Saint John's Catholic Prep held its 187th Commencement for the graduating Class of 2020 on June 20, 2020, at 9 am at the NYMEO Field at Harry Grove Stadium. The ceremony was also streamed live for family and friends to join in the celebration. The ceremony will go down in history as one of the most memorable ceremonies ever! We are overwhelmed with joy from the opportunity to get our Senior class together to celebrate their journey. A special thank you to our Viking Parent Organization, faculty, staff, the City of Frederick, the Frederick Keys, Roy Rogers, and Showcall for making this morning so special!
This year's President's Medal recipients for Leadership were Reverend Kevin Farmer, pastor of St. John the Evangelist and St. Joseph on Carrollton Manor, Michael J. Friel, Principal and CEO of Mary of Nazareth School, Michael G. Marschner is Deputy Chief Administrative Officer in the Office of the County Executive, Timothy Trainor, Ph.D., President, Mount St. Mary’s University, and Marlene B. Young, President of Delaplaine Foundation, Inc.
Mrs. Meg Thomas was awarded the Most Inspirational Faculty Member of 2020.
Students Morghane McAnelly and John Nelson were awarded the McElroy Award for exemplifying the pillars of our school.
Other awards presented were:
The Viking Athletics ATTITUDE Award to Madison Kamer, Claire Rogers, Andre Sheppard, and Greg Solek.
The Pierce Athletic Awards, for 3 season athletes, all 4 years, to Claire Rogers, Francesca Rosone, Bridget Scherer, Ally Crissman, and Emily MacLarty.
The Catholic Daughters of the Americas Award to Emma Adams.
The State Merit Scholar Awards to Bridget Scherer, Chase Shapiro, Katherine Goundry, and Sara-Fatime Yoda.
The National Honor Society Scholarship Award to Greg Solek, Kate Goundry, and Caroline Orlowski.
The Balfour Service Award to Stella Fleming.
The Salutatorian Award to Chase Shapiro and The Valedictorian Award to Katherine Goundry.
Valedictorian Katherine Goundry and Salutatorian Chase Shapiro addressed their fellow classmates before the awarding of the diplomas to the graduates.
Congratulations and best wishes to all our graduates!