Notre Dame Academy was proud to present the NDA Class of 2020 with a Baccalaureate Mass and Commencement Exercises at The Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral on Tuesday, June 30, 2020.
Graduating seniors earned over $20.5 million dollars in scholarships and awards from local, regional, national and international universities and colleges. Collectively the class served over 1,500 hours of service locally, national and internationally in the Dominican Republic.
The valedictorian of the Class of 2020 was Aylia Naqvi and the salutatorian was Megan Ohlinger. The senior class valedictorian and salutatorian were determined based on an exemplary academic record as demonstrated by the cumulative GPA of seven semesters at Notre Dame Academy and rigor of course selection, as well as extracurricular involvement, witness of Christian values, demonstrated leadership, and service rendered to school and community.
The Blue and Gold Spirit Award was presented to Kathryn Riddle the student who has consistently manifested a spirit of selflessness and commitment in support of her classmates and the ideals of Notre Dame Academy.
The President’s Award was presented to Katherine Wisniewski the student who has exemplified the Notre Dame spirit of leadership and service.
The Sisters of Notre Dame Distinguished Graduate Award was presented to Megan Ohlinger the student who has exemplified the Notre Dame Spirit through academic performance, service to those in the school and community, and strives to live the Gospel values in daily life.
The highest honor bestowed upon any high school graduate of any Catholic high school in the Diocese of Toledo is the BISHOP’S CROSS that was awarded to Margaret Jurek. The Bishop’s Cross is awarded to the student who clearly strives to love God with all her heart, soul, mind and strength. Likewise, she should be one who manifests an active life of Christian charity in the way she relates to and serves her neighbor.
Other honors included:
COMMENDED STUDENTS in the NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM were Grace Foor , Rebecca Martin , and Amelia Rose .
BLUE HONOR CORDS were presented to senior class officers and senior class cabinet members.
President: Jennifer Ngo
Vice President: Megan Ohlinger
Secretary: Tenley Hartford
Treasurer: Aylia Naqvi
Advancement: Grace Werner & Madelyn Ball
Events/Publicity: Bella Mazur & Kathryn Riddle
Media Tech: Shruti Daya & Nirmiti Shah
Pep Club: Caroline Jarrell
Spirituality/Service: Lauren Deutschman & Maggie Jurek
Honor Guard: Sarah Atallah , Madalyn Chapman , Katelyn Garza & Jessica Lehmkuhl
7th/8th Grade Advisor: Emilyn Lagger
GOLD AND BLUE HONOR CORDS were bestowed on the Student Council President, Secretary, and Treasurer. Executive President: Chloe Knapp, Executive Secretary: Sage Gibson, Executive Treasurer: Megan Vesoulis
The National Art Honor Society is comprised of more than 58,000 outstanding art students, offering students peer recognition, leadership growth opportunities, college and career preparation, and scholarships, publication and selective exhibitions opportunities. The following NDA seniors received rainbow honor cords for their service, character, and art academic success, both in the classroom and exhibitions.
The BLUE AND LIGHT BLUE HONOR CORDS were bestowed upon those students who completed the full International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. This accomplishment includes taking 12 college level courses their junior/ senior year, in addition to taking the Theory of Knowledge course, completing a 2-year project on Creativity, Action, and Service, and writing a 4,000-word Extended Essay covering one of the 5 core subject areas.
Tae Eun (Mia) Kim
The GREEN HONOR CORD was bestowed on those seniors who have a record of perfect attendance for four years:
Tae Eun (Mia) Kim
The GOLD HONOR CORD was bestowed on those seniors who have a cumulative “A” average for all four years.
Nivene El Mays
Edralhin Jelian Encarnacion
Tae Eun (Mia) Kim