St. Sebastian School

From left, Jalen Thornton, Headmaster Bill Burke, Benjamin Thai, Kendall Dardy-Jones.

St. Sebastian’s School in Needham graduated 63 students at its sixty-eighth Commencement Exercises on Thursday, June 7. Immaculée Ilibagiza, 1994 Rwandan Genocide Survivor and Author, delivered the commencement address. Sean M. Frazette (Franklin) was this year’s Salutatorian and John L. Donovan III (Wellesley) was the Valedictorian. Headmaster William L. Burke III presented the diplomas to the graduates at a ceremony held in St. Bartholomew Church.

Local Dorchester graduates include: Kendall D. Dardy-Jones will attend Assumption College. He is the son of Darryl and Melissa Elow.

Benjamin Thai will attend Tufts University. He is the son of Ngoan and Sam.

Jalen W. Thornton will attend Ohio Wesleyan University. He is the son of Isaac and Giana.

Benjamin Thai was also awarded the Sr. Evelyn C. Barrett, O.P. Scholarship.