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Congratulations, Class of 2023!

Congratulations, Class of 2023!

On Thursday, May 25, the 276 members of the Class of 2023 received their diplomas as part of the 85th Commencement Exercises of Central Catholic High School!

More photos and details will be posted in the coming days from Commencement and additional senior events and activities.

The 85th Commencement Exercises for the Class of 2023

Graduates at the Class of 2023 Commencement

5:00 PM, Thursday, May 25, 2023

The Memorial Gymnasium of Central Catholic High School

Commencement Livestream

  • President's Address: Christopher Sullivan '81, President of Central Catholic High School

  • Valedictory Addresses:

    • Allyson Lightburn '23, Co-Valedictorian

    • Ranjana Ramesh '23, Co-Valedictorian

  • Salutatory Address:

    • Sydney Demers '23, Salutatorian

Left to right: Sydney Demers '23, Ranjana Ramesh '23, Allyson Lightburn '23.

Click hear to read more about our Valedictorians and Salutatorian.

Major Awards and Presentations at Commencement

The Class of 2023 Student Council Officers

AP Capstone Diploma Recipients

  • Andrew Kriner '23: The Brother Florentius, FMS, Memorial Award

    • The highest award presented to a graduating senior who best exemplifies the ideals of Central Catholic High School. Named in memory of Central Catholic’s legendary and inspirational founder. The award has been presented annually since 1963.

  • Emma Gordon '23: The Brother Vincent Dinnean, FMS, Christian Service Award

    • Presented to the graduate who best embodies the Marist ideal of commitment to service and love for the least favored.

  • Preston Zinter '23: The Michael Garvey Memorial Award

    • Presented to the Outstanding Male Student-Athlete

  • Jaclyn Dehney '23: The Mary I. Kilcoyne Memorial Award

    • Presented to the Outstanding Female Student-Athlete

  • Mr. Richard Cavanaugh, Science Teacher: The Florentian Dedication

    • Each year, the graduating class dedicates their yearbook, The Florentian, to someone who had a defining impact on their Central Catholic experience

  • AP Capstone Diploma Recipients

    • The AP Capstone Diploma is granted to students who earn scores of 3 or higher in AP Seminar and AP Research and on 4 additional AP Exams of their choosing.

    • Recipients:
      • Sydney Demers
      • Colin Fague
      • Allyson Lightburn
      • Ranjana Ramesh
      • Stephanie Sayegh
      • Caleb Scotch
      • Azul Willson

  • The Class of 2023 Student Council Officers

    • President: Ranjana Ramesh '23
    • Vice-President: Francisco Melendez '23
    • Secretary: Nick Spero '23
    • Treasurer: James Bohenko '23

Presented at the Senior Awards Gala on Sunday, May 21, 2023

Academic Awards

Activity Awards

Legion of Honor Awards

Congratulations, Class of 2023!

Central Catholic High School
A College Preparatory High School of Excellence in the Marist Tradition

Founded by the Marist Brothers in the heart of Lawrence, Massachusetts in 1935, Central Catholic High School enrolls 1,200 students from over 60 cities and towns and several countries. Students come from diverse backgrounds to form a caring community of faith, learning, and service. They advance to college in overwhelming numbers (nearly 100%) and move on to successful careers and positions of leadership in government, business, industry, academia, and professions.

Central Catholic High School is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

For more information, please visit, call 978-682-0260, or email

Mission: Central Catholic High School makes Jesus known and loved.
We educate the whole person for college and for life, with particular care for the least favored and those in need.