Graduation 2018

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The Academy of the Holy Cross Class of 2018 celebrated the 150th graduation with three special events: Cap and Gown on Thursday, May 31; Baccalaureate on Sunday, June 3; and Commencement on Monday, June 4.

The Class of 2018 earned over $14,000,000 in scholarship awards.

Please see the list of college acceptances for the Class of 2018 here.

Valedictorian - Brigid Madden Johnston

Brigid is self-described as an unorthodox, creative thinker with a strong work ethic. She is an International Baccalaureate Diploma candidate and a Sancta Crux Scholar, as well as a member of the National Honor Society and the National French Honor Society. She received the George Washington University School of Engineering and Applied Science Medal for achieving the highest grades in math and science.Furthermore, she also received the Sewanee Book Award for Excellence in Writing. Brigid’s well-rounded personality allows her to draw inspiration from many sources.

Brigid has been an outstanding Student Ambassador, representing our school at events and hosting prospective students. She has been a dedicated Varsity swimmer for four years and has worked as a lifeguard, swim instructor and coach. She truly loves the camaraderie of the pool community.

Having received the Montana State University Achievement Award, Brigid will proudly take her place in the Honors Program at Montana State University with a major in chemical engineering.

Brigid’s favorite quotation came from a fortune cookie which read, “You will be a great philanthropist in your later years.”As a compassionate woman filled with courage and a love for scholarship, her fortune will surely come true.

Salutatorian - Chewon Kwak

Chewon, better known as Chelsea, was born in Seoul, Korea. She has spent the last four years excelling in academics, extra-curricular activities and volunteer opportunities. Chelsea is a Sancta Crux Scholar, a Madeleva Scholar, and has held leadership positions in the National Spanish Honor Society, the Korean Culture Club and the Asian American Association.

As a senior, Chelsea was selected for the Folger Shakespeare Library’s Lily McKee High School Fellowship, a rigorous year-long program. She was also awarded the Certificate of Accomplishment from the Princeton Prize in Race Relations, recognizing her commendable efforts at the Academy in bringing attention to and celebrating Asian and Asian-American cultures as part of the diversity that we value.

With so many honors and awards, Chelsea still found time to be a four-year member of the Varsity Indoor Track and Field team, and to play the flute for our music concerts.

Chelsea’s community activities are equally impressive. She has held an internship at the Smithsonian Freer|Sackler Galleries, served as volunteer at the Endoscopy Unit at Georgetown University Hospital, and taught STEM to children at KID Museum.

Chelsea will join the Class of 2022 at New York University where she hopes to combine her interests in humanities and neuroscience.



The Cardinal's Award

Kathryn Selina von Heeringen

Sister Grace Award

Jeannie M. Cyrus

Theresa Brighid Brogan

St. André Bessette Citizenship Award

Samantha Elizabeth Miller

Spes Unica Award

Mary Sheila Muldoon

Caroline Lillian Floam

The Sisters of the Holy Cross Award

Grace Anne Mulkins

Madeleva Scholars

Kiara Elysse Beckham
Bridget Mary Brown
Sydney Nicole Bruno
Áine Máiréad Cribbin
Madeline Rose Dent
Imani Nicole Junie Featherson
Caroline Lillian Floam
Ariana Garcia
Claudia Lee Giunta
Claire Elizabeth Guarini
Violet Mary Gurdon
Ava Nicole Haley
Elizabeth Dorothy Haywood
Isobel Eve Hermans
Zora Marie Hermans
Chewon Kwak
Alexandra Grace Lauderdale
Siobhan Mary-Ann Martinez
Emily Catherine May
Samantha Elizabeth Miller
Shauneen Elyse Miranda
Elise Grace Mitchell
Stella Cross Mitchell
Mary Catherine Murray
Nya M'chel Myrie
Helena Antonia Orrego
Sharvari Puri
Anna Catherine Ramsayer
Mary Denise Rowedder
Margaret Kathleen Ryan
Courtney Kathleen Shuck
Jordan Mary Shuck
Kathryn Selina von Heeringen
Emily Therese Walsh
Alexandra Marin Whittington
Lindsay Ann Wright

Sancta Crux Scholars

Kiara Elysse Beckham
Bridget Mary Brown
Sara Michelle Castellano
Lauren Marie Clancy
Sara Elizabeth Folger
Ariana Garcia
Claire Elizabeth Guarini
Elizabeth Dorothy Haywood
Arden Lorelle Ireland
Brigid Madden Johnston
Lindsay Keenan Konz
Chewon Kwak
Keely Emory Mashburn
Megan McCormick
Samantha Elizabeth Miller
Elise Grace Mitchell
Stella Cross Mitchell
Mary Sheila Muldoon
Helena Antonia Orrego
Anna Katherine Riedford
Margaret Kathleen Ryan
Andrea Hope Shirdon
Kathryn Selina von Heeringen
Emily Therese Walsh
Alexandra Marin Whittington
Megan Valerie Witt

IB Diploma Candidates

Sara Michelle Castellano
Áine Máiréad Cribbin
Ariana Garcia
Claudia Lee Giunta
Claire Elizabeth Guarini
Elizabeth Dorothy Haywood
Brigid Madden Johnston
Shauneen Elyse Miranda
Elise Grace Mitchell
Margaret Kathleen Ryan
Alexandra Marin Whittington
Lindsay Ann Wright

AP Scholars

Jazmin Alyson Nicole Campbell
Caroline Lillian Floam
Eliza Grace Giroux
Ireland, Arden
Chewon Kwak
Megan McCormick
Andrea Hope Shirdon

National Honor Society

Alyssa Maria Acosta
Aeiriel Aramesh Ahadi
Kiara Elysse Beckham
Theresa Brighid Brogan
Bridget Mary Brown
Sydney Nicole Bruno
Jazmin Alyson Nicole Campbell
Sara Michelle Castellano
Leilani Elise Chew
Adriana Teresa Colburn
Kathryn Blake Collins
Samantha Lane Copeland
Margaret Cecilia Cosgrove
Maureen Alice Cosgrove
Áine Máiréad Cribbin
Madeline Rose Dent
Anita Temina Deonarine
Julia Harrington Dionisio
Catherine Aleta Fay
Imani Nicole Junie Featherson
Elaine Mary Finney
Caroline Lillian Floam
Sara Elizabeth Folger
Ariana Garcia
Claudia Lee Giunta
Claire Elizabeth Guarini
Ava Nicole Haley
Elizabeth Dorothy Haywood
Katrina Hebert
Mary Teresa Heitkemper
Isobel Eve Hermans
Zora Marie Hermans
Haley Marie Hogan
Arden Lorelle Ireland
Mary Elaine Johnson
Brigid Madden Johnston
Lindsay Keenan Konz
Sofia Maryam Koudjeti
Chewon Kwak
Alexandra Grace Lauderdale
Kerri Marie Markham
Siobhan Mary-Ann Martinez
Keely Emory Mashburn
Megan McCormick
Samantha Elizabeth Miller
Shauneen Elyse Miranda
Elise Grace Mitchell
Stella Cross Mitchell
Mary Sheila Muldoon
Mary Catherine Murray
Julia Mirella Muzzatti
Helena Antonia Orrego
Amanda Claire Butler Primosch
Alexandra Marie Puglisi
Sharvari Puri
Anna Catherine Ramsayer
Mary Denise Rowedder
Caroline Grace Ryan
Margaret Kathleen Ryan
Gabriella Isabel Sebastian
Andrea Hope Shirdon
Courtney Kathleen Shuck
Jordan Mary Shuck
Sirigorn Valairucha
Kathryn Selina von Heeringen
Emily Therese Walsh
Alexandra Marin Whittington
Megan Valerie Witt
Lindsay Ann Wright
Ruixue Xie
Xiyue Zhang

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