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Jun 1, 2019

On Thursday, May 23 JTCC recognized the Class of 2019 with a graduation ceremony celebrating the group’s achievements in the classroom and on the tennis court. This year 14 student-athletes move on from JTCC. They were addressed by Washington Post columnist and graduation guest speaker, Courtland Milloy, who provided them with advice for the future and praise for their accomplishments thus far by saying, “Remember those who have invested in you at JTCC, and think of them when the going gets tough down the line. They know what you are capable of and will support you no matter where you are in the future.”

Courtland Milloy – Washington Post/Graduation Speaker

JTCC Director of School, Mark Santangelo, described the Class of 2019 as a group of diverse hard-working individuals who have great potential for the future. The graduates will be featuring on a number of leading college tennis teams around the nation this fall and are also well equipped to prosper academically.  JTCC Senior Director of Tennis, Vesa Ponkka commented, “We are very proud of the commitment and dedication that these students have shown. I am confident that each of them will be successful in whatever endeavors they pursue.”

Vesa Ponkka, Senior Director of Tennis, congratulates Mackenize Clark

JTCC would like to congratulate the Class of 2019:

Ayana Akli – University of Maryland
Chase Arevalo – Georgia Southern University
Mackenzie Clark – Tulane University
Piper Feldman – California Polytechnic State University
Michael Fitzgerald – Case Western Reserve University
Kai Freeman – Temple University
Rani Jones – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Matthew Miller – Undecided
Matthew O’Connor – Occidental College
Rodrigo Pedraza – University of Maryland
Ryan Perry – Palm Beach Atlantic University
Ebony Sampson – University of Illinois
Chanhtel Thongphok – Skidmore College
Taiyo Tougas – Auburn University

JTCC Class of 2019
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