NDP Recognizes Senior Achievement

The Notre Dame Prep administration and faculty honored our seniors' achievements at the Annual Senior Awards Ceremony held May 6 in the gym. 

The Awards Ceremony included Department Awards, Senior Awards, Patron Saint Awards, Mater Dei Awards, recognition of our valedictorian and salutatorian, and students who will graduate with distinction: cum laude, magna cum laude and summa cum laude. 

Two added features to the event included performances by our Jazz Ensemble and the introduction of a new award, the St. Joan of Arc award for tenacity. This award went to Chinese international student Chang (Vicky) Tang for continuing to excel even in the face of separation from her parents, COVID-19 quarantine and language barriers. 

The Jazz Ensemble was "In need of a gig," said director Bob Powers. "There were no performances all year, so this was an excellent opportunity to give our seniors in the group one last opportunity to make music together."

The seniors earning special awards for their achievements throughout their high school career included the following:

The Department Awards:
Math - Kiarra Welch
Social Studies - Chang (Vicky) Tang
Science - Nicholas Ward
English - Avery Kaye
Theology - Mary Frances Keffer
World Language - Jacqueline Cao
P.E. - Vince Mati
Fine Arts - Sofia Marellini
Performing Arts - Nicholas Ward
Technology - Joseph Holdnack

Senior Awards:
Saints Performing Arts Award - Ashton Rains
Saints Visual Arts Award - Sofia Trujillo
Scot Bemis Award - Christopher Luke Nash and Carter Gray
Saints Pride Award - Reid Perez
Saints Loyalty and Commitment Award - Alexander Nunn
Saints STEM Award - Ryleigh Morgan
Spirit of Courage Award - Lee Goldwater, Megan Goldwater and Will Goldwater
St. Merici Award - James Jaquint

Patron Saint Awards:
St. Francis of Assisi Award - Faith Scaramella
St. Teresa of Calcutta Award - Ansley Britton
St. Thomas Aquinas Award - Abigail Murphy
St. Katherine Drexel Award - Collin Maddock
St. Augustine Award - Samantha Jackse
St. Joan of Arc Award - Chang (Vicky) Tang

Mater Dei (Our Highest Honor):
Jackson Bush
Bennett Curran
Elsa Davis
Sam Frabricant
Noah Lederer
Juliana (Juju) Montes
Brooke Pauley
Max Zdimal

Valedictorian - Kiarra Welch
Salutatorian - Elizabeth Zygmunt

We also recognized our Internation Thespian Society honors students:
International Honor Thespian - Bennett Curran
National Honor Thespian - Ashton Rains
Honor Thespians - Mia Nordhagen and Sabrina Wetzler

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