Graduation 2021

The Class of 2021 earned over $17,000,000 in scholarship awards.

Please see the list of college acceptances for the Class of 2021 here.

Commencement Liturgy - June 6, 2021

Valedictorian - Kathryn Lynch Myers

During her tenure at Holy Cross, Kathryn “Katie” has excelled as a student and as an active member of the student body. Beginning Freshman year, Katie set the highest academic standards and continued to grow through Advanced Placement and Dual Credit/Dual Enrollment coursework.

Katie received recognition of her academic success through membership in the National Honor Society and the Science National Honor Society. Her continued discipline and yearning for cultural exposure, and awareness, was amplified by her membership in the Sancta Crux Scholar and Madeleva Scholars programs. 

Katie established herself as a leader and role model who consistently contributed to the Holy Cross community. Katie became a strong advocate of the Moreau Options program and President of the Best Buddies Club and worked to promote an inclusive atmosphere for all Holy Cross students. As co-captain of the Bocce team, she fostered an environment in which all student athletes were challenged and developed the necessary skills associated with being a student-athlete. Additionally, Katie and her tennis doubles teammate were recipients of the WCAC Tennis Honorable Mention.

As a Holy Redeemer (Kensington) parishioner, Katie was able to grow and share in her Catholic faith through participation in Holy Cross’ chapel and retreat programs. She continued her involvement in spiritual life at Holy Cross as a Kairos retreat leader.

Katie will attend the University of Maryland, College Park, as part of the Honors College, and plans to major in Psychology with a possible future as a professional therapist.

Salutatorian - Maura Ann Mockeridge

Maura’s academic achievement at Holy Cross began with the ability to manage rigorous coursework and membership in the Sancta Crux Scholars program. Growth continued with a focus in the sciences, while also developing her writing skills in AP and Dual Credit/Dual Enrollment English courses Maura demonstrated her commitment to the academic community through membership in the National Honor Society and Science National Honor Society, Science Alliance and Environmental Club.

Maura has also proven herself to be a strong leader. As the business team leader of the Robotics Team, she ensured the financial and the operational affairs required for success were attended to. Maura put her critical thinking, collaboration, and communication skills to work as an active member of the Mock Trial Club. 

Maura is a parishioner at St. John the Evangelist (Silver Spring), where she also attended grade school, and served as an altar server.

Maura was granted admissions to the Honors College at the University of Maryland, College Park and plans to major in Biology with plans to attend medical school.

The Cardinal's Award for Catholic Citizenship

Noelia Sofia Villafane

Sister Grace Award

Daniela Cecilia Lock
Melak Armstrong

St. André Bessette Citizenship Award

Kyra Leigh King
Bonnie Miranda Caden

Spes Unica Award

Molly Katherine May

The Sisters of the Holy Cross Award

Kathryn Lynch Myers

Madeleva Scholars

Evelyn Grace Barnes*
Emanda Bisrat
Caroline Grace Bloodgood*
Luisa Maria Cardoza
Lynn Martina Clough
Kayla Michelle Conroy*
Kathleen Graham Cosgrove
Sophia Faith Costa
Bianca Elnora David
Caroline Marie Freese
Sabah Ahmed Hagos
Ophelia Agnes Hyde
Emily Catherine Jacobs
Madison Anne Keefe
Kyra Leigh King*
Daniela Cecilia Lock
Molly Katherine May
Eileen Kane McConville
Tyra-Neil Abigail Morrison
Kathryn Lynch Myers* 
Lucy Anna Polmateer
Chloe Elizabeth Rickerby
Kylee Rose Sanders
Marina Victoria Schlegel
Maeve Horan Smith
Claire Marie Stocks
Clare Bridget Striegel
Rosemary Sui
Piper Lulu Sullivan
Jennifer Kiyoko Tartaglia*
Mira Danielle Thomas
Rose Kathleen Tierney*
Noelia Sofia Villafane
Grace Marie Winters*
Rose Margaret Zaremba*

* with Distinction

Sancta Crux Scholars

Seren Miranda Avenilla
Emanda Bisrat
Caroline Grace Bloodgood
Elizabeth Lee Clarke
Kayla Michelle Conroy
Sophia Faith Costa
Clare Marie Foley
Emily Catherine Jacobs
Kyra Leigh King
Sarah Salma Koudjeti
Samantha Jordan Lipka
Eileen Kane McConville
Dyarra Mitchell
Maura Ann Mockeridge
Kathryn Lynch Myers 
Mackenzie Guilfoyle Peacock
Clare Bridget Striegel
Jennifer Kiyoko Tartaglia
Christine Marie Welton

National Merit Commended Scholar

Kathryn Lynch Myers

AP Scholars

Caroline Grace Bloodgood
Elizabeth Lee Clarke
Kayla Michelle Conroy
Sophia Faith Costa
Clare Marie Foley
Caroline Marie Freese
Eileen Kane McConville
Maura Ann Mockeridge
Clare Bridget Striegel
Ciara May Switzer

Scholar with Distinction

Bonnie Miranda Caden
Kathryn Lynch Myers

National Honor Society

Sofia Mae Amaya
Melak Armstrong
Seren Miranda Avenilla
Evelyn Grace Barnes
Emanda Bisrat
Caroline Grace Bloodgood
Juliette Ileana Boström
Bonnie Miranda Caden
Luisa Maria Cardoza
Elizabeth Lee Clarke
Lynn Martina Clough
Kayla Michelle Conroy
Kathleen Graham Cosgrove
Carina Thelma Costa
Sophia Faith Costa
Sallee Trimble D'Albora
Bianca Elnora David
Mikayla Diane Day
London Alexis Downing
Clare Marie Foley
Caroline Marie Freese
Abigail Grace Gehres
Sabah Ahmed Hagos
Ophelia Agnes Hyde
Emily Catherine Jacobs
Kiyo Michelle Kariya
Madison Anne Keefe
Kyra Leigh King
Sarah Salma Koudjeti
Allison Elizabeth Lawson
Samantha Jordan Lipka
Daniela Cecilia Lock
Ava Joanne Logan
Madeline Grace Lunacek
Molly Katherine May
Eileen Kane McConville
Katherine Badum Micklos
Dyarra Mitchell
Maura Ann Mockeridge
Kathryn Lynch Myers
Chloe Elizabeth Rickerby
Marina Victoria Schlegel
Maeve Horan Smith
Claire Marie Stocks
Clare Bridget Striegel
Rosemary Sui
Ciara May Switzer
Jennifer Kiyoko Tartaglia
Christine Marie Welton
Grace Marie Winters
Rose Margaret Zaremba