Diplomas will be presented to 122 seniors this Thursday, May 16, at St. Francis Borgia Regional High School.

The commencement ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. in the Ray DeGreeff Memorial Gymnasium.

Dr. Bret Riegel, an alumnus from the Class of 1985, will give the commencement address.

Valedictorian Dean Wilson and Salutatorian Kelly Mauntel also will speak.

“Dean and Kelly are great representatives of what Borgia stands for,” said Principal Dr. Brad Heger.

“Their academics are obviously at the very top, and they stay involved,” he added. “They give back to the community with hours and hours of service, and they know that life is to be lived. They have a great time, and make it fun.”

The master of ceremonies will be Moira Vossbrink, director of marketing and admissions.

Colten Conroy, a representative of the Campus Ministry Council, will give the invocation, which will be followed by the salutatory address.

The national anthem will be performed by the SFBRHS band and then Dr. Heger will present awards and Dr. Riegel will speak.

Diplomas will be presented by George Wingbermuehle, SFBRHS president, Dr. Heger and Nicole Addison, senior class coordinator.

Wingbermuehle will then announce scholarship awards, which will be followed by the valedictory address.

Dr. J. David Shelton, director of administrative services for the Catholic School Office, also will speak.

The SFBRHS Chamber Choir will sing “Give Me Wings,” a song selected by the senior class. The school song will then be sung by everyone.

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Beckerman Sr., parents of Andrew Beckerman Jr., will give the benediction.


Wilson, the son of Tim and Karen Wilson of Foristell, has earned a cumulative GPA of 4.0.

He has participated in National Honor Society, Young People’s Political Organization, serving as vice president his senior year, Scholar Bowl, serving as captain both his junior and senior years, Future Business Leaders of America, Healthy Lifestyles, Luke 18 Retreat, German Klub, baseball, soccer and was president of the Student and Adult Advisory Board for the M&M (Mass & More) Youth Group.

Wilson was nominated and attended the Missouri Scholars Academy his junior year.

He has been awarded the Presidential Scholarship, which is a full tuition scholarship for four years, to attend St. Louis University. He plans to major in psychology.

Wilson also was a recipient of the Missouri Bright Flight Scholarship.


Mauntel is the son of Tim and Gwen Mauntel, Washington. He has a cumulative GPA of 3.993.

He has been involved with the National Honor Society, marching band and concert band, serving as section leader for both his junior and senior year, Scholar Bowl, Pro-Life Club, Spanish Club, Healthy Lifestyles, baseball and soccer.

Mauntel also has earned the rank of Eagle Scout. His community involvement includes Boy Scouts of America, working at his parish picnics and volunteering at the Washington Town and Country Fair.

He plans to attend Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla to major in mechanical engineering.