A group of 158 young men were graduated on June 5 on the campus of St. Francis High School in La Cañada.
Fr. Antonio Marti, O.F.M.Cap., the Provincial of the Western American Province of the Capuchin Franciscan Order, represented his Eminence Cardinal Roger Mahony, archbishop of Los Angeles at the graduation. Fr. Matthew Elshoff, O.F.M.Cap., the school president, and Thomas Moran, the school principal, also officiated at the 55th commencement ceremony of the local Catholic, college-preparatory institution.
Addressing the gathering was valedictorian Sarkis Kavarian of Glendale and senior class representative Adolph Delgado of San Gabriel. Kavarian received the Capuchin Award and Medal for Scholarship. Receiving Bank of America Achievement plaques were salutatorian Benjamin Yim and Raffi Kotoyan for science and mathematics and Kavarian in liberal arts.