STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Alexander Soper Graduates From St. John’s Prep

DANVERS, MA — St. John’s Preparatory School held its 108th Commencement exercises on Sunday, May 20, with Headmaster Edward P. Hardiman, Ph.D. awarding diplomas to 272 seniors during an outdoor ceremony held on the school’s campus.

Among the graduates was Wilmington’s Alexander Robert Soper.

Headmaster Edward P. Hardiman urged the graduates to manifest hope in everything they do and everywhere they go.

“I invite you to actively discern how you can be hope for others,” he said. “What I am asking is not solely my inspiration. It is the fundamental essence of Catholic Christianity, the foundation of the St. John’s Prep experience. You are called to be hope for others. And the more you listen to that call, the more you will change the world.”

Social studies teacher Timothy Broderick, a 2005 graduate of St. John’s, delivered the commencement address. The senior class speaker was Matthew Tighe of Reading.

The valedictorian was John Dwortz of Marblehead, and the co-salutatorians were Mattheus Carpenter of Wenham and Andrew Carr of Swampscott.

(NOTE: The above announcement is from St. John’s.)

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