Cenci named Valedictorian for St. Joseph High School class of 2016

St Joseph High School will graduate 216 students on June 4 at 10 am. The 2016 commencement will be held at Dalling Field on the school’s campus. Monsignor Thomas W. Powers, Vicar General, Diocese of Bridgeport and Mr. Timothy M. Herbst, First Selectman, Town of Trumbull will be in attendance.
“We could not be more pleased with the caliber of this year’s Valedictorian and Salutatorian! Nicholas and Matthew represent the ‘best of the very best’ of St. Joseph High School. They model the academic depth and breadth of our program and are also well-rounded, involved members of our vibrant school community.” said James P. Keane, MDiv, MEd, PhD, Principal, St. Joseph High School.

Matthew J. Cenci is the Valedictorian for the Class of 2016.  Matthew has attained the highest academic record among this very competitive class, and will deliver the Valedictorian’s Farewell Address at the close of the Commencement Exercises at Graduation on Saturday, June 4. Matthew is the son of Rudolf and Roberta Cenci of Shelton. Matthew has previously attended Sunnyside Elementary School and Shelton Intermediate School. Matthew is a member of the Spanish and Math Honor Societies, in addition to participating in the school’s Philosophy club, Math Team and Writing Center. Academically, Matthew is an AP scholar with Honor, a Governor’s Scholar Semifinalist, and has received the Bausch and Lomb Science award from the University of Rochester, and an Excellence in Mathematics award from Fairfield University.  In his free time Matthew enjoys playing the piano and listening to music.

Matthew works as a pianist for St Joseph Parish in Shelton, CT. Matthew will be heading to The University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana in the fall to pursue a career in medicine while continuing his studies in piano and music.

Nicholas A. Maltese has compiled the second highest academic average in his class and is so named our Salutatorian for the Class of 2016.