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2011 Graduates

Benedictine High School

There were 71 graduates of Benedictine High School, Richmond at the June 10 commencement exercises at Benedictine High School. Very Rev. Gregory Gresko, O.S.B., Prior of Mary Mother of the Church Benedictine Abbey presided at the Baccalaureate Mass at St. Benedict Catholic Church on June 10 at 10:30 a.m.

The Valedictorian was Ian Schuyler Simmons who will be attending Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

The Salutatorian was Daniel John Meybin who will attend the United States Military Academy.

These 71 seniors have been awarded over $3.5 million in scholarships.

Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School

graphic link: Click here to view a slideshow of 2011 graduates.There were 116 graduates of Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School, Virginia Beach at the June 6 commencement exercises at Chrysler Hall, Norfolk. Bishop Emeritus Walter F. Sullivan presided at the Baccalaureate Mass at the Catholic Church of St. Mark, Virginia Beach, June 5 at 7:00 p.m.

The Valedictorian was Julie Victoria Logan who will be attending the University of Virginia. Ms. Logan is a National Merit Finalist.

The Salutatorian, Maya Angela Chesley will attend Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts and is a National Merit Achievement Finalist.

Blessed Sacrament Huguenot Catholic School

There were 33 graduates of Blessed Sacrament Huguenot Catholic School, Powhatan at the June 5 commencement exercises at St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church. Father Joseph M. Biber presided at the Baccalaureate Mass at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, Powhatan, June 5 at 1:00 p.m.

The Valedictorian was Benjamin David Williams who will be attending Virginia Commonwealth University.

The Salutatorian was Sarah Kate Wise who will attend Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Holy Cross Regional Catholic School

There were 14 graduates of Holy Cross Regional Catholic School, Lynchburg at the June 12 commencement exercises at St. Thomas More Catholic Church. Msgr. Kenneth Rush presided at the Baccalaureate Mass at Holy Cross Church, June 11 at 5:00 p.m.

The Valedictorian this year is William Peter Loftus who will attend the University of Chicago.

The two Salutatorians are Tanyathorn Arthornsombat who will attend the University of Virginia and Hannah Joy Faidley who will attend Central Virginia Community College.

Peninsula Catholic High School

There were 61 graduates of Peninsula Catholic High School, Newport News at the June 4 commencement exercises at Peninsula Catholic High School in the Knights Athletic Center. Mrs. Madeline McMillan, Vice-Mayor of the City of Newport News was the guest speaker. Rev. Peter Sousa, C.Ss.R., pastor, St. Joseph Church presided at the Baccalaureate Mass in the Knights Athletic Center, June 3 at 1:00 p.m. Concelebrating were Rev. Henry Diesta, pastor, St. Jerome Church; Rev. Msgr. Robert Perkins, pastor, Immaculate Conception Church; Rev. Alistair McKay, C.Ss.R., pastor of St. Vincent DePaul Church and Rev. Michael Boehling, Director of Vocations, Diocese of Richmond.

The Valedictorian was Kristen Mlynczak who will be attending the University of Virginia in the Pre-Med Program.

The Salutatorian was Jessica Blusiewicz who will attend the University of Virginia studying International Relations. Jessica is an Echols Scholar.

The class received $2.5 million in scholarships, grants and awards. Over the course of their high school years, the class performed over 6,500 hours of community service.

Roanoke Catholic School

There were 23 graduates of Roanoke Catholic School, Roanoke at the June 11 commencement exercises at St. Andrew Catholic Church. Guest speaker was Dr. Nina Sweeney, RCS Valedictorian ’88, daughter of RCS Hall of Fame inductee, Dr. Robert L. A. Keeley, wife of RCS ’87 alumnus and current science teacher, Joe Sweeney and mother of RCS students Sarah ’20 and Sam ’22. Baccalaureate Mass was celebrated by Msgr. Thomas Miller, pastor of St. Andrew, on June 10 at 6 p.m.

Valedictorian Mirenda Nicole Gwin will be attending the University of Virginia.

Salutatorian Hyun Jung “Candy” Suh will be attending the College of William and Mary.

Roanoke Catholic School class of 2011 earned over $2 million in grants and scholarships with 100% college acceptance

Seven members of the graduating class have attended RCS since Kindergarten.

Saint Gertrude High School

There were 67 graduates of St. Gertrude High School, Richmond, at the June 7 commencement exercises at the Stuart C. Siegel Center of Virginia Commonwealth University. The Most Reverend Francis X. DiLorenzo presided at the Baccalaureate Mass at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, on June 7 at 12 noon.

The Valedictorian was Anne Elizabeth Hefele who will be attending the College of William and Mary.

The Salutatorian was Allison Rose Titley who will attend the University of Richmond.

Walsingham Academy

There were 56 graduates of Walsingham Academy, Williamsburg at the June 11 commencement exercises at McAuley Hall, Walsingham Academy. The Baccalaureate Mass was celebrated by Bishop Emeritus Walter F. Sullivan, at McAuley Hall on June 10 at 4 p.m.

The Valedictorian, Kevin Patrick Milewski will be attending Vanderbilt University.

The Salutatorian was John Christopher Abelt who will attend the University of Virginia.

Walsingham Academy students received $2.7 million in scholarships and awards. College and university acceptances totaled 167.

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