International High School Of New Orleans Graduates From 13 Countries
NEW ORLEANS ─ The International High School of New Orleans (IHSNO) will celebrate its graduation ceremony at the Mahalia Jackson Theater on Thursday, May 26, 2016, at 6:00 p.m.
New Orleans City Councilmember LaToya Cantrell will deliver this year’s keynote address to the 87 graduating seniors. The Class of 2016 is the fourth class to graduate since the school opened its doors in 2009.
The IHSNO Class of 2016 includes students from Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Ethiopia, France, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Vietnam and the United States. IHSNO reps said their teachers and staff nurture and educate students in a diverse learning community by offering a variety of world languages, intercultural appreciation and an International Baccalaureate (IB) Program, the only IB program in Orleans Parish.
Angel Washington is the valedictorian of the IHSNO Class of 2016. Washington was born and raised in New Orleans by her parents Andrew and Deneen Washington. Washington is a member of the National Art Honor Society, the Beta Club, and a recent recipient of an Outstanding Youth Award and the Altar Server of the Year Award. Angel received a full scholarship to attend Xavier University in the fall where she will major in biology (pre-med).
This year’s salutatorian is Sylvia Jones, the daughter of Robin and Warren Jones. As a high school student, Jones served the New Orleans community through the Big Class Youth Advisory Council; and she was accepted into and succeeded in the Bard Early College Program. Jones will major in marketing at Tulane University in the fall.
Included among the various accomplishments of this year’s graduating class are: Michael Fernandez, Valeria Rodriguez and Alejandro Castellon received Hispanic Heritage Scholarships, Shane Anderson performed in a jazz ensemble with Wynton Marsalis, Hassan Simmons was a finalist in the Trust Your Crazy Idea Challenge and Galatia Jones addressed the Anti-Defamation League at its annual gala.
The following is the list of graduates from the IHSNO Class of 2016:
Top 10 Graduates: Brea Arties, Grace Bridges, Michael Fernandez, Clement Hinz, Galatia Jones, Sylvia Jones, Jessica Joseph, Valeria Rodriguez, Hassan Simmons, Angel Washington
Academic Graduates are: Kamryn Eve Alexander, Tia Mychal Alexander, Berenice Alfaro, Claudia Renea Allain, Alexis Natasha Allen, Garett Paul Anderson, Remy Cary Anderson, Shane Cordell Anderson, Brea Jalon Arties, Christopher Jordan Lee Bailey, Midori Constancia Barandiaran, Miquel Lashell Bickham, Jourdan Alexandra Bournes, Grace Elizabeth Bridges, Nicholas Pierre Brown- Aguilar, Everette Da’Keyo Campbell, Jason Marquee Campbell, Danna Mairim Cartagena, Alejandro Enrrique Castellon, Armani Tyler Clanton, Kendol Irving Colbert, Darius Rashad Cooper, Rondeaja Akierra Craige, Andre Ramond Davis, Duy Pham Thanh Dinh, Schuyler Nathaniel Dolton, Jolasia Shana Dorsey, Tierra Brianne Duckworth, Michael Irving Fernandez, Jamal Kennedy Freeman, Fredy Antonio Godoy Jr., Jalen Pe’Jean Grainer, Tia Grant, Yelianny Guerrero, Justin Maurice Hardy, Naomi Chantea Harris, Clement Hinz, Aisha Joigyana Holmes, Leslie Ibanez, Deandra Latavia James, Lillian Joffrian, Octavian David Johnson, Galatia Eshon Jones, Sylvia Cecile Jones, Jessica Daniella Joseph, Mackenzie Alexis Kane, Christian Germame Kassa, Jathiya Leigh Kazi, Asha Simone Lane, Joshua Davis Larsen, Fisher Tennyson MacCash, Ja’Kori Marie Madison, Lily Marlane Maloy, Jamar Mathieu, Raaziq Murad Muhammad, Surayyah Ayesha Muhammad, Jy Cinq’ue Nero, Huyen Thi Nguyen, Michelle Thuy Nguyen, Trang Tuy Nguyen, Michael George Nuessly Jr., Tiane Marie Oliver, Alessandro Lafitte Pelias, Alvin Allen Peters, Treion Trezelle Phelps, Khari Joseph Pouncy, Alexandros William Panageas Reis, Kalyn Summer Ridgley, Valeria Rodriguez, Juan Antonio Sanchez, Ahmad Nhlakanipho Shabalala, Hassan Muhammad Simmons, Da’Nisha Renise Tapo, Kyran Amos Ashton Theyard, Idallis Tillman, Ngocmai Princess Tran, Nguyen Minh Truong, Victoria Jonquil Turner, Murray Tyler, Oceane Cassandra Verdan, Tyler Adonis Warren, Angel Marie Washington, Audrey Dallis Watson, Nathan Isaiah Watts, Zachary Jeremiah Watts, Nakyra Lynn Westerfield, Keshone White