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These students are tops at Catholic high schools

As finals wrapped up and graduations were celebrated over the last few weeks, more Catholic high schools announced their valedictorians, salutatorians, and top honorees for the class of 2014. For additional valedictorians and salutatorians, see the May 21 Denver Catholic Register here.

Arrupe Jesuit High School
The Denver Jesuit school announced its valedictorian and salutatorian last week as seniors finished their final exams. Adriana Gomez, this year’s valedictorian, will attend Georgetown University and enter the pre-medical program. During her senior year, she worked at St. Anthony North Hospital and became a recipient of the Daniels Fund Scholarship and was named a Greenhouse Scholar. The school’s salutatorian is Nhan Tran, who will attend the Colorado Schools of Mines. He also received the Daniels Fund Scholarship and was named a Greenhouse Scholar. During his senior year, he explored engineering while working for RK Mechanical Inc. in Denver.

St. Mary’s Academy
The girls’ high school in Englewood founded by the Sisters of Loretto does not announce a valedictorian and salutatorian, instead recognizes its top award winners through the Marian Award and Sanders Citation. The Marian Award honorees are selected by faculty members to recognize seniors who have shown outstanding leadership, loyalty and academic achievement. This year’s Marian Awards were presented to Kathryn Alice Harhai and Emily Megan Tobler. Next fall Harhai will attend Pitzer College in California and Tobler will study at Fordham University in New York. The Sanders Citation, named in memory of Sister of Loretto Helen Sanders, SMA class of 1925, honors seniors exemplifying courage, initiative and the generous gift of self. The 2014 Sanders Citation recipients are Marley Rain Bredehoeft, Erin Margaret Flynn and Hadley Rose Hustead. Bredehoef will study at Seattle University next year, Flynn at University of Notre Dame and Hustead will attend Boston College.


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