The commencement ceremony for Benjamin Franklin High School was May 24 at the University of New Orleans’ Lakefront Arena. Opera singer Jeanne-Michèle Charbonnet, of the Class of 1981, was the commencement speaker.

The valedictorian is Stephanie Noelle Higginson, who will be attending Yale University and majoring in economics. The salutatorian is her twin sister Leocadie Angeline Higginson, who will be attending the U.S. Naval Academy and majoring in engineering. They are the daughters of Collette Creppell and Judge Stephen A. Higginson.

The Franklin Alumni Association presented the Key Award to Jasmine Nevil, finding that she best exemplifies the spirit and broad-based excellence of Benjamin Franklin.

Summa cum laude graduates: Kaisha Age, Samuel Baum, Janaé Brent, Adam Bressler, Michelle Byrnes, Asha Dash, Emily Dong, Sarah Dunn, Paige Fatland, Annalise Fischer, Luke Garrison, Michelle Gauchet, Jesse Gimble, Warren Greenwood, Sarah Groh, Leocadie Higginson, Stephanie Higginson, Anna Bell Hines, Cierra Johnson, Melannie Johnson, Anissa Jones-Montano, Alexandra Kharalampieva, Josephine Lavoie, Hansuh Lee and Seth Lovelace.

Also, Nicholas Malmgren, Sophia Marathonitis, Naomi Mareschal, Cameron Markowitz, Lili McCormack, Brandon Molina, Vaishali Nayak, Jasmine Nevil, Anna Nguyen, Katarina Nguyen, Rosa Nguyen, Allison Olsonoski, Juliet O’Reilly, Charlotte Pearson, Miranda Pepper, Ezra Remer, Lily Rice, Thomas Rick, Margot Rieth, Emily Rolfes, Vera Samuels, Amalia Skalos, Taylor Snead, Sophia Stouse, Anthony-Phuc Tran, Nam Tran, Amy Urbina, Jaelyn Vigee, Isaac Watson, Jacob Yager, Madeleine Yates, Sydney Youmans, Clara Zervigon and Miriam Zitler.

Cum laude graduates: Gabrielle Alvarez, Isabella Alvarez, Miles Ballard, Herbert Bean, Claire Bell, Madison Bordenave, Madison Bourgeois, Vincent Bozeman, Valentino Browning, Emma Burnett, Emily Cambre, Aleena Cheema, Caroline Clayton, Katlyn Dent, Lemoine Dillon, Gabrielle Donofrio, Shelby Donovan, Sean Fahey, Georgia Fischmann, John Heyl, Angela Higginson, Jennifer Ho, Margaret Huck, Kane Huynh and Thanh Huynh.

Also, Satchel Joseph, Avery King, Oliver Kjellgren, Emily Kramer, Taylor Landry, Julia Lemann, Audrey Lumpkin, Riley Marsh, Allan McConnell, Miles McGuire, Marie Miller, Royal Mitchell, Sameer Nair-Desai, Linh Ngo, Cuong Nguyen, Ha Nguyen, Khoa-Andrew Nguyen, Mary Nguyen, Theresa Nguyen and Matthew Olinde.

Also, Timothy Pease, Jordyn Platenburg, Jordan Qualls, Rhiannon Rainey, Ashley Razin, Anré Robichaux, Celine Rochon, Vivian Romero, Zahra Saifudeen, Zeki Salah, Roosevelt Singleton, Gianna St. Julien, John Thiels, Jessica Tran, Thomas Tran, Courtney Villavasso, Madeleine Vinet, Rachel Voigt, Tania Wilson and Cora Woolsey.

Other graduates: Adriane Allridge, Aubreanna Austin, Donaka Autry, Alexis Baptiste, Daija Bercy, Breanna Bourdeaux, Tia Branch, Sydney Brewer, Jonathan Bridges, Nicolas Broussard, Cuong Cao, Philip Carbo, Sebastian Carpenter, Pierro Cenni, Israel Cheneau, Christiane-Tresor Crawford, Charles Cusac, Teresa Do, J’Avante Ducros, Tyra Ebanks, Alexander Evans, Joshua Gautschi, Tara Gibbons and Jonathan Green.

Also, Edward Hammatt, Alejandra Haynes, Alexandra Haynes, Lisa Haynes, Austin Howenstine, Maria Huntley, Hai-Mi Huynh, Kayla Johnson, Skye Johnson, I’Yana Joseph, Jade Lennon, Maya Lewis, Vincent Li, Elyse Loubier, Payton Malloy, Myla Martin, Samuel Martinez, Chase Mathis, Margaret Mathis, Earnest Maxwell, Rachael McLaughlin, Tajah Melancon, Ashley Murphy, Johnathan Ng, Hong-Diep Ngo, Thomas Ngo, Brandon Nguyen and Jean-Paul Nguyen

Also, Donté Oliver, Caila Palmer, Talbot Palmer, Alyssa Porter, Grace Riddick, Kora Roberson, Marvin Sabillon, Cameron Serafin, Trendell Shorty, Samuel Simeonov, Abigail Smith, Jimmie Smith, Darrell Soniat, Ahmad Southern, Kiera Spears, David St. Etienne, Octavia Taylor, Caitlen Thomas, Victoria Tidwell, Gabrielle Tolliver, Quynh-Thy Trinh, Europe Tyson, Marguerite Vairat, Taylor Veney, Alaycia Warr, Matthew Weber, Darrell White, Julian White, Jeremy Williams, Roslyn Williams and Tia Williams.