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Graduation 2017

The Academy of the Holy Cross Class of 2017 celebrated the 149th graduation with three special events: Cap and Gown on Thursday, June 1; Baccalaureate on Sunday, June 4; and Commencement on Monday, June 6.

The Class of 2017 earned over $10,200,000 in scholarship awards.

Please see the list of college acceptances for the Class of 2017 here.

 

Valedictorian - Julia Anh Urban

Julia has pursued a rigorous curriculum as a candidate for the International Baccalaureate Diploma and has earned the highest grade point average in the class while still allowing time to focus on her interests as a passionate and aspiring young adult novelist. She has attended writers’ conferences, has edited her manuscripts at home, and, as a talented painter, has even illustrated her own works. She co-founded the Tartan Writers’ Club and served as the co-Editor-in-Chief and contributor to the Crosscurrents school newspaper. 

Julia’s devotion to her creative side is as strong as her stellar academic achievements. She is an inaugural member of the Sancta Crux Scholars as well as a Madeleva Scholar, and holds membership in the National Honor Society and Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica. Julia has received awards for her excellence in Theology, English, and Social Studies as well as for Christian Service. She has emerged as a true leader in her four years as a Tartan while actively participating in the Pro-Life Club and Student Ambassadors.

Julia will take her talents to the College of William & Mary where she will join the Class of 2021.

 

Salutatorian -  Euthymia Dafni Stratakis

Euthymia, better known to her family and friends as “Emmie,” has a passion for learning as evidenced by her outstanding academic excellence. She is an intuitive and confident student who has balanced her rigorous coursework with leadership roles in student government and clubs. Specifically, she has served as President of the Student Council, Vice-President of Model UN, and co-President of the International Club. In addition, she was co-founder and President of the Academy’s chapter of the Girl Up Club, a United Nations foundation that seeks to empower future leaders to make a positive difference in the lives of girls around the world. 

Emmie’s academic honors include membership in the National Honor Society and the Société Honorarire de Français. She is both a Sancta Crux Scholar and Madeleva Scholar. 

Emmie is proud of her Greek heritage; is fluent in four languages; loves to travel; and considers herself a citizen of the world. She has already completed several research internships at NIH and hopes to continue the study of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania where she will join the Class of 2021.

 

The Sisters of the 
Holy Cross Award

  Faith Renee Frayman   

 

Spes Unica Award

Lizanne Marie Passaro


Sister Grace Award

Evangaline Grace McNabb


St. André Bessette
Citizenship Award

Boheng Hugh Zhang

 

The Cardinal Award

Theresa Joan Rogers

  

IB Diploma Candidates

Rebecca Marie Arce

Bernadette Catherine Badamo

Jessica Marie Falcinelli

Emma Katherine Falkenstein

Jacqueline Michelle Kerlin

Evangeline Grace McNabb

Lauren Marie Therese O'Leary

Madeline Sophie Ratnavale

Mary Elizabeth Schech

Grace FitzPatrick Tarbrake

Julia Anh Urban 


National Honor Society

Rebecca Marie Arce

Bernadette Catherine Badamo

Sarah Juliet Banaszewski

Deirdre Marie Belson

Madison Margerie Boyd

Alexis Lane Brugger

Elizabeth Lillian Bruno

Rosina Concetta Calandra

Caroline Marie Case

Jennifer Nicole Case

Isabelle Charlotte Cassidy     

Anna Thompson Cecere

Alessandra Maria Checchia

Nora Reese Child

Megan Rose Conley

Madison Claire DiNino

Margaret Sarah Dwyer

Allison Ann Edwards

Jessica Marie Falcinelli

Emma Katherine Falkenstein

Faith Renee Frayman

Sophia Lourdes Garcia-Zafis

Elizabeth Jenkins Girard

Cristina Isabel Gomes

Karen Gordon

Coral Victoria Hauser 

Elizabeth Rose Johnston

Madison Marie Ling Kelly

Katherine Elizabeth Kemp

Jacqueline Michelle Kerlin

Emily Marie Kopp

Hannah Larson Kreischer       

Brenna Rose Kueter

Evangeline Grace McNabb

Brittany Miranda Menjivar

Dorothy Jan Mesmer

Mikaela Monique Mooney

Lauren Marie Therese O'Leary   

Isabella Marisol Orgel

Lizanne Marie Passaro

Kaylyn Dwyer Policastri

Yue Qiu

Darian Alysandra Ramirez     

Madeline Sophie Ratnavale

Julianna Rose Renzi

Theresa Joan Rogers

Mary Elizabeth Schech

Emily Nicole Schlosser

Lillian Theresa Schmidt

Carly Jacqueline Sinay

Samantha O'Neil Sinay

Euthymia Dafni Stratakis

Hannah Bryn Strzelec

Grace Eleanor Szemraj

Grace FitzPatrick Tarbrake

Ingrid Litton Torp

Julia Anh Urban

Natalie Frances Walsh

Leiyuan Wang

Aimee Michelle Weber

Boheng Hugh Zhang  

           

 

 

 


National Merit Semi-Finalist

Brittany Miranda Menjivar

National Merit Commended

Jessica Marie Falcinelli

Euthymia Dafni Stratakis

Julia Anh Urban

 

National Hispanic Scholar

Brittany Miranda Menjivar

 

AP Scholars

AP Scholar with Distinction

Faith Renee Frayman

AP Scholar with Honor

Lizanne Marie Passaro

Euthymia Dafni Stratakis

Boheng Hugh Zhang  

AP Scholar

Alexis Lane Brugger

Caroline Marie Case

Hannah Larson Kreischer 

Brittany Miranda Menjivar

Theresa Joan Rogers

 

Madeleva Scholars 

Cassidy Julia Accardi

Bernadette Catherine Badamo

Sarah Juliet Banaszewski

Deirdre Marie Belson

Elizabeth Lillian Bruno

Rosina Concetta Calandra

Keilah Ann Callahan

Caroline Marie Case

Jennifer Nicole Case

Isabelle Charlotte Cassidy

Alessandra Maria Checchia

Megan Rose Conley

Sophia Christine Crecca

Savannah Rose Easton

Emma Katherine Falkenstein

Sophia Lourdes Garcia-Zafis

Emily Nina Halm

Madison Marie Ling Kelly

Jacqueline Michelle Kerlin

Brenna Rose Kueter

Brittany Miranda Menjivar

Annabelle Rose O'Reilly

Isabella Marisol Orgel

Madeline Sophie Ratnavale

Theresa Joan Rogers

Mary Elizabeth Schech

Euthymia Dafni Stratakis

Hannah Bryn Strzelec

Grace FitzPatrick Tarbrake

Julia Anh Urban

Natalie Frances Walsh

 

Sancta Crux Scholars

Rebecca Marie Arce

Bernadette Catherine Badamo

Sarah Juliet Banaszewski

Elizabeth Lillian Bruno

Caroline Marie Case

Anna Thompson Cecere

Alessandra Maria Checchia

Nora Reese Child

Olivia Margaret Corcoran

Jessica Marie Falcinelli

Faith Renee Frayman

Katherine Elizabeth Kemp

Jacqueline Michelle Kerlin

Emily Marie Kopp

Hannah Larson Kreischer

Brittany Miranda Menjivar

Dorothy Jan Mesmer

Isabella Marisol Orgel

Elizabeth Marie Parker

Lizanne Marie Passaro

Kaylyn Dwyer Policastri

Madeline Sophie Ratnavale

Theresa Joan Rogers

Mary Elizabeth Schech

Lillian Theresa Schmidt

Euthymia Dafni Stratakis

Grace FitzPatrick Tarbrake

Ingrid Litton Torp

Julia Anh Urban

Natalie Frances Walsh

Zoe Jane Westrick

 

Social Justice Award

Faith Renee Frayman

Coral Victoria Hauser

Alexandra Grace Kennedy

Mary Elizabeth Schech

 

 

 

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