Class of 2024 Commencement Award Winners

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One-hundred and fourteen students graduated from Christian Brothers Academy on June 2. Ceremonies for the Class of 2024, held at Alibrandi Stadium, included the presentation of several academic and service awards.

Here is a list of award winners:

General Excellence

In Memory of Frank J. Spina ‘47

Valedictorian: Joseph McMahon

Salutatorian: Maxwell Lachut

valedictorian joseph mcmahon from cba graduation in syracuse ny 2024

Maxwell Lachut speaking at cba graduation in syracuse ny in 2024


In Memory of Louis J. Steigerwald, Sr., 1917

Awarded To: Isabella Polanco

Next In Merit: Liam Rupprecht

Fine Arts

In Memory of Brother Anthony Lamb, FSC

Art: Myli Petrocci

Band: Joseph Sayles

Chorus: Sofia Santa Ines

Orchestra: Donovan Nguyen


In Memory of Eleanor Sullivan Owen

Awarded To: Abigail Uryniak

Next In Merit: Fiona Ojugbeli


In Memory of Norbert F. Abend, AFSC, 1922

Awarded To: Nicholas Genovese

Next In Merit: Ryan Storie


In Memory of Brother B. James Quinn, FSC

Awarded To: William Assaf

Next In Merit: Kathryn Heyboer


In Memory of Leonard P. Markert, AFSC ‘18

Awarded To: Emily Tymkiw

Next In Merit: Alexandra Mancini

Social Studies

In Memory of Leo D. Kelley, 1917

Awarded To: Sierra Burke

Next In Merit: Cooper Marko


In Memory of Mr. T. Frank Dolan, Jr., AFSC, 1913

Awarded To: Razi Marshall

Next In Merit: Joshuan Culeton

2024 class of graduating seniors at cba in syracuse ny

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President’s De La Salle Leadership Award

Antonio Zarrella, Jr., Sydney Vaughn

Principal’s Student Recognition Award

Jack Gregory, Julia DeBottis

New York State Senate Citizen’s Award

Kevin Callahan, Eileen Khoy

Syracuse Rotary Club Award

Sean Cavanaugh, Carmella Fairbanks

Semper Fidelis Music Award

Joshuan Culeton

Civic Morning Music Award

Antonio Zarrella, Jr.

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Marine Corps Scholastic Academic Excellence Award

Ethan Harris, Sophia Finn

Air Force Math & Science Award

Quinnton Wimer, Sofia Kassab

Air Force Scholar Athlete Award

Porter Matt, Margaret Melvin

Attorney General’s “Triple C” Award

Luke Petragnani, Grace Piazza

Alumni Association Distinguished Senior Award

Amazin Spencer

“Oh, How Upstate” Award

Liam Rupprecht

New York State Comptrollers Achievement Award

Benjamin Doody, Sophia Chmelicek

Brother Edmund Dwyer Award

Jeremiah Ho, Josephine DePalma

Brother Gabriel Fiumano ’47 Award

Jason Brunson, Avery Bowman

Brother Stephen McCabe and Brother Jerome Stevens Award

Ava Ascenzo

Brother Mutien Marie Creative Arts Award

Bryan Garlow

Community Service Award

John Engle, Anna Kuehner

Brother Basilan O’Connell Award

Kyle Gaffney

Bishop Frank J. Harrison Award

Connor Morgia, Zaira Bulatova

Bishop Joseph O’Keefe Award

Owen McClure, Meredith Sommers

DeFrancisco Family Award

Anthony Lisi, Tia Marshall

LaSalle Medal

Jack Breitzka, Debora Yangwa

In addition, Benjamin Doody and Anthony Lisi received United States Military Appointments. The Class of 1974, celebrating their Jubilee Reunion, presented the school with a perpetual scholarship worth $314, 021.

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