Class of 2021 Valedictorians & Salutatorians

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Catholic New York annually salutes the hard work and dedication of the members of the senior class graduating from the 44 Catholic high schools in the Archdiocese of New York. The valedictorians and salutatorians are recognized for their academic achievements in the listings below. If a school does not use those designations, and instead has selected student speakers, they are noted. The number of graduates of each school is also listed.

La Salle Academy, Manhattan
Valedictorian: Hunter Colon
Salutatorian: Jeremiah Perez-Mendez
Graduation: Thursday, June 3, in-person at St. Patrick's Cathedral and livestreamed; 68 graduates.

Academy of Mount St. Ursula, Bronx
Valedictorian: Jannatun Akhund
Salutatorian: Christy Nguyen
Graduation: Saturday, June 5, in-person, outdoors on AMSU property and livestreamed—three separate ceremonies that day; 82 graduates.

Maria Regina High School, Hartsdale
Valedictorian: Cristiana Santos
Salutatorian: Julianna Giacoio
Graduation: Friday, June 4, in-person outdoors; 117 graduates.

Cathedral High School, Manhattan
Valedictorian: Sharon Quinn
Salutatorian: Skyla-Ariana Collado
Graduation: Wednesday, June 9, in-person at St. Patrick's Cathedral; 114 graduates.

Fordham Prep, Bronx
Speaker for the Graduates: Alec Bastone
Graduation: Tuesday, June 15, in-person ceremony at St. Patrick's Cathedral; 220 graduates.

Albertus Magnus High School, Bardonia
Valedictorian: Christine G. Meehan
Salutatorian: Gabriel V. Abreu
Graduation: Sunday, June 6, at 4 p.m., in-person, Palisades Credit Union Park, Pomona; 140 graduates.

Msgr. Farrell High School, Staten Island
Valedictorian: Christopher McCoy
Salutatorian: Joseph Barbera
Graduation: Saturday, May 22, in-person, outdoors in the school's athletic stadium; 212 graduates.

The Ursuline School, New Rochelle
Valedictorian: Claire Cregin
Salutatorian: Cecilia Visco
Graduation: Friday, May 21, in-person, outdoors; 167 graduates.

All Hallows High School, Bronx
Valedictorian: Brandon Sam
Salutatorian: Joseph Miron
Graduation: Saturday, June 5, at 3 p.m., in-person at St. Patrick's Cathedral; 125 graduates.

Cardinal Hayes High School, Bronx
Valedictorian: Jose Alberto Torres I
Salutatorian: Cameron Matthew John
Graduation: Saturday, June 5, in-person at St. Patrick's Cathedral; 194 graduates.

St. Barnabas High School, Bronx
Valedictorian: Tanya Nguyen
Co-Salutatorian: Bria James
Co-Salutatorian: Natasha Owusu
Graduation: Friday, June 4, in-person; 48 graduates.

Cardinal Spellman High School, Bronx
Valedictorian: Darryna Guy-Williams
Salutatorian: Kamilah Abubakar
Graduation: Saturday, June 12, in-person. 285 graduates.

Msgr. Scanlan High School, Bronx
Valedictorian: Kristine Tello
Salutatorian: Joel Offin
Graduation: Saturday, June 26, outdoor ceremonies at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.; 89 graduates.

Mount St. Michael Academy, Bronx
Valedictorian: Joshua Campbell
Salutatorian: Noah Imafidon
Graduation: Saturday, June 5, three in-person, outdoor ceremonies; 126 graduates.

Preston High School, Bronx
Valedictorian: Ingrid Alikaj
Co-Salutatorian: Analisa Matranga
Co-Salutatorian: Adriana Krasniqi
Graduation: Saturday, June 5, in-person and livestreamed; 125 graduates.

St. Raymond Academy for Girls, Bronx
Valedictorian: Daniela Gregarek
Salutatorian: Laura Perez
Graduation: Friday, June 4, at 5 p.m., in-person; 53 graduates.

Notre Dame Academy, Staten Island
Valedictorian: Gianna Russo
Salutatorian: Victoria Giumenta
Graduation: Friday, June 4, in-person, outdoor ceremony on campus; 122 graduates.

John F. Kennedy Catholic Preparatory School, Somers
Valedictorian: Luciano Hoinkis
Salutatorian: Maggie Mahoney
Graduation: Saturday, June 12, a two-part traditional commencement ceremony will be held at St. Joseph's Church in Somers; 170 graduates.

Our Lady of Lourdes High School, Poughkeepsie
Valedictorian: Moira Kennedy
Salutatorian: Sedem Apedo
Graduation: Friday, June 4, in-person outdoor graduation ceremony with a limited number of guests; ceremony will be livestreamed; Baccalaureate Mass June 1 will be for graduates only, in-person at St. Martin de Porres Church and livestreamed for family members; 167 graduates.

St. Joseph Hill Academy, Staten Island
Valedictorian: Thea Akhrass
Salutatorian: Michelle Chen
Graduation: Friday, June 4, in-person graduation; 141 graduates.

St. Vincent Ferrer High School, Manhattan
Valedictorian: Kayla Miskovsky
Co-Salutatorian: Esmeralda Abrue-Jerez 
Co-Salutatorian: Hanora Woodruff
Graduation: Saturday, June 5, Official Graduation Date with two ceremonies on June 3 and June 4, in-person at St. Vincent Ferrer Church; 109 graduates.

St. Peter's High School for Boys, Staten Island
Valedictorian: Ryan Gould
Salutatorian: Louis Cuomo
Graduation: Friday, June 4, outdoors ceremony; 114 graduates.

Cristo Rey High School, Manhattan
Valedictorian: Anell Paulino
Salutatorian: Esther Mojica
Graduation: Tuesday, June 15; in-person; 91 graduates.

St. George Academy, Manhattan
Valedictorian: Yana Andreychuk
Salutatorian: Josephine Pabon
Graduation: St. George Ukrainian Catholic Church, Saturday, June 12, at 11 a.m.; 17 graduates.

Xavier High School, Manhattan
Valedictorian: Ryan Wong
Salutatorian: Dylan Buck
Graduation: Thursday, June 10, in-person at St. Patrick's Cathedral; 274 graduates.

St. Raymond High School for Boys, the Bronx
Valedictorian: James Pham
Salutatorian: Neol Guitierrez
Graduation: Saturday, May 22, in-person; 107 graduates.

Moore Catholic High School, Staten Island
Valedictorian: Sydney Xhunga
Salutatorian: Alyssa Polemeni
Graduation: Saturday, June 5, at 10 a.m., in-person on the new school field; 86 graduates.

The Montfort Academy, Fleetwood
Valedictorian: Ryan Seonarain
Co-Salutatorian: Michael Lulaj
Co-Salutatorian: Stephanie Spruck
Graduation: Friday, June 4, in-person graduation ceremony in the school chapel; 30 graduates.

John S. Burke Catholic High School, Goshen
Valedictorian: Mackenzie Weidel
Salutatorian: Julia Ward
Graduation: Saturday, June 5, in-person outdoors; 66 graduates.

Notre Dame High School, Manhattan
Valedictorian: Cecilia Fiorindo
Salutatorian: Brigid McCabe
Graduation: Thursday, June 3, in-person at St. Patrick's Cathedral; 82 graduates.

Salesian High School, New Rochelle
Valedictorian: Liam O'Driscoll
Salutatorian: John Navarra
Graduation: Saturday, June 5, in-person, outdoors on campus, 124 graduates.

Sacred Heart High School, Yonkers
Valedictorian: David Conway
Salutatorian: Catarina Vala
Graduation: June 4, 2021 - In Person - Church, 64 graduates.

Dominican Academy - Manhattan
Valedictorian: Gabriella Montalvo
Co-Salutatorian: Isabella Quatela
Co-Salutatorian: Olivia Jaskolska
Graduation: June 4, 2021 - In Person - St. Vincent Ferrer Church, 63 graduates.

St. Joseph by-the-Sea High School, Staten Island
Valedictorian: Isabella Coraci
Salutatorian: Demi Lara
Graduation: Saturday, June 5, in-person outdoors on the athletic field; 286 graduates.

Marymount School, Manhattan
Valedictorian: Lila Fremont-Smith
Salutatorian: Grace Hooper
Graduation: Tuesday, June 8, at 3 p.m.; in-person at St. Ignatius Loyola Church, livestreamed; 62 graduates.

St. Catharine Academy, Bronx
Valedictorian: Shima Binmahfood
Salutatorian: Audrey Mendez
Graduation: Saturday, June 5, in-person at Salesian High School, New Rochelle; 107 graduates.

Archbishop Stepinac High School, White Plains
Valedictorian: Nicholas John Desanctis
Salutatorian: Devlin Plunkett Hose
Graduation: Thursday, June 17, in-person; 168 graduates.

Iona Prep, New Rochelle
Valedictorian: Christopher Johnson
Salutatorian: Aaron Paul
Graduation: May 27, indoors at Iona College; 189 graduates.

Aquinas High School, Bronx
Valedictorian: Yamileth Lopez
Salutatorian: Marie Marquez
Graduation: Thursday, June 10, at 5 p.m.; in-person at St. Martin of Tours Church, the Bronx; 46 graduates.

Regis High School, Manhattan
Speaker for the Graduates: Thomas Barone III
Graduation: Friday, June 4, in-person; 130 graduates.

Convent of the Sacred Heart, Manhattan
Valedictorian: Rachel Kim
Salutatorian: Joan Playford
Graduation: Tuesday, June 8, at 4 p.m., in-person; 59 graduates.

Loyola High School, Manhattan
Valedictorian: Caroline Adams
Salutatorian: Alexander White
Graduation: Friday, June 4, in-person at St. Ignatius Loyola Church; 55 graduates.

School of the Holy Child, Rye
Valedictorian: Katharine Forst
Salutatorian:
Elizabeth Mills
Graduation:
Saturday, June 5, at 3 p.m., on campus; 68 graduates. 

St. Jean Baptiste High School - Manhattan
Valedictorian and salutatorian were not determined by press time.
Graduation: Friday, June 4, at 3 p.m.; in-person ceremony, with limited number of guests, at St. Jean Baptiste Church; 93 graduates.

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