Stan Verrett, ’84, anchor of ESPN’s “SportsCenter” and ESPN Sports Networks, delivered the keynote address during the St. Augustine High School commencement exercise on May 18 in the Xavier University of Louisiana Convocation Center. The valedictorian of the Class of 2016 is Malik Mthunzi-Shaka Gibson and the salutatorians are Jerald Floyd James III and Jonathan Gerard Willard.
Gibson, the son of Malcolm and Nicole Gibson, earned academic awards in English, theology, social studies, mathematics and science. He will attend Carleton College on a full scholarship in the fall. James is the son of Dr. Jerald James Jr. and Davelynn James. He plans to attend Howard University in the fall. Willard is the son of the Honorable Benedict Willard and Diane Willard. He plans to attend Howard University in the fall.Gibson received the Purple Knight Award, given by the high school faculty to the best all-around student who exemplifies the virtues of a St. Augustine Purple Knight.
Top 10 graduates: Durrell Andrea Jackson, Jude Anthony Luke II, Colburn Prenell Randel Jr., Blaine Matthew Derbigny, Adonis James Billizon-Johnson, Spencer Louis Villavaso, Rahshaan Malik Nance and Homer Earvin Robinson Jr.
Other graduates: Lawrence Elijah Adams, Jeremy James Allen, William Phillip Atkins II, Brad Anthony Augillard, Michael Gerard Augustus II, Angelo Giovani Bagneris, Mason Edward Bailey, Devin Da`Shaun Bateman, Mark Monroe Boucree, Bomani Ekundaye Brown Jr., Carnell Devante Carter, D`Andre Gregory Christmas-Giles, Dominic Davillier Coleman, Gerron Romayne-Charles Coleman, Nickelous Khane Condiff, Kristopher Robert Cooper, Rishard LeBlane Davis.
Also, Drew Matthew DeLatte, Robert Jeremy DeVold II, Jeffrey Samuel Ducre Jr., Jared Michael Dugar, Kaleb Michael Dumas, Juwan Jacquez Edwards, Devin Denzel Espadron, Tyler D’Jion Foley, Austin Matthew Garibaldi, RoShae Le`Relle Gibson, Thomas Lloyd Gibson-Warren, Danion Tytrell Green Jr., David Capri Green Jr., McKinley Norris Hardy Jr., Dominick Joseph Higgins, Junius Houston IV, Zeric Patrick Howard, Jordan Emanuel Hudson, Elton Joseph Husband Jr.
Also, Gus Hudson James Jr., Dontaevion Sherifield Johnson, Ronald Albert Johnston, III, Charles Kentrell Jones, DeVanté Gianni Jones, Darius Edward Joseph, Marcus Honoré Keith, Paul Anthony Keller Jr., Christopher Sermersky Kendrick, Joshua Andrew Ker, Keegan Clark Kirksey, Carl Adrian LaCoste Jr., Giovanni Marquis LaFrance, Darrell Landry III, Bryant Michael Larkin, Jordon Alexander Lee, Terry Marquette Lee, Irwin Joel Lee Jr., Tommie Lee Lockhart III, Cori Marvin Martin, Deitras Kevin Melancon Jr., Matthew David Melder, Christian Dominic Octave, Shane Xavier Parker, Herbert James Patterson, Quentin Michael Gerald Perkins, Jamal Colby Pettigrew, Tahj Joseph Pierre, Chase Skyler Ragas, Joseph Shelby Ramsey Jr.
Also, Rene Juan Ray Jr., Evan Howard Raymond, Marcus Rashad Robinson, Evan Dreux Sams, Devin Michael Samuel, Jay Fitzgerald Smith, Patrick Emanuel Smith Jr., Felters Anthony Veal Jr., Vaughn Robair Vicks, Troy Elliot Washington Jr., Brian David Watson, Eric Joseph Whitaker, Steven Joseph Whittington Jr., Aperecio Lopez Wiggins Jr., Dale Williams, Christopher Saleem Wilson and Keith Michael Zarders Jr.