Class of 2022 Valedictorians and Salutatorians


Catholic New York annually salutes the hard work and dedication of the members of the senior class graduating from the 43 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. 

Marymount School of New York, Manhattan

Valedictorians: Emma Hennessy, Libby Ferencik, Maeve Brennan

Salutatorian: Amelia Male 

Graduation: Tuesday, June 7, at 3 p.m. St. Ignatius Loyola Church; 63 graduates.

St. Barnabas High School, the Bronx

Valedictorian: Derryn James 

Salutatorian: Leah Castro

Graduation: St. Barnabas Chapel on Friday, June 3; 56 graduates.

St. Joseph Hill Academy, Staten Island

Valedictorian: Josie Wong

Salutatorian: Lauren Scimeca 

Graduation: Friday, June 3, at 4:30 p.m. 99 graduates.

Cardinal Hayes H.S., the Bronx

Valedictorian: Xavier Taveras-Garcia

Salutatorian: Joshua Awadzie-Okwaning

Graduation: St. Patrick's Cathedral, Saturday, June 4, at 8:45 a.m. 189 graduates.

Notre Dame School, Manhattan

Valedictorian: Christina Valenti

Student Council President: Hannah Delaney

Graduation: St. Patrick's Cathedral, Tuesday, June 7, at 7 p.m. 90 graduates.

The Ursuline School, New Rochelle

Valedictorian: Julia Ognibene

Salutatorian: Rory Sibley

Graduation: Kelly Mac Field of The Ursuline School, May 20. 163 graduates.

All Hallows H.S., the Bronx

Valedictorian: Marc Daniel Sandoval

Salutatorian: Theophilus Acheampong

Graduation: Saturday, June 4, at 3:30 p.m. at St. Patrick's Cathedral. 96 graduates.

Mount St. Michael Academy, the Bronx

Valedictorian: Carlos Navedo

Salutatorian: Szymon Gwozdz

Graduation: Saturday, June 4, 11 a.m., at Mozilo Sports Complex at Mount St. Michael Academy. 148 graduates.

Cardinal Spellman H.S., the Bronx

Valedictorian: Anastasia Karampimperis

Salutatorian: Chaise Artemus

Graduation: Saturday, June 4, at 9 a.m., at Cardinal Spellman High School on Three Monsignors Field. 311 graduates.

Archbishop Stepinac H.S., White Plains

Valedictorian: Carlos Sanchez

Salutatorian: Eduardo Ramirez

Graduation: School’s front terrace, May 26. 180 graduates.

St. Catharine Academy, the Bronx

Valedictorian: Doris Prela

Salutatorian: Ayya Omar

Graduation: June 1 at Salesian High School, New Rochelle. 109 graduates.

Notre Dame Academy, Staten Island

Valedictorian: Alanna Rivera 

Salutatorian: Karissa Shamah

Graduation: Friday, June 3, at 5 p.m., on campus. 134 Howard Ave., Staten Island. 104 graduates.

La Salle Academy, Manhattan

Valedictorian: Frank Reyes

Salutatorian: Joshua Rocamora

Graduation: Thursday, June 2, at 7 p.m.,St. Patrick's Cathedral. 56 graduates.

Regis H.S., Manhattan

Speaker: Benjamin Kaiserman

Graduation: Saturday, June 4, 11 a.m. 136 graduates.

The Montfort Academy

Valedictorian: Malena Sullivan

Salutatorian: David Rae

Graduation: May 25 at The Montfort Academy. 35 graduates.

Fordham Prep, the Bronx

Speaker: Arison Cruz

Graduation: St. Patrick's Cathedral, June 1. 222 graduates.

Loyola School, Manhattan

Valedictorian: Olivia Pasquerella

Salutatorian: Nicolas Corporon

Graduation: Friday, June 3, 10 a.m.,St. Ignatius Loyola Church, Manhattan. 62 graduates.

Moore Catholic H.S., Staten Island

Valedictorian: Ryan Slaven

Salutatorian: Chizitara Anozie

Graduation: Saturday, June 4, at 10 a.m., Moore Catholic red athletic field. 89 graduates.

Sacred Heart H.S., Yonkers  

Valedictorian: Dayana Lucero 

Salutatorian: Madeline Solis 

Graduation: Sacred Heart Church, Yonkers, Friday, June 3, at 11 a.m. 64 graduates.

St. Vincent Ferrer H.S., Manhattan

Valedictorian: Esther Lauterbach

Salutatorian: Sarah Obrycki

Graduation: Saturday, June 4, at 10 a.m., at St. Vincent Ferrer Church. 105 graduates.

Albertus Magnus H.S., Bardonia

Valedictorian: John Dedyo

Salutatorian: Luke McKenna

Graduation: Friday June 3, 11 a.m., at Albertus Magnus H.S. in Tom Collins Gymnasium. 119 graduates.

St. Raymond Academy, the Bronx

Valedictorian: Franchesca De La Rosa

Salutatorian: Mia Garcia

Graduation: Friday, June 3, 5 p.m., St. Raymond Auditorium. 60 graduates.

Msgr. Farrell H.S., Staten Island

Valedictorian: Steven Marinelli

Salutatorian: James Papandrea

Graduation: May 21, outdoor graduation at Dennis Barrett Memorial Stadium. 207 graduates.

Msgr. Scanlan H.S., the Bronx

Valedictorian: Bernard Juncaj

Salutatorian: Jesna John

Graduation: Msgr. Scanlan High School Campus, Thursday, June 9, 5 p.m. 102 graduates.

Xavier H.S., Manhattan

Valedictorian: Diego Lopez

Salutatorian: Jack McGillick

Graduation: St. Patrick's Cathedral, Thursday, June 9, at 7 p.m. 260 graduates.

John S. Burke Catholic H.S., Goshen

Valedictorian: Maria Berlingieri

Salutatorian: Christina Zick

Graduation: Saturday, June 4,10:30 a.m., Mount St. Mary College, Newburgh. 92 graduates.

Salesian H.S., New Rochelle

Valedictorian: Christopher Moronta

Salutatorian: Marco LaVecchia

Graduation: Salesian Campus, Wiegand Center, Saturday, June 4, at 10:30 a.m. 110 graduates.

Our Lady of Lourdes H.S., Poughkeepsie

Valedictorian: Jacqueline Carvalho Lehner

Salutatorian: Valerie Marie Bubel 

Graduation: Our Lady of Lourdes High School Arts and Athletics, Friday, June 3, at 6 p.m. 189 graduates.

Cathedral H.S., Manhattan

Valedictorian: Jocelyne Villatoro

Salutatorian: Zemira Meade

Graduation: Wednesday, June 8, at 2:30 p.m., St. Patrick's Cathedral. 130 graduates.

St. Joseph by-the-Sea H.S., Staten Island

Valedictorian: Gianna Cipolla  

Salutatorian: Shannon Keenan 

Graduation: Saturday, June 4, 9 a.m., at St. Joseph by-the-Sea. 268 graduates.

Academy of Mount St. Ursula, the Bronx

Valedictorian: Chanel Cole  

Salutatorian: Annette Ibarra Varela

Graduation: Saturday, June 11,11 a.m., at Fordham Preparatory School, the Bronx. 90 graduates.

John F. Kennedy Catholic Preparatory School, Somers

Valedictorian: Megan Flaherty  

Salutatorian: Peter Disimini

Graduation: St. Joseph's Church in Somers Saturday, June 4, 11 a.m. 140 graduates.

Preston H.S., the Bronx

Valedictorian: Dritjona Dule   

Salutatorian: Brianna Hall 

Graduation: Saturday, June 4, 3 p.m., at Preston H.S. 90 graduates.

Iona Preparatory School, New Rochelle

Valedictorian: Andrew Tornatore

Salutatorian: Sean Johnson

Graduation: May 26 at Iona College, New Rochelle. 194 graduates.

Maria Regina H.S., Hartsdale

Valedictorian: Megan McVeigh

Salutatorian: Marianna Synan

Graduation: Friday, June 3, at 5 p.m., at Maria Regina. 122 graduates.

St. Raymond Boys H.S., the Bronx

Valedictorian: Gabriel Pallares 

Salutatorian: Julian Abreu 

Graduation: May 21 at Msgr. Tierney Auditorium. 110 graduates.

St. Peter’s Boys High School, Staten Island

Valedictorian: Deron Boniface

Salutatorian: Logan Vukovic

Graduation: Friday, June 3, 10 a.m. Mass at St. Peter’s, 7:15 p.m. ceremony in gymnasium. 126 graduates.

Dominican Academy, Manhattan

Valedictorian: Marielle Ann Kudera

Salutatorian: Alessia Coluccio

Graduation: Friday, June 3, 3:30 p.m., at St. Vincent Ferrer Church, Manhattan. 53 graduates.

School of the Holy Child

Graduation: Saturday, June 4, at 12 noon, at School of the Holy Child. 73 graduates.

Convent of the Sacred Heart, Manhattan

Valedictorian: Grace Sugrue   

Salutatorian: Alia Balser  

Graduation: Tuesday, June 14, at 4 p.m. 57 graduates.

St. Jean Baptiste H.S., Manhattan

Valedictorian: Melanie Polanco

Salutatorian: Camila Castrillon

Graduation: Friday June 3, at 3 p.m., at St. Jean Baptiste Church. 71 graduates.

Cristo Rey New York High School, Manhattan

Valedictorian: Alicia Cage

Salutatorian: Jordan Balbuena

Graduation: Friday, June 10, at 2 p.m., St. Ignatius of Loyola Church, Manhattan. 95 graduates.

St. George Academy, Manhattan

Valedictorian: Fernando Mack

Salutatorian: Vitalina Voitenko

Graduation: Saturday, June 11, at 12 noon, St. George Ukrainian Catholic Church.
13 graduates.


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