2016 Baccalaureate Blessings

Following recent tradition, Damien Memorial School’s 2016 Baccalaureate Mass was held at St. Augustine Church by the Sea in Waikiki on Saturday May 28, immediately followed by a luncheon and awards ceremony at the Pacific Beach Hotel ballroom.

Most Reverend Larry Silva, Bishop of Honolulu presided over the Mass at the beautiful church.  Seniors Ian Bento and Patrick Moloney each delivered Scripture readings and Kimberly Aguada read the General Intercessions.

After Mass, the graduates-to-be emotionally reunited with their families in the pews, reflecting on their years at Damien, their families’ support, and the open road ahead of them.

Not only did Bishop Silva administer blessings onto the students and their families, but God seemed to have as well as an abundant shower sprinkled on the usually dry resort area while families were making their way into the church. 

But when it was time to walk next door to the hotel, the sky was already clearing up.  The blessings continued with the scrumptious food, fellowship, and well-deserved recognition of the academic and service honorees.

Most Reverend Larry Silva, Bishop of Honolulu

Most Reverend Larry Silva, Bishop of Honolulu

 

The 2016 Damien Memorial School award recipients are:

Melany Batad, Art

Maleah Miller, English and Religion

Mabel Bernaldez, Japanese

Patrick Moloney, Mathematics, and Bronze Medal for General Excellence

Christien Ayson, Music

Ian Bento, Science and Social Studies

Kimberly Aguada, Spanish

Christian Cubacub, Technology, and the Viriliter Age Award

Huy Nguyen, Technology

Theresa Tran, Christian Brothers Award

Brooke Moreilhon, Hahai’oe ia’u Award (In memory of 1st Lt. Jonathan Brostrom ’02)

Melissa Gozun, Gold Medal for General Excellence

George Nemeth, Gold Medal for General Excellence

Bernard A.K.S. Ho, Joseph Damien De Veuster Award

George Nemeth receiving his Gold Medal from Mr. Lewis and Br. Casey.

George Nemeth receiving his Gold Medal from Mr. Lewis and Br. Casey.

Patrick Moloney being congratulated for receiving the Bronze Medal.

Patrick Moloney being congratulated for receiving the Bronze Medal.

Members of Damien’s Class of 2016 and their respective alumni dads.  

Members of Damien’s Class of 2016 and their respective alumni dads.