Congratulations to these graduates from our parish

It’s that time of the year to congratulate and honor those young people in our parish who have moved on to the next phase of their lives.

Mark VanDeusen

  • Graduate: Westmoreland High School.
  • Parents: Rob and Sandy VanDeusen.
  • Degree, honors, awards: Advanced Regents diploma, graduated in the top 10 percent of his class with a weighted average of more than 100 percent; awards in art, business and physical education; principal’s list; three service/leadership/scholarships; Principal’s Leadership Award.
  • Future plans: Attend Nazareth College to pursue a doctorate in physical therapy. 

Michael Elacqua

  • Graduate: College of the Holy Cross.
  • Parents: Vincent and Lois Elacqua.
  • Degree, honors: Bachelor of the arts in psychology. Inducted into three honor societies: Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Sigma Nu (Jesuit honor society), and the national psychology honor society (Psi Chi).
  • Future plans: Accepted research position at the University of Rochester to gain clinical and research experience before graduate school.

To recognize a graduate, submit the following information to Anne Elacqua at If you have any questions, you can call her at 315-941-7447.

  • Name
  • Parents’ names.
  • High school or college from which you graduated.
  • Awards and/or degrees.
  • Plans for the future.

Also, if you’re 18 or older, please submit a head-and-shoulders photo of yourself.