St. Anthony of Padua School’s graduating class of 2013 will be led by four valedictorians – Jordan Barajas, Zachary Hansen, Joseph Poncini, and Monica Yalung. The eighth graders’ class salutatorian is Joelle Hylton.
The Catholic School in Manteca will have 16 students graduating this year. As part of the traditional graduation ceremonies, there will be a special graduation Mass at 9 a.m. in the church on Tuesday, May 28. Later in the evening, the awards dinner will start at 6:30 p.m. in the school gym.
The graduation ceremony will be held Wednesday, May 29, in the church at 6:30 p.m.
St. Anthony of Padua is Manteca’s only Catholic school. The campus opened in 1952 with the classrooms initially being rented out to the public school until the nuns who were to teach at the school arrived. Today, the school located on Fremont Avenue at Sutter School offers classes from preschool to eighth grade.