Government of the Federated States of Micronesia

Xavier High School to graduate 34

POHNPEI, Palikir (FSM Information Service): May 2000 - Xavier High School's smallest but perhaps the brightest graduating class in five years is expected to receive diplomas May 20.

All 34 students of the Class of 2000 have passed the College of Micronesia-FSM's entrance exams, according to Primertas R. Gepiga, Xavier High School treasurer.

Delivering the keynote address will be Jojo Joakim Peter, director of the Cultural Studies Program at COM-FSM Chuuk campus, said Gepiga.

Those expected to graduate are Midasy Aisek, Iumi Alafanso, Glen Danis, Justin Fanechigiy, Wililah Faungy, Jake Fritz, Myjolynne Kim, Ngirametuker Marino, Sidney Mori, Danny Mersai, Bradford Mori, Kaipo Recheungel, Gloria Sigrah, Michael Salomon, Dayson Talley, Patricia Tesime, Alex Yowblaw, Erlie Bing, Jerome Chaz, Ronald Donre, Kimberly Graham, Rex Kaminanga, Billiard Kelen, Vanessa Konno, Donna Lanej, Wenson Loyola, Kenneth Mwailir, Angelyn Nimwes, Cheryl Patris, Jerrold Sigrah, Montana Skilling, Robinson Tawerilmal, Rodrigo Thomsin, and Arvin Yarofalgam.

In other Xavier High School news: The U.S. Civic Action Team is rehabilitating the road leading to the school with asphalt fill taken from the Chuuk State International Airport during the recent airport project. The road filling is expected to be completed by May 20.

The graduating Class of 1990 plans to hold its 10-year reunion to coincide with the Class of 2000 graduation, according to the school's newsletter, Navigators' Log.

Xavier's girls' and boys'basketball teams finished this year's season as state champions, Girls' coaches Clark Graham and Sue O'Connor coached Kimberly Graham, Iumi Alafanso, Melinda Manglay, Clarice Etop, Ramanty Chon Gum, Lollyn Sigrah, Genny Noda, Sharon Patris, Vivian Taulung, Marylou Rold, Twinsanne Sam, and Jayvino Chiro to victory according to the newsletter.

The boys' team coached by Marshall Flowers, consisted of Jerome Chaz, Robinson Tawerilmal, Alex Yowblaw, Ronny Donre, Brad Mori, Montana Skilling, Jay Sigrah, Jay Sound, Jerry Tharngan, and Jesse Titimil, according to the newsletter.

Of the more than 700 students taking the Xavier High School entrance exam in early February, 103 have been told they are being considered pending submission of follow up information, according to the newsletter. School officials hope to have a freshman class of 48 to 50 students, the largest since 1996, according to the Navigators' Log.

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