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.

Monica Corder 

Anna Flores 

Chloe Kozal 

Margretta Macy 

Rebecca Martin 

Isabella Mazur 

Allison Merritt 

Natalie Nester

Emily Oberski 

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.

Jazmine Burkes 

Tiffany Chen 

Tae Eun (Mia) Kim 

Sarah Korducki 

Megan Ohlinger 

Elise Straub

Tierney Sturgeon 

Megan Vesoulis 

Jingsi Wang 

Grace Werner 

The GREEN HONOR CORD was bestowed on those seniors who have a record of perfect attendance for four years:

Tae Eun (Mia) Kim  

Sarah Korducki                

Jessica Lehmkuhl              

Grace Levine 

Hannah Salameh 

The GOLD HONOR CORD was bestowed on those seniors who have a cumulative “A” average for all four years.

Kulsoom Ahmad 

Aishlin Armstrong 

Sarah Atallah 

Madelyn Ball 

Maria Bier 

Katherine Blandford 

Nyla Brown 

Lillian Bunker 

Jazmine Burkes

Emma Cannon 

Erynn Carpenter 

Tiffany Chen 

Hannah Cook 

Allison Cooley 

Megan Cunningham 

Shruti Daya 

Lauren Deutschman 

Lauren Devine

Lauren Dionyssiou 

Natalie Douaihy

Taylor Dulinski

Nivene El Mays 

Edralhin Jelian Encarnacion 

Sarah Faisal

Abigail Firsdon 

Grace Foor 

Katelyn Garza 

Afrodite Georgakopoulos 

Sage Gibson 

Hannah Gomez 

Tenley Hartford

Katelyn Imbrock 

Caroline Jarrell 

Jamie Jenkins 

Bei Jiang 

Margaret Jurek 

Corinne Kemper

Tae Eun (Mia) Kim 

Chloe Knapp 

Kassidy Kokotaylo 

Sarah Korducki 

Caitlyn Kowalski 

Chloe Kozal 

Emilyn Lagger 

Grace Levine 

Jayna Lonsway 

Cheridyn Lyczkowski 

Rebecca Martin 

Isabella Mazur 

Lauryn Mick 

Hannah Miller

Victoria Miller 

Aylia Naqvi

Nikita Nel 

Natalie Nester 

Megan Ohlinger 

Paige Payden 

Valeria Ponce 

Kathryn Riddle 

Amelia Rose 

Hannah Salameh 

Sara Schultz 

Nirmiti Shah 

Rachel Spencer 

Alyssa Stark 

Elise Straub

Tierney Sturgeon 

Dakota Sutton 

Vivian Szymanski 

Megan Vesoulis 

Jingsi Wang 

Reyhana Wassel 

Sydni Waugh 

Angel Wayton 

Elizabeth Weathers 

Julia Webb 

Grace Werner 

Lillian Westcarr 

Katherine Wisniewski 

Aubrey Zmuda 

Madyson Zoltowski