The graduating class of 2019 is composed 102 students.

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Class of 2019 Graduates

May 23, 2019

On Wednesday, May 22, the class of 2019 made their way across the Straz Center stage to say their final goodbyes to AHN.  Salutatorians Sydney Lowman (’19) and Katherine Taulbee (’19) along with valedictorian Lauren Dingle (’19) spoke on behalf of their graduating class.

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  • "The flower girls are always my favorite part. However, my favorite favorite favorite part of graduation is what happens after. We [faculty] line the hallways right outside of the stage door and give the seniors one final clap out. It is a really sweet movement; all of the people who have impacted the senior and got them to this very moment, saying goodbye one last time," says English teacher Dr. Lauren Oetinger.

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  • Academy first graders handed each graduate a bouquets of red roses.

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  • President Art Raimo and Principal Stephanie Nitchals handed the girls their diplomas as well as spoke at the ceremony.

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  • Achona staff writer Jaclyn McCauley ('19) will be attending the University of Tampa. Staff writer Alley Pauley ('19) will be attending Saint Leo University. Achona's Editor in Chief Juliana Ferrie will be attending the University of Florida.

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  • "My favorite parts were the speeches. I've had Katie, Sydney, and Lauren for the past three plus years in tatin class. It is amazing to witness the transitions of all three of them from freshman to senior year," says Latin teacher Ariana Louder.

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  • Bella Ferrie ('21) witnessed her now graduated sister receiver her diploma and roses.

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  • Senior class president Hira Khan ('19) will be attending Wellesley College in the fall.

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  • "My favorite part of graduation is actually what happens after the ceremony. I love seeing all the seniors walk out. I love giving them hugs and congratulations. I love giving them one last goodbye," says Julianne Bland ('21).

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  • "Thank you so much to the Jesuit cheer seniors who have taught me how to be a good teammate, a strong leader, and a great friend. I will miss you so so much next year. Congratulations on your graduation," says Olivia Perez ('20).

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  • Lowman will be attending Loyola University New Orleans in the fall.

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  • "My favorite aspect of graduation is the tradition of it. The flower girls giving the roses, the ceremony was the exact same as my own Academy graduation," says math teacher Jenny VanPelt.

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