PMA Graduates Take Flight
June 19, 2015
by Len Lathrop
Long after they have forgotten the grades on their exams, they will remember the friendships they made at Presentation of Mary Academy. On Wednesday, June 10, the 2015 eighth grade class graduated from PMA in faith and in hope for a bright future.
Following a graduation liturgy, as well as a special message from Sister Maria Rosa, 24 students were awarded their diplomas and will move onto the next milestone in their lives this fall when they begin high school. The PMA graduates are as follows: Nathan Beliveau-Robinson, Tessa Bellavia, Sara Campagna, Nicholas Cardenas, Edith Chen, Ian Davis, Brad Dubay, Georgette Flint, Jessica Fontaine, Lucas Gauthier, Karthik Gollapudi, Olivia Hebert, Cassandra Holt, Preston Holt, Jasmine Javanbakht Guarderas, Christian Lapointe, Michael Lussier, Allan McPhee Jr., Milenna Sena, Breanna Silvonic, Gabrielle Soucy, Alexander Tea, Samantha Van Seters and Ashley Wong.
In special recognition, PMA made note of outstanding achievement on the part of several students who achieved these honor. Edith Chen, Ian Davis, Jessica Fontaine, Christian Lapointe and Samantha Van Seters earned the Gold Honors Cord for attaining a final average of A in each of the major subjects during the eighth grade, The President’s Award for Educational Excellence was given to Edith Chen ,Ian Davis, Jessica Fontaine, Jasmine Javanbakht Guarderas, Christian Lapointe , Samantha Van Seters for maintaining an overall A average during the elementary years, as well as achieving an 85 percentile of higher in reading or math on a standardized test. The President’s Award for Educational Achievement went to Tessa Bellavia , Brad Dubay, Olivia Hebert, Cassandra Holt , Preston Holt , Michael Lussier and Milenna Sena for showing outstanding educational growth, improvement and commitment. In addition, Christian Lapointe was selected for The Zachary Tompkins Christian Award for demonstrating a commitment to faith by living it through word, action and attitude. Finally, Jasmine Javanbakht Guarderas was chosen for The Mother Rivier Award given in honor of Anne Marie Rivier, the foundress of the Sisters of PMA. This honor is bestowed upon a student who showed academic effort, generous service, simplicity and a sense of humor.