Honors Convocation Book - St. Mary`s Preparatory



Honors Convocation Book - St. Mary`s Preparatory
131 years of the
Orchard Lake Schools
May 6, 2016
2016 Orchard Lake St. Mary’s
Honors Convocation
St. Mary’s
Mission Statement
St. Mary’s Preparatory is a Catholic, all-boys college
preparatory high school with a Polish-American
heritage and legacy since 1885 A.D. We exist to provide
deserving young men the moral guidance, discipline, and
education to become Christ-like models of service and
leadership for the world. By completion of our spiritual
and educational model, these men gain the character,
reverence, and fortitude to meet all challenges for the
greater glory of God and their alma mater.
InvocationDeacon Stephen Talbot
Star Spangled Banner
Pledge of AllegianceAssembly
Opening Comments
Mr. Cormac Lynn
Special Recognition Awards
Mr. Cormac Lynn
Armed Services Awards and Visiting Presenters
U.S. Military Academy at West Point
Harlene Coutteau
West Point Class of 1982
U.S. Army ReserveSgt. Keith Rambo
National Scholar/Athlete Award
Departmental Awards
A Special Thanks for the generous scholarship
donations from the following:
Dr. Anthony P. Kozma Jr.
Patrick Daneluk Memorial Fund
Seikaly and Stewart, P.C.
St. Mary’s Prep Moms and Dads Club
Zebari Family
ArtMrs. Christine Wilder-Hays
BusinessMrs. Lisa Haugk
English/English Oratorical
Mr. Donald Ambrose
Global Languages/Oratorical
Mrs. Laura Chaluleu
MathematicsMr. Alan Maestri
ScienceMr. Seán Clouse
Social Studies/History
Mr. Seán Clouse
Mrs. Maysa Anwar
TheologyMrs. Julia Owens
MusicMr. Joshua James
Individual and Class Honors, Cont’d.
Senior Academic Honors
Rev. Msgr. Thomas C. Machalski Jr. - Mr. Cormac Lynn
- Mr. John Smith - Mrs. Shannon Harris • Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude, Summa Cum Laude
• National Honor Society Awards
• Valedictorian Award, Salutatorian Award
Student of the Year
FreshmanMr. Bela Matyus
SophomoreMr. Russell Bone
JuniorMr. Seán Clouse
Senior Mr. John Smith
Individual and Class Honors
Eagle Scout AwardMr. Cormac Lynn
SMACK AwardMr. Andrew McEvoy
Most Varsity Letters Award
Mr. George Porritt
Top ACT - Top SAT Awards
Mr. Cormac Lynn
National Medical Arts Award
Mr. Cormac Lynn
Anthony and Stella Kozma Award
Mr. Cormac Lynn
Squires AwardMr. Paul Stuligross
Campus Ministry Leader Award
Mr. Paul Stuligross
Campus Ministry Award
Mr. Paul Stuligross
Dorm Ambassador Award
Mr. Mirko Vukelic
Dean of Residence Award
Mr. Mirko Vukelic
Admissions Award
Mrs. Mary Ann Brecht
Dean of Students Award
Mr. Seán Clouse
Headmaster’s Award
Mr. Cormac Lynn
Ken and Jackie Smerecki Award
Mr. Cormac Lynn
“For the Boys” Award
Mr. Cormac Lynn
Cathy Koterba Award
Mr. Anthony M. Koterba
Karen Stewart Award Mr. Paul Stewart
Paul Ziemba Award
Mr. Scott Ziemba
Tim Zebari Award
Mr. Kevin Zebari
Msgr. Milewski Spirit Award Mr. Cormac Lynn
Iron Man Award
Mr. Cormac Lynn
Patrick Daneluk
“Unsung Hero” Award
Mr. Cormac Lynn
Century CupMr. Cormac Lynn
Closing Remarks:
Rev. Msgr. Thomas C. Machalski Jr.
College Acceptances 2016
Adrian College
Alabama State University
Alma College
Aquinas College
Ashland University
Ave Maria University
Ball State University
Boston University
Bowling Green State University
Butler University
Central Michigan University
College of Wooster
Colorado State University
Concordia University - Chicago
Concordia University - Montreal
DePaul University
Drexel University
Duquesne University
Eastern Michigan University
Ferris State University
Fordham University
Furman University
Grand Valley State University
Hillsdale College
Hobart & William Smith Colleges
Hope College
Indiana University Bloomington
Iowa State University
John Carroll University
Kalamazoo College
Kennesaw State University
Kent State University
Kettering University
Lake Superior State University
LaSalle University
Lawrence Technological Institute
Loyola University Chicago
Malone University
Mercyhurst University
Miami University
Michigan State University
Michigan Technological University
Milwaukee School of Engineering
Missouri Science & Technology
Morehead State University
Northern Michigan University
Northwestern University
Northwood University
Oakland University
Ohio Northern University
Ohio University
Ohio Wesleyan University
Paul Quinn College
Pennsylvania State University
Princeton University
Purdue University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Robert Morris University
Rose Hulman Institute of Technology
Rutgers University - New Brunswick
Saginaw Valley State University
Spring Arbor University
College Acceptances 2016
St. Joseph’s University
St. Louis University
SUNY - Binghamton
SUNY - Buffalo
SUNY - Stony Brook
The Citadel, Military College of South Carolina
The Ohio State University
University of Alabama
University of Arizona
University of California - Berkeley
University of Chicago
University of Cincinnati
University of Colorado - Boulder
University of Dayton
University of Detroit Mercy
University of Georgia
University of Indianapolis
University of Maryland College Park
University of Massachusetts - Amherst
University of Michigan
University of Michigan - Dearborn
University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota Twin Cities
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
University of Notre Dame
University of Oregon
University of Southern California
University of Southern Indiana
University of the Sciences
University of Toledo
University of Washington
Ursinus College
Valparaiso University
Vanderbilt University
Virginia Military Institute
Walsh University
Wayne State University
Wentworth Institute of Technology
Western Michigan University
Wittenberg University
Xavier University
Youngstown State University
Awards Synopsis
Admissions Award: This student went above and beyond working in our
Admissions Department “Shadow” program.
Anthony and Stella Kozma Polish Heritage Award: This award celebrates
the strong Polish heritage of the Kozma family. The recipient must be a
freshman, sophomore, or junior with a strong Polish heritage and/or be
enrolled in a Polish language class with a commitment to continue for the
subsequent academic year. He must also demonstrate a commitment to
promoting and preserving Polish culture and/or language.
Cathy Koterba Award: The Cathy Koterba Award is given to two students
deemed to be St. Mary’s Preparatory’s most deserving artists in their
respective fields.
Century Cup: The Century Cup is awarded to the class that has exhibited
school spirit, academic excellence, athletic success and a strong commitment
to spirituality at OLSM.
Dean of Residence Award: This plaque is awarded to a boarding student
for overall contributions to the lives of his Resident Brothers at Kolbe Hall.
This recipient makes living on campus a better experience for all students.
Dean of Students Award: The Dean of Students Award is an honor
bestowed upon the St. Mary’s senior who has been a living example of a
student who embraces the mission of St. Mary’s and abides willingly by the
spirit of our Honor Code and School Regulations.
“For the Boys” Award: This award is given to a senior who has demonstrated
significant service to the Prep and/or his classmates, motivated not by
recognition or compensation but by kindness, concern and empathy. He
leads by example as a true Man of St. Mary’s.
Iron Man Award: Awarded to a student who has demonstrated unparalleled
dedication and perseverance in working toward his school-related goals
and/or to a student who has demonstrated significant growth in the face of
adversity and has done so in an exemplary fashion.
Karen Stewart Award: The Karen Stewart Award is given each year to
two students. One award is given to the student who displays the greatest
mathematical aptitude and performance. The second award is given to the
student who struggles in his mathematical achievement, but transcends
his challenges.
Awards Synopsis
Ken and Jackie Smerecki Award: The Ken and Jackie Smerecki Award
commemorates the years of service of Ken and Jackie to the Moms and
Dads Club. Their efforts and dedication are recognized in a student who
has character of the highest caliber, and parents who show exceptional
service and leadership in the Moms and Dads Club.
Msgr. Stanley E. Milewski Spirit Award: Awarded to a senior who
exemplifies the spirit of St. Mary’s Prep and has a love and passion for
National Medical Arts Award: Awarded annually to a junior selected by
the Science Department Faculty who has demonstrated excellence in all
areas of scientific study.
Patrick Daneluk “Unsung Hero” Award: The Unsung Hero Award is
named for Patrick Daneluk who was tragically killed in a car accident
shortly after graduation. Patrick was a former Unsung Hero Award winner
himself. These awards are nominated by fellow St. Mary’s students and
faculty and the criteria are set by the written submissions that plead their
Paul Ziemba Award: Paul Ziemba was Valedictorian of St. Mary’s Prep
(1986) who passed into eternal life while piloting an Air Force bomber
jet. Paul was also Valedictorian at the Air Force Academy and their TopStick Flight schools. He is remembered for his superior intelligence in all
academic areas and was a charismatic leader among his peers. This award
is given to a junior who exemplifies those same qualities.
SMACK Award: Initially known as Students Against Driving Drunk, OLSM
SADD evolved into Students Against Destructive Decisions to encompass
behaviors beyond traffic safety. In September 2015, our group was
rebranded St. Mary’s Actions Create Knowledge (SMACK), which reflects
our continuing efforts to bring awareness to key safety issues through both
our actions and words. The SMACK Award winner is a student who best
exemplifies our mission to guide his peers towards making decisions by
presenting evidence, demonstrating service, and leading by example.
Tim Zebari Award: Named for a beloved former student, the Tim Zebari
Award is a very special award at OLSM. The winner is a student who has a
special blessedness and human excellence that all admire. The Tim Zebari
Award winner is filled with a spirit of life, energy and friendship that is an
inspiration to the whole school.
Valedictorian: Ranked #1 in Class (cumulative GPA)
Salutatorian: Ranked #2 in Class (cumulative GPA)
Freshman Academic Awards
Cum Laude - GPA 3.3 - 3.69
Kyle Aboona
W. Cooper Anderson
Collin Heery
James Hunter III
Joseph Bauss
Dillon Kark
Mitchell Bohland
Theodore Kotsakis
James Burke
Ashton Lancaster
Christopher Campanale
Josiah Lau
Troy Clark
Donté McMullen
Andrew Dundas
Chiderah Nwaopara
Kyle Filby
Wentao (Michael) Ouyang
Matthew Flynn
Sawyer Przekop
Carson Riddle
Muhanned Aljida
Hunter Baudino
Kameron Greisdorf
Connor Harrington
Harrison Nelson
Nathan Page
William Rough
Dean Sigler Jr.
Gabriel Skaer
Zarruh Suponkulov
Franklin Tarrance
Collin Terpstra
Mark Thomas
Blake Bean
Trent Beaumarchais
Jordan Carter
Justin Gassman
Cole Gibbs
Nicholas Goerss
Carson Grainer
Wangguandong (James) Hui
Maxwell Karibian
Nathan Kolwich
Noah Kreider
Devin Laba
Emerson Lawrence
Hunter Lopatin
Mason Moss
Brendan Pincheck
Oscar Richie
Victor Thacker
Charlie Toma
Samuel Wardlow
Patrick Wells
William Wyrick
Magna Cum Laude - GPA 3.7 - 3.99
Christian Ajo
Christian Allawerdi
Alex Ayar
Evan Becker
Brandon Briggs
Kyle Campagna
Michael Cianci
Daniel DaCorte
Jake Dykstra
Colm Fillion
Preston Hazelton
Luke Jacobs
William Jozwiak
Bryce Kallen
Kenneth Kellner
Steven Latham
Jalen Lewis
Gabriel Matti
Jacob Maurer
Cortland Montgomery
Christian Nuckolls
Antonio Shina
Joshua Smolek
Bryce Suman
Zachary Yakisch
Dylan Yearn
Summa Cum Laude - GPA 4.0 and above
Mark Amidon
Daniel Brzozowski
Maxwell Camara
Christopher DeMartinis
Rocco Hutter
John Jasinski
Nicholas Kallabat
Nicholas Karavite
Joshua Kashat
Blake Kizi
Preston Lenarcic
Daniel McCarthy
Matthew McLain
Jack Mooney
Cole Morris
Christian Namy
Harrison Poeszat
Sophomore Academic Awards
Cum Laude - GPA 3.3 - 3.69
Ryan Romaya
Austin Sharrak
Edward Spengler
Michael Strouse
Jason Strzelewicz
Zachary Thennisch
Charles Vitek
Thomas Walker
Magna Cum Laude - GPA 3.7 - 3.99
Kyle Bahoora
Kyle Cragg
Nicholas Denha
Landon Dombrowski
Kevin Duffie
Adam Eischen
Benjamin Fee
Ryan Gondek
Aleksander Halk
Paul Heuschele
Joseph Jabro
Ryan Kerchoff
Brandon Korhonen
Guanghao (Martin) Li
Jianyuan (Eric) Liu
Nathan Long
Noah Sadowski
Louis Sala
Basil Shea
Donald Whalen
Summa Cum Laude - GPA 4.0 and above
Rashawn Allen
Michael Ayad
Ryan Boyd
Nicholas Cloud
Andrew DeBaker
Myron Gappy
Kyle Iverson
Andrew Jackson
Dillon Jennings
Antonio Kallabat
Owen Kelly
Ryan Langan
Timothy Machnacki
Carter Macias
Charles McGorisk
Stephen McGregor
Brendan Moriarty
Spencer Panoushek
Eamon Salfi
Griffen Sanom
Luke Stoneback
Ryan Tucker
Griffin Warden
Daniel Whalen
Junior Academic Awards
Cum Laude - GPA 3.3 - 3.69
Senior Academic Awards
Cum Laude - GPA 3.3 - 3.69
Hamza-Ali Annamyradov
Trevor Bishop
Camron Farida
Omar Gates
Grant McNutt
Chase Miller
Pierce Bauer
Michael Beckett
Kevin Heiligenthal
Justin Jewula
Jack Olmstead
Dominic Perelli
Dwayne Chapman II
Yiming (Frank) Chen
Jack Clark
Bennet Coe
Derek DeFrances
Brendan DuRivage
Brendan Earls
Jacob Goodroe
Julian Hamama
Max Hastie
Luke Ibrahim
Colt Lang
ZeYu (David) Li
Nicholas Marini
Parker Rainge
Joseph Schmid
Nicholas Shaba
Michael Stewart
Zarshed Suponkulov
Jacob Trask
Logan Yearn
Chris Bourachi
Drew Boyd
Ian Bruneau
Connor Crutchfield
Dustin DeLuca
Nathan Fagnani
Tyler Fenzel
Jacob Garmo
Blake Gordon
John Keller
John Kwiecinski
Kyle LaVergne
Tianchen (Luke) Liu
Troy Marks II
Stewart Marmion
Christian Marougi
Thomas McDonald
Leonardo Nardicchio
Alexander Pero
Cole Ramfos
Enzo Salfi
Michael Santoni
Donovan Sarnacki
Joshua Strzelewicz
Hao (Bob) Tian
Jacob Walsh
Magna Cum Laude - GPA 3.7 - 3.99
Steven Ambrose
Andrew Efthemiou
Connor Foe
Jake Galiatsos
Nicklas Kuphal
Trey LeVasseur
Brendan Murphy
John Pearson
Christopher Robert
Andrew Shina
Camden Skiba
Christopher Skiba
Summa Cum Laude - GPA 4.0 and above
Foster Buchanan
Patrick Clouse
Blake Haddad
Anthony Haroutunian
Patrick Heikkila
Ryan Herrmann
Augustine Lau
Damon Leja
Matthew Leonard
Jacob Poniatowski
Nicholaus Schneider
Matthew Whalen
Magna Cum Laude - GPA 3.7 - 3.99
Bryce Archer*
Benjamin Barsh
Nicholas Bonde
Davis Boos*
Luke Chargo*
Brandon Fenzel*
Michael Giacalone*
Nicholas Gischia*
Michael Jajou*
Daniel Jokisch
Benjamin Jozwiak*
Andrew Kassa*
Shane Kelly*
Steven Koski
Christopher Leonard*
Anthony Mansour*
Austin Stauffer
David Stration
Brendan Tabone*
Thomas Tenuta*
Stephen Walz*
Summa Cum Laude - GPA 4.0 and above
Austin Aselage*
Joseph Carlini
Tyler Cochran*
Robert Hickson, Jr.*
Stephen Kenkel*
Jacob Killian*
Scott Kowalski
James Kozicki
Jacob LaPres
Andrew Malick*
Erik McKeen
Grant Reszczyk
* member of National Honor Society
Chase Ruckhaber*
J. Harrison Salter*
Brandon Sharrak
Drake Titus*
Spencer Vagg*
Joseph Verkerke*
This statue of Fr. Joseph Dabrowski, the founder of St. Mary’s
Preparatory and SS. Cyril and Methodius Seminary, was created
to celebrate the centennial anniversary of Fr. Dabrowski’s
passing into eternal life. This artistic rendering is a replica of
the last picture ever taken of Fr. Joe before his reunion with the
Lord. It has become an icon and trademark of our campus.
Our Lady of Orchard Lake,
Pray for Us!