale University in the fall to study biochemistry. The Salutatorian is Geoffrey Parkes, son of Phillip and Barbara Parkes of Camillus. Parkes will attend the University of Michigan to study aerospace engineering.
- Brennan Carman and Mitchell Taylor (Georgetown University) are National Merit Finalists. Carman is also a U.S. Presidential Scholars Program Semi-Finalist.
- Six students in the class are National Merit Commended Students, including: Rose Collins (The George Washington University); David Goodwin (Villanova University); William Ierlan (Fordham University); Thomas O’Connor (Duke University); Nikhil Reddy (SUNY Geneseo); and Jack Toole (University of Chicago).
- Three students in the class will be attending Ivy League schools, Yale, Brown and the University of Pennsylvania. Thirty-six students will attend Catholic Colleges, including: University of Notre Dame, Boston College, Providence College, Georgetown University, Villanova University, Loyola University, St. Mary’s College, Catholic University of American, John Carroll University, St. Joseph’s University, Fordham University, Le Moyne College, Nazareth College, Franciscan University of Steubenville, St. John Fisher College, Canisius University, and Siena College. Six students will attend Syracuse University, two will attend Rochester Institute of Technology and two will attend Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Clarkson University. Four students will attend SUNY Geneseo and four students will attend the University at Buffalo.
- Maggie Lenkiewicz (choir) and Geoff Parkes (orchestra) were named All-State.
- Thirteen students in the class will be participating in Division I athletics including: Madison Cook (University of Connecticut, lacrosse); Matthew DePerro (Providence College, soccer);Kate Derrenbacker (Lehigh University, lacrosse); Emily Ehle (Georgetown, lacrosse); Adrianna Fess (University of Cincinnati, lacrosse); Alexandra Fess (University of Cincinnati, lacrosse); Amanda Fess (University of Cincinnati, lacrosse); Lillie Hunt (Bucknell University, lacrosse); Kiana Ferguson (Rider University, track & field); Elizabeth Lumia (Sienna College, lacrosse); Alexis Luthringer (Colgate University, lacrosse); Anna Schug (University of Pennsylvania, track & field); Rachel Vercillo (Brown University, lacrosse).
- Eighteen members of this year’s class have a parent who graduated from CBA, including David Paris, whose father is Judge Anthony Paris ’66. Anthony Paris will be celebrating his jubilee this weekend. His son, Peter ’04, is an English teacher at CBA.
Senior Geoff Parkes produced this video capturing the highlights of this past year: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CL8KwYy388