Graduation 2020

Class of 2020

 

During the pandemic, the graduation exercises have been postponed. On Sunday, May 31 the administration presented graduation boxes to the Class of 2020 that included their awards and recognitions.

The Class of 2020 earned over $22,190,000 in scholarship awards.

Please see the list of college acceptances for the Class of 2020 here.

Read the letter from Dr. Irma Becerra, President of Marymount University here.

Valedictorian - Grace Catherine Esparza Miller

During her tenure at Holy Cross, Grace has excelled as a student, and as an active member within the Performing Arts Department. She set the highest academic standards for herself and endeavored to achieve them, evidenced by her acknowledgement as a National Merit Commended Scholar and National Hispanic Scholar. Additionally, Grace received recognition within Holy Cross as a Sancta Crux Scholar, Madeleva Scholar, and member of the National Honor Society, Science National Honor Society, World Languages Honor Society, Tri-M Music Honor Society and the International Thespian Society. Each of these organizations required adherence to high academic standards and discipline as well as active participation within program activities.

Grace has solidified her position as a leader and role model consistently contributing to the Holy Cross community. She starred in many Holy Cross productions and served as captain of the Adrenaline Dance Team, collaboratively choreographing dance routines for the squad. Additionally, Grace was president of the Acapella club, co-founder of the Drama Club, and was an active participant in Holy Cross’ designation as a No Place for Hate school. As a St. Bernadette's parishioner, Grace shared her Catholic faith through participation in the school’s catechist program.

Grace will attend Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY where she plans to double major in Physics and Theatre.

Salutatorian - Rose Frances Milano

Rose’s ability to manage rigorous academics, athletics and extracurriculars make her an extraordinary role model for the Holy Cross community. She pursued her academic interests at Holy Cross through the International Baccalaureate program and was a Sancta Crux Scholar and Madeleva Scholar, requiring increased academic pursuits, additional service to the community, and extended research requirements. Rose demonstrated her commitment to the academic community through membership in the National Honor Society, Science National Honor Society, and the National Latin Honor Society.

Rose has also proven herself to be a dedicated leader. She served as a Student Ambassador hosting shadow visits, leading tours and sharing her passion for Holy Cross. Both as co-captain and as a member of the Varsity Swim team, Rose was committed to ensuring her team’s success. Having helped to run the Environmental Club for the past two years, Rose has been influential in making Holy Cross more environmentally friendly. Rose also served as a member of the No Place for Hate Committee, helping to nurture our school community.

Rose is a parishioner at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Rockville, Maryland, where she also attended grade school.

Rose will be attending The George Washington University and plans to major in Biophysics, in hopes of focusing in oncology or genetic research.

The Archbishop's Award

Valerie Rose Kuzma

Sister Grace Award

Molly Elisabeth Kueter
Anna Elizabeth Owens

St. André Bessette Citizenship Award

Sienna Skye DeGross

Spes Unica Award

Preetam Bhutani

The Sisters of the Holy Cross Award

Shelby Rose Wilson

Madeleva Scholars

Carleigh Spencer Armstrong
Caitlin Elise Bendit
Preetam Bhutani
Rebecca Bisrat
Christina Marie Claverie-Williams
Daniela Nicole Cruz
Caitlin Ann Cullinane*
Christine Marie Egan
Lauren Noelle Gaston*
Claire Leia Giunta
Samantha Ladd Hermans
Caroline Olivia Ionata
Ruth E. John
Annette Elizabeth Johnson
Molly Elisabeth Kueter
Carmen Elisabeth Landicho
Kierra Nicole Marshall
Olivia Marie Mascari
Rose Frances Milano*
Grace Catherine Esparza Miller*
Isabelle Keeffe Mitchell
McKhaye Lynn O'Boyle
Izehinosen Okojie
Riley Gabrielle Parchment
Mi Phan*
Carmella Mary Rizzo
Catherine Lucia Sarca*
Elisa Marie Terman
Alyssa Marie Vetter 
Elizabeth Grace Walsh
Shelby Rose Wilson

* with Distinction

Sancta Crux Scholars

Jacqueline Oluwafunmilayo Adedokun
Caitlin Elise Bendit
Grace Ayn Blanco
Meredith Theora Brendel
Catherine Marie Connolly
Caitlin Ann Cullinane
Samantha Fay Galvin
Emily Grace Hardie
Caroline Olivia Ionata
Ana Gabrielle Kaibni
Valerie Rose Kuzma
Olivia Marie Madaras
Rose Frances Milano
Grace Catherine Esparza Miller
Isabelle Keeffe Mitchell
Anna Elizabeth Owens
Mi Phan
Katherine Eileen Rose
Fiona Clare Sheridan
Siobhan Leigh Wampler
Rose Helen Weisgerber
Natalie Ann Young

National Merit Commended Scholar

National Hispanic Scholar

Grace Catherine Esparza Miller

IB Diploma Candidates

Rebecca Bisrat
Carmen Maria Futch Corzo
Rose Frances Milano
Mi Phan 
Alyssa Marie Vetter
Shelby Rose Wilson

AP Scholars

Catherine Lucia Sarca
Siobhan Leigh Wampler

Scholar with Distinction

Madeline Anne Mara

National Honor Society

Alexis Amina Abdullah
Jacqueline Oluwafunmilayo Adedokun
Carleigh Spencer Armstrong
Campbell Rose Bellaman
Colby Eva Bellaman
Caitlin Elise Bendit
Preetam Bhutani
Rebecca Bisrat
Kaila Noelle Burgess
Catherine Marie Connolly
Daniela Nicole Cruz
Ryann Dawson Cuddy
Caitlin Ann Cullinane
Kalaya Alair de Leon
Sienna Skye DeGross
Christine Marie Egan
Isabella Fontana
Carmen Maria Futch Corzo
Samantha Fay Galvin
Catherine Fei Min Hunt-Neu
Caroline Olivia Ionata
Ruth E. John
Annette Elizabeth Johnson
Theresa Marie Kelly
Lauren Nicole Kosiorowski
Valerie Rose Kuzma
Olivia Marie Madaras
Jessica Ann Madruga
Madeline Anne Mara
Kierra Nicole Marshall
Olivia Marie Mascari
Katelyn Sabrina Menjivar
Rose Frances Milano
Grace Catherine Esparza Miller
Isabelle Keeffe Mitchell
Anna Elizabeth Owens
Joelle Lucinda Packard
Mi Phan
Rosalena Elisabeth Pollak
Kristen Elizabeth Puglisi
Carmella Mary Rizzo
Katherine Eileen Rose
Catherine Lucia Sarca
Fiona Clare Sheridan
Elisa Marie Terman
Alyssa Marie Vetter
Rose Helen Weisgerber
Shelby Rose Wilson
Natalie Ann Young