Avalon graduating senior known for love of his school and the outdoors

During the May 28 graduation ceremony for The Avalon School, each senior, prior to receiving his diploma, rose and stood next to the school’s headmaster Kevin Davern, as he introduced the graduate for his brief shining moment in the commencement spotlight. Graduating Avalon senior Giovanni Ratti could be considered a “Lifer,” meaning he spent his elementary, middle and high school years at the Catholic all-boys K-12 school in Wheaton, Maryland.

Saying goodbye to the tight-knit school community Ratti’s attended since he was a young boy will be bittersweet, but he said he’s looking forward to the next big step in life – attending the University of Maryland in College Park, where he will major in engineering.

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