John Marshall High School’s commencement will be 11 a.m. Saturday, May 25, at Mayo Civic Center, 30 Civic Center Drive SE, Rochester.
Top honor students
Natalie Ann Degener
Daughter of Chris Degener and Jen Degener. Activities and academic achievements include: JM Girls’ Soccer, JM Girls’ Basketball, JM Girls’ Track and Field, Academic All- Conference (JM Girls’ Basketball), Academic All-State (JM Girls’ Basketball), Presidential Scholarship (St. Mary’s University), Mayo Clinic Dependent Scholarship. Volunteer efforts include: times at a religious youth sports camp and youth Track and Field meet, and coaching for middle school basketball. Natalie plans to major in Biology at St. Mary’s University, Winona.
Alina Rose Kaliszewski
Daughter of Kerry and Valerie Kaliszewski. Activities and academic achievements include: Theatre JM – 4 years, acted in all 11 shows, Northern Lights A Cappella/Jazz Choir – 2 years, SE MN Area 7 Regional Envirothon (3rd place team), Rochester Youth Climate Strike — Speaker and JM School Leader, JM Concert Choir (2.5 years) and JM Orchestras (1.5 years), AP Scholar with Honor Award, National Merit Scholarship Commended Student, Big 9 Select Choir – 3 years, University of Minnesota Presidential Scholarship, JM Concert Choir Peer-Elected Officer – 2 years. Volunteer efforts: Rochester Public Library, Paws & Claws, Kellogg Middle School Courage Retreat, St. Pius X Church. Alina plans to major in Astrophysics at University of Minnesota – Twin Cities.
Alexandra Deanna Kolas
Daughter of Gina and Sam Kolas. Activities and academic achievements include: Northern Lights Jazz Choir, Key Club, Science Olympiad, recipient of the Sloan Family Scholarship and Lowell D. Lynch Scholarship, and AP Scholar with Distinction. Alexandra will attend the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, College of Biological Sciences.
Jordyn Lynn Margaret Lehman
Daughter of Cheryl Hofbauer-Lehman and William Lehman. Activities and academic achievements include: gaming, Mayo Clinic Dependent Scholarship, U of M Freshman Housing Scholarship, U of M Harriet Snow Sutton Memorial Scholarship, Iron Range Scholarship, U of M Promise Scholarship. Jordyn plans to major in economics at the University of Minnesota.
Najma Mohamud Mohamed
Daughter of Mohamud Mohamed and Samiro Abdullahi. Activities and academic achievements include: soccer, debate team, SAIMUN -Sub-Saharan International Model United Nations, and Perfect and Exemplary Attendance Award. Volunteer efforts include Red Cross and a clinic in Nairobi, Kenya. Najma plans to earn her bachelor’s degree before pursuing a Pre-Med track.
Natalie Faith Nelson
Daughter of Alex and Angela Nelson. Activities and academic achievements include: Theatre, Piano, Yearbook, Tennis, National Merit Commended Student, Chick-Fil-A Remarkable Futures Scholarship, and AP Distinguished Student.
Vivian Duyen Nguyen
Daughter of Martin Nguyen and Phung Cao.
Savannah Jean Olsen
Daughter of Brennon and Elizabeth Olsen. Activities and academic achievements include: cross country, Winter Dance, Mayo Clinic Dependent Scholarship. Savannah plans to attend Brigham Young University to major in Political Science.
Jessica Renee Ruden
Daughter of John and Valerie Ruden. Activities and academic achievements include: basketball, lacrosse, Honors Society, AP Scholar, UW Eau Claire Honors Program scholarship, UW Eau Claire Nurse Scholars Program. Her volunteer efforts: tutor for the Rochester Public Schools Honors Society, John Marshall youth basketball clinics, Relay for life. Jessie plans to major in Nursing and play basketball at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
Melanie Rose Sadecki
Daughter of Wayne and Sara Sadecki. Activities and academic achievements include: softball, cross country, Student Council, Honors Society, Math League, Honors Diploma, National AP Scholar, Big 9 All Conference Academics, Drake National Alumni Scholarship. Volunteer efforts include: Good Samaritan Health Clinic and Ronald McDonald House of Rochester. Mel plans to double major in political science and biochemistry at Drake University.
Luke Solomon Sztajnkrycer
Son of Andrea and Matthew Sztajnkrycer. Activities and academic achievements include: Math League, Honors Society, Key Club, Tennis, Guiding Positive Students, National Merit Finalist, AP Scholar with distinction, Rotary Youth Leadership Award, UCSD Regent’s Scholarship recipient, JMHS Excellence in Science and Mathematics Award. Volunteer efforts: Mayo Clinic Young Volunteer/Team Leader, assembled hemorrhage control kits for placement around the community. Luke will major in Cognitive Science at the University of California-San Diego.
Son of Gerry and Beth Werven. Activities and academic achievements include: Varsity Basketball, Varsity Track and Field, Honor Society, John Marshall Marching Band, Symphonic Winds, AP Scholar with Honor, Dartmouth Book Award, Big 9 Scholar Athlete, Sertoma Club Athlete of the Season — Spring 2019, Pere Marquette Scholarship. Volunteer efforts include: RYTFA Summer Camp, Special Olympics, Relay for Life. Simon plans to study Cognitive Science at Marquette University.
Daughter of Mark and Paula Yadlosky. Activities and academic achievements include: Girls Tennis, 2-year captain, softball, senior captain, JM Band, section leader, National Honor Society, JM Math League, JM AAA(Athletic/Academic/Arts) Award, Exchange Club JM Fall Athlete of the Season, American Legion Girls State, University of Iowa National Scholars Award, Rochester Masonic Lodge Scholarship. Volunteer efforts include: Christmas Anonymous, Relay for Life, Rochester Public Schools, Rochester Autism Gala, and JM Peer Tutoring. Maggie will major in biomedical engineering at the University of Iowa.
Madelyn Grace Aakre, Mohannad Abdou Abdel-Rehim, Wasra Ali Abdulkadir, Mahmoud Abdi Abdullah, Mahad Burhan Abdullahi, Sabrina Ali Aweis Abdullahi, Abdulahi Mohamed Abukar, Yasmeen Abuserrieh, Brianna Amanda Shavon Acker, Jaeden Mikkel Adcox, Ayub Musa Aden, Alek Alfred Agoth, Pablo Aguilera, Asal Al Zahidy, Sam Amjed Ohmayed Al Zahroon, Eyerusalem Mulat Alene, Mohammad Alhusaini, Hussein A. Ali, Intisar Abdelhameed Ali, Mahad Daud Ali, Nafisa Abdikader Ali, Abdullah Saadi Alsawadi, Patrick Adolphus Amberger, Benjamin Kennedy Amundrud, Pranav Kumar Anandarao, Elijah Jay Anderson, Isabella Masha Anderson, Margaret Jean Anderson, Abigail McKenzie Arhart, Samarpan Aryal, Ian Oluwafemi Baba-Lola, Sean Baba-Lola, Taylor Andrew Badger, Noah Sandford Balander, Faith Elizabeth Balster, Monika Bartulovic, Brenden Andrew Baxter, Amanda Lynn Beckenbaugh, Grace Elizabeth Befort, Elmin Begic, Daisy Lynn Bengtson, Zachary Bennet Berge, Ian Thomas Bergstrom, Dillon Michael Bertschinger, Zachary Tae-Joon Bickel, John Abraham Bitz, Emmalee Susan Black, Makayla Mariah Blankholm, Kristen Marie Boguslawski, Ethan Andrew Boone, Malik Jaye Booth, Samuel Allan Boysen, Deja Deovion Bragg, Morgan Janell Brannick, Erick Themestoklis Bromberg, Tristan Dane Brown, Alexus Daowasy Bunnam, Anna Katelyn Burns, Olivia JoAnn Butrum, Noah Ryan Caddell, Toriano Adarryl Cain Jr., Endy Wilfredo Calderon Lopez, Lidia Paola Cardona-Diaz, Triston David Carrow, Day Destiny Catter, Adam James Caveney, Christian Alejandro Cerda, Iasiah Yee Cernohous, Keu Omot Cham, Kaela Powvidee Cheak, Emma Susan Cheney, Vincent Anthony Chiarini, Alissiah Thone Chittanavong, Joseph Phillip Clark, Lauren Mae Cleveland, Paul William Colaiano, Parker Dion Louis Cole, Cade Austin Collins, Deajanae Champagne Collins, Sarah Jennifer Cook, Joy Munie Cooper, Luka Crepulja, Paige Piper Crosgrove, Emma Lylie Crowson, Anthony Giovanni Curry, Nur Jaylini Dahir, Cudier Kak Dak, Noah Daly, Jax Aune Davidson, Paige Day, Mara Paige Dealing, Dylan John Dee, Natalie Ann Degener, Patrick Pierre Desrosiers, Sheamus L. Dewey, Jenna Marie DeWitt, Mark Doan, Drusilla Nicole Donald-Nothdorf, Michael Keefe Drucker, Ambrose Pierce Dukek, Aaron Duncan, Cole Porter Dyer, Eric Allen Eagen, Gabrielle Lee East, Joshua Xavier Eckles, Andrew John Eggebraaten, Benjamin Graham Ellefson, Kira Ellingson, Samson Wayne Ellis, Katelyn Jo Empey, Blake Michael Endle, Kyle John Engel, Sarah Ashley Ernst, Caitlin Paige Eslinger, Ethan Parker Estabrook, Elizabeth Catherine Evan, Antione Raymond Evans-Hill, Allison Megan Falco, Abdullahi Mohamed Farah, Aisha Mohamed Farah, Taylor Jordyn Fautsch, Caleb Daniel Feda, Aidan James Finley, Esther Elizabeth Fischer, Grace Carol Freed, Tori J. Fuller, Abdinajib Hussein Galbed, Marina Galvez, Allegra Joy Garcia, Carlos Ivan Garcia, Sydney Lynnora Garrison, Mahider Yowhans Gebrehawari, Ethan Cameron Gilbertson, Alexandra Yasmine Gomez, Timothy Jonathan Gonzalez, Paris Leigh Goulette, Katelyn Jane Goundry, Cassidy Leigh Gowin, Brennan Edward Gregorich, Mauricio Zacarias Guerrero, Samantha Clarice Guetter, Amanda Elizabeth Guidinger, Mohamed Guled, Annika Mykal Gustafson, Olivia Rae Haddock, Mulki Hussein Haile, Sierra Joy Haines, Alaina Kathryn Halverson, Thomas Tony Hanna, Benjamin Lucas Hanson, Anthony August Harpestad, Bradley Allen Harris, Hailey Marie Harvey, Ermina Haskic, Asia Ahmed Hassan, Gwenevere Isis Haumont, Jerimiah Ernest Haymer, Pepe Paul Rodriguez Headlee Jr., Blake Lynn Hellickson, Christian Meas Heng, Michael Trevor Hess, Montrae Hiatt, Fionna Mae Higgins, Justin Cole Higgins, Tristyn Casper Hildman, Cody LeAnn Hillesheim, Roberts Michael Hoenisch, Caitlin Anna Holland, Sera Aleah Brasath Hong, Matthew Steven Horejsi, Hailee Marie Horntvedt, Elizabeth L. Hotlen, Rae Catherine Houghton, Lauren Lisa Hugeback, Daniel S. Hunsberger, Matthew Christopher Hurt, Ibrahim Alrashid Hussein, Tara Shae Hussey, Idris Abdulkadir Idiris, Mohamed Amin Abdi Idle, Mohamed Aweys Ikar, Ben David Ilyaba, Alexander Christian Ingalls, Maryan Isse, Atalaya Tatiyana Jackson, Jahnai N. Jackson, Ethan Adam Jacobs, Elmina Jahic, Maryam Abdirahman Jama, Alyssa Jade Jensen, Jacob Bradley Johnson, Jamir Dekari Johnson, Noah Kenneth Johnson, Samuel Christopher Johnson, Ammon Lee Jones, DeIsaac Isiah Jones, Jack Henry Jones, Kathryn Paige Jones, Alina Rose Kaliszewski, Eden Irie Karlen, Ethan Scott Kaske, Megan Coreen Kastner, Kieran Barrett Kelly, Kay Dorian Ket, Grace Amelia Killian, Myoungjee Kim, Esau Elias King, Abby Kirkham, Adam Patrick Kirwin, Erik Robert Kjer, Alexandra Deanna Kolas, Maria Kramer, Noah Daniel Kuball, Anyieth Jur Kucha, Eleanor Astrid Laack, Mayah Nguyen Lai, Joy Chepkoech Langat, Gabriel John Langer, Jennifer Brigett Lara-Amezcua, Nicholas Michael Larsen, Henry Thomas Larson, Leah Thomas Larson, Katharina Lau, Trina-Han Gia Le, Audra Rose Lecy, Tayah Lynn Lee, Jordyn Lynn Margaret Lehman, Nicholas George Leidig, Anthony Michael Letcher, Kamron Daniel Lewis, Jason James Lex, Aaron Augustine Limberg, Samuel Dale Lingen, Jacky Liu, Fabian Salvatory Longar, Jejuan Antwan Love, Kaden Kruz Lukes, Nyra Danae Luster, Timothy Lee Luu, Agoum Mayom Mabor, Cruz Alejandro Madera, Jessica Binh Mai, Cameron Edward Mansfield, Kailyn Alexis Manthei, Corey Robert Marek, Maria Roxanne Martinez, Steven Martinez Colon, Makayla Ann McCarty, Destiny Janice McNeal, Fiona Josephine McNeil, Jacey Mae Meek, Gabriella Louise Meilander, Nikolaus Metzger, Maxwell Cobb Milbrandt, Jacari Zenise Miller, Amira Farah Mohamed, Najma Mohamud Mohamed, Nasra Abdinur Mohamed, Sundus Abdi Mohamed, Vanida Ellen Mom, Ethan Jevon Mondt, Arnella Aries Moore, Brianna Marie Moore, Jasmine Marie Moore, Nicole Olivia Morehart, Yuxeng Moua, Kaylee Mtanous, Mikayla Mtanous, Samira Ahmed Mudei, Taquira Muhammad, Ladan Leban Mumin, Suad Zaid Mumin, Zakariya Zaid Mumin, Abdul-Hakeem Mustapha, Maria Napieralczyk, Jose Jesus Negrete, Natalie Faith Nelson, Riley August Neumann, Nicholas Weng Ngov, Nhu-Y Ngoc Nguyen, Quyen My Thi Nguyen, Thanh Tam Pham Nguyen, Vivian Duyen Nguyen, Madison Joy Noaeill, Kalista Tatiana Noiheuan, Aaron Charles Novak, Tyler Douglas Novak, Hassan Mohamud Nuh, Ilyas Daud Nur, Ruweda Bashir Nur, Ariet Obang Okello, Medi Obang Okello, Savannah Jean Olsen, Mitchell Howard Olson, Towhda Adam Omar, Ulises Ignacio Ortega, Suzanne Irene Ortiz, Lilly Fay Otterson, Kayla Rae Otto, George Owusu Kwateng, Eun bi Park, Jesse Alexander Parrott, Ocean Anna Pater, Andrej Pavlovic, Alexander Arthur Pearson, Maxwell Artem Raymond Pearson, Omar Perez Romero, Madeline Anne Perkins, Grace Evelyn Peskey, Riley Angelina Peters, Jeremiah Leak Phat, Kaycee Jonathan Phen, Naya Isabella Phen, Sokeang Phy, Gina Marie Pula, Tequirra Queen, Ahmed R. Rafea, Joshua Lawrence Ranfranz, JaQuan Nyke Ray, Peyton Roger Reese, MJ Maengun Register, Achol Abraham Rehan, Preston James Reiter, Bryan Edward Rhudy, Molly Ann Rieder, Anna Rebecca Rietveld, Sela Grace Rist, Andrea Amairani Rodriguez, Freyja Christine Rostad, Lilly Rowland, Jessica Renee Ruden, Katie Claire Rugg, Nicholas Ellsworth Runden, Abigail Angela Rutgerson, Jaren Daniel Ryssman, Ryan Michael Sadauskis, Melanie Rose Sadecki, Ilwad Abrahim Salex, Aisha Samatar, Morgan Gabrielle Sammon, Peter William Samuel, Tyler Benjamin Sandmeyer, Mark Thomas Sandstrom, Jessica Marie Santee, Devin Michel Savedra, Lashawna Dollynie Sayavong, Brady Steven Schmidt, Orion Daniel Schofield, Jadyn Lynn Schoppers, Nicholas Carl Schorr, Parker Edward Schultz, Logan Steven Schuster, Samantha Jane Scott, Trinity Natasha Seifert, Jay Shaw, Safa Abdirashid Sheikhibrahim, Hodman Abdirashid Mo Shire, Katelyn Jane Siegle, Natasha Renee Silvernail, Dalton James Simms, Anish Singh, Angelina Seangdao Singkeo, Ashley Nicole Smith, Braden Charles Smith, Jackson Timothy Smith, Kpeweh Snosio Smith, Kyleigh Josephine Smith, Thalia Gisselle Smith, Vanessa Marie Smoots, Frederik Rod Soegaard, Parsa Soleimani, Pouya Soleimani, Kaitlyn Marie Sonnier, Bryce Mackara Sor, Anthony Charles Soricelli, Julian Lawrence Stacy, Kelsey Ann Stanslaski, Corbin Michael Starr, Nikki Beatrice Stearns, Benjamin David Stevens, Danielle Raeanne Stoppel, Kenndridge Ann Stortz, Benjamin Scott Struckmann, Nicholas Paul Suffrins, Ali Abdiasisali Sufi, Christopher Samuel Sum, Faith Michelle Sweeney, Luke Solomon Sztajnkrycer, Precious Grace-Ellyn Tahmasian, Mert Bashir Taylor, Sesan Tesfay, Dylon Sundaura Thammavongsa, Sarah Katharina Thiemann, Monorum Victor Thim, Faith Hope Thomas, Dalton Adam Thompson, Andre Thrower-Vilai, Katelyn Mary Tointon, Anthany Reth Toum, Johnny Quoc Tran, Kevin Q Tran, Benjamin Robert Trantow, Audrey Truitt, Gannon T. Valentine, Seth Aidan Valentine, Isaiah Vexai Vang, Amanda Michelle VanSande, Leslie Lee Vargas, Tomas Vargas, Jacob Donald Vieth, Connor Christian Vlasaty, Savanah L. Vogel, Emily Pearl Vold, Nikolas Andre Volk, Justin Mickarra Vutha, Caitlin Marie Walz, Kierra Rose Ward, Maryam Hilmi Wazwaz, Darian John Webster, Alexander Marland Welch, Simon Niles Werven, Andrew John Widman, Jeffrey David Wiebold, Lucas Kenneth Wiest, Kaitlin Kaye Willis-Oeltjen, Nadiah Evette Winchester, Catherine Stephanie Winter, KeAndre’ Withers, Michaiah Shae Woodbeck, Nathan Philip Wrubel, Maggie Marie Yadlosky, Dwayne Young Jr., Nicholas Chen Younk, Abdifatah Omar Yusuf, Ali Bashar Yusur, Dominic Alexander Zak, Benjamin Ryan Zierdt-Thorson.