Benjamin Franklin High School awarded diplomas to 178 students during its 2013-14 commencement ceremony May 20 at Kiefer UNO Lakefront Arena. Nolan Marshall Jr., president of the Orleans Parish School Board, was the commencement speaker.

The Key Award, given to the senior who best exemplifies the spirit and broad-based excellence of Benjamin Franklin, was presented to Addison Howenstine by the Franklin Alumni Association.

The valedictorian was Jessica Garda, who will be attending Duke University. The salutatorian was Luke Tang, who will be attending Harvard College.

Honor graduates (4.0 GPA and up): William Branch Abbott, Jacob Andre Blais, Zoe Serrena Bordenave, Georgia Reine Bourderionnet, Lucy Cho, Charlotte Crenshaw Clark, Isaac Joseph Constans, Jasmine Wilder Cooley, Amanda Mercedes Cuevas, Jeanne Claire Daigle, Jazmyne LaJoyce Darby, Kelechi Emetuche.

Also, Jessica Lewis Garda, Elise Elena Gonzalez, Eliot Joseph Guerin, Shenghan Matthew Guo, Grace Ellen Hebert, Kaila Nykole Holloway, Addison Rickman Howenstine, Matthew Hu, Maci Evelyn Joseph, Caitlyn Ann Kelly, Yuemin Li, Sarah Louise Marble, Keaton Ainley McNamara, Justis Monroe Midura, Robert Nicholas Olsonoski, Lydia Ann Orfila, Avery Glenn Owings.

Also, Kunrui Peng, Hannah Jordan Porter, Sadhana Puri, Janet Taylor Ruppert, Leah Ruth Samuels, Katrina Nicole Palmer Seal, Colin Fields Sharpe, Samantha Maria Shedd, Victoria Lael Slack, Luke Zhanghao Tang, Quynh-Nhi Doan Trinh, Sarah Jiang Chun Wang and Xiaoshu Zheng.

Other graduates: Ogunsola Zainabou Akinlana, Joseph Chester Allen, Hannah Noelle Atwood, Caroline Elizabeth Barnes, Kailen Yolanda Barra, Bailey Theresa Barrett, Brett Jayson Baudot, Sarah Assia Belkacem, Natalie René Bennett, Skye Jena Boutte, Hadyn Matthew Breedlove, Nicholas Clayton Brown, Andrey Aleksandrovich Burin, Margaret Mary Burke.

Also, Jewel Elizabeth Campbell, Kayla Renee Celestine, William Thomas Cespedes, Ra’i Symone Chambers, Thomas Dinhorng Chang, Arabella Blixa Christiansen, Charles Richard Clayton III, Maria Guadalupe Colina, Kayla Kristen Connor, Cameron Duncan Cox, Liam Michael Craver, Camille Sarah Cropley, Rachel Lauren Croy, Tejá Janae Dabney, Emma Gray-Avis Davie, Madeleine Felicie DeGrange, Lakeisha Lawanda Dishman, Danny Do, Heaven Kendall Douglas, Kevin Michael Dufauchard Jr., Jacob Hameed Elnaggar, Caoimhe Maureen Ettarh.

Also, Gianna Ferrante, Jane Lesley Fiegel, Joseph William Firkaly-Paciera, Julia Alexandra Fisher, Alexander Houston Forsyth, Alexander Mark Gascon, Melanie Alexandra Green, Abbi Louise Griffith, Andrea Nichelle Gros, Mariah Ariane Guillmette, Nicholas Paul Guirovich, Mark Thomas Habel, Ji Hye Han, Travis Major-Herlong Haycraft, Oscar Gabriel Hernandez, Claire Elizabeth Herwehe, Emily Kate Higginson, Andria Bailey Jackson, Arneisha Blake Jackson, Essence Iran Jackson, Tyler Deja Johnson, Aliyah Michael Jones.

Also, Hasan Muhammad Kassim, Caroline Suzanne Kaufman, Jenna TeAo Kudelich, Garrad Christopher Landry, Chloe Yvonne Lauland, Juliette Rose LeBlanc, Sierra Amani Lewis, Fei Liu, Willi Newman Lucker, Emily McClean Mace, Calaway Grey Malmsten, Isaiah Simon Marchand, Daniel William Mayer, Jasmine Nicole McBride, Jeffery Oliver Miller, Devin Christopher Minix, Jordan Alexander Morris, Grace Olivia Myers, Claire Elise Nance, Alexis MyLe Nguyen, Andrew Tien Nguyen, Anna Hao Nguyen, Anthony Nguyen, Kenny Hoang Nguyen, Mai-Truc Britney Nguyen, Mars Phuc Nguyen, Tony Viet-Son Nguyen, Thomas Everington Oliver.

Also, Alyssa Anderson Parker, Alicia Danielle Pastor, Alexandra Ryan Perez, Latia Selika Perez, Katie Thao Pham, Michael Hoang Pham, Mathieu Jude Pitre, Marsh Vincent Porée, Danielle Angelique Quintero, Colette Mary Reasonover, Nicholas James Reid, Raphael Shaw McClure Robert, Nigel Andrew Robinson, Katherine Paige Rolfes, Maelynn Lee Rosales, Haley Nicole Rupp, Carson Dean Sandefer, Elijah Emmanuel Scarlett, Elizabeth Routh Schreiber, Joshua Martin Scuderi, Geralyn Louise Smith, Jaylyn Amber Smith, Toni Reneé Smith, Eva Julia Someillan-Toohey, Donya Gwendolyn Stagg, Victoria Ashley Stampley, Cameron Malik Stone, Alex Elizabeth Swenson.

Also, Dominic Michael Takach, Sadie Marie Tanner-Pobocik, Alice Beatrice Thomas, Anya Maureen Tipton, Alexander-Quang Duc Tran, Benjamin Nhat-Dong Tran, Cecelia Lan-Chinh Tran, Monica Thy Tran, Oscar Nguyen Tran, Quoc Hung Brandon Tran, Tiffany Thaome Tran, Kendall My-Chau Trinh, Jessica Julia Villers, Dylan Corbin Walton, Noah Evan Waltzer, Rebecca Shuyu Wang, Mikel Shanta Wells, Frederic Jarry Whitaker, Cheyenne Amber White, Kristyn Monet Williams, Joseph Cosmo Worthylake and Zoë Rachel Zemmels.