Government of the Federated States of Micronesia

Pohnpei Catholic School graduates 18

Palikir, POHNPEI (FSM Information Services): June 15, 2004 - The Pohnpei Catholic School in Kolonia honored 18 proud graduates at its 17th Commencement Exercise on June 4, 2004.

The Valedictorian Address was an honor shared by Jesse Panuel and Teri Abraham, both having earned the highest grade point average since sixth grade.

President Joseph J. Urusemal, the Commencement keynote speaker, welcomed the opportunity to address the graduating class and congratulated each and everyone for a job well done.

The President told the graduates that knowledge is not confined within the walls of the classrooms, but rather that it is an all-encompassing experience of daily learning from daily living. He encouraged the PCS Class of 2004 to mark their graduation as a milestone in their journey towards higher education.

The 2004 Graduating Class of PCS is as follows:

  1. Teri Abraham
  2. Samantha Arthur
  3. Welter Bernard
  4. Jason Ernest
  5. Kancy Etgar Jr.
  6. Jasper Franklin
  7. Freddy Gilmete
  8. Justice Hebel
  9. Jamel Tyso James
  10. Elizabeth Kostka
  11. Day Lilly Kusto
  12. Billy Marar
  13. Alfred Mori
  14. Jesse Panuel
  15. Angelica Pretrick
  16. Tarsis Raffilung
  17. Alicia Semes
  18. Tanny Yamaguchi

Proud parents and friends witnessed the commencement ceremonies.

For further information on this release, please contact:

FSM Office of the President
Public Information: Press, Radio, Video
P.O Box 34
Palikir Station, Pohnpei, FM 96941
Tel.: (691) 320-2548/2092
Fax.: (691) 320-4356