Miller and Velilla graduates of St. John’s


The commencement ceremonies for the St. John’s College High School Class of 2008 were held on Friday, June 6. The graduation was held at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Northeast Washington.

The 260 students of the Class of 2008 marked the largest class in the 158 year history of St. John’s. A total of 122 graduates were members of the National Honor Society, including 19 students enrolled in the De La Salle Scholars Honors Program. Marvin Harris, Jr. was named the valedictorian and Andrew Esherick earned salutatorian honors.

Students from Alexandria who were members of the St. John’s Class of 2008 were Craig Miller and Justin Velilla.

St. John’s College High School is an independent, Catholic, college preparatory secondary school located in the Northwest Washington neighborhood of Chevy Chase. The school was founded in 1851 by the De La Salle Christian Brothers.