St. Francis DeSales High School will celebrate its commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 28, at 10 a.m.

St. Francis DeSales High School will celebrate its commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 28, at 10 a.m.

The ceremony will be held in the school's Alumni Stadium, weather permitting. Rain location will be the DeSales gymnasium.

A total of 198 seniors will receive their diplomas.

The commencement speaker will be Patrick Rossetti, who was principal of St. Francis DeSales High School from 1979 to 2004.

"For the first time in school history, members of the class of 1964, the first graduating class, will lead the senior class into Alumni Stadium," according to DeSales spokeswoman Karen Cofojohn.

The school will honor 16 valedictorians, those seniors who have taken bonus-point classes and maintained a 4.1 cumulative grade point average over 15 quarters.

The valedictorians and colleges they plan to attend are:

Kimberly Parent, ranked first in the class, Miami University

Mary Wickert, University of Notre Dame

Megan Mulligan, John Carroll University

Santino Cua, Davidson College

Benjamin Herrick, Northwestern University

Ryan Landis, University of Notre Dame

Spencer Schmidt, University of Pittsburgh

Claire Kobermann, Ohio State University

Mariel Co, Ohio State University

Daniel Kelley, University of Dayton

Amanda Herron, Eastern Michigan University

Ashley Quidaciolu, Ohio State University

Amy Siebold, Otterbein University

Natalie Brimmer, University of South Carolina

Alivia Deering, Ohio State University

Alexandria Limbert, Ohio State University