2019 Baccalaureate Mass & Awards Celebration

This morning we held our Baccalaureate Mass and celebrated our scholarship and award winners. 

The 8th grade class which will graduate in 2023 were welcomed to high school as next year's freshmen. The Cotter Junior High Award President's Award winners were Madison Beck, Hannah Casselman, Nadia Dieterman, Dez Dotterwick, Natalya Franz, Piper Gerdes, Carver Heiring, Hailey Kalmus, Ella Leaf, Rylie Liston, Olivia Moore, Sofia Morales, Betsy Nagel, Makarah Olcott, Steven Pilarski, Lauren Ping, and Grace Renk. 

Grace Renk was named Student of the Year while Savanna Welters and John Fritts were Girl and Boy of the Year for 7th grade and Olivia Moore and Steven Pilarski were Girl and Boy of the Year for 8th grade. Allyssa Williams and Jon Besek were given the Januschka Award for Christian Sportsmanship and Leadership. 

The Class of 2019 valedictorian is Choco Li and the salutatorian is Sarah Zhu. Student of the Year is Emily Tullis. 

Girl and Boy of the Year for each class were freshmen Ali French and James Greshik, sophomores Hannah Graff and Rob Besek, juniors Viva Graff and Matt Besek, and seniors Coy Pederson and Ellie McRaith. 

The AP Scholar recognition is granted to students who receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams. The AP Scholar with Honor is granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams. The AP Scholar with Distinction is granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams. Coy Pederson is an AP Scholar. AP Scholars with Honors are Jim Yang and Jerry Yang. Choco Li and Sarah Sun are AP Scholars with Distinction. 

The John Leaf Memorial Male Athlete of the Year award was given to Laken Macal. Isabel Northrop was awarded the Paul Gardner Memorial Female Athlete of the Year award. The Jim Mohan Sportsmanship Award was given to Talyn Gilbertson and Ellie McRaith.

The President's Academic Awards were given to Abbey Allen, Choco Li, Emily Liang, Ellie McRaith, William Modjeski, Fatima Mota, Claire Nichols, Savannah Scharmach, Sarah Sun, Abi Trocinski, Emily Tullis, Jerry Yang, Leo Zhang, and Sarah Zhu. 

Students who were on the Four Year Honor Roll were Waheed Ahmadzai, Abbey Allen, Madelyn Arnold, Grace Flanagan, Gloria Flanagan, Lucy Lee, Choco Li, Emily Liang, Laken Macal, Ellie McRaith, William Modjeski, Fatima Mota, Claire Nichols, Coy Pederson, Allie Picha, Eduardo Quijada Aguilar, Ella Reilly, Savannah Scharmach, Clare Seo, Sarah Sun, Abi Trocinski, Emily Tullis, Jerry Yang, Leo Zhang, Sarah Zhu, Scott Zhu. 

Class awards for leadership, spirit and service were given to seniors Abbey Allen, Choco Li, Fatima Mota, Claire Nichols, Eduardo Aguilar, and Ella Reilly; juniors Luke Broghammer, Ceili DeMarais, Mary Hoffman, Rita Row, Sam Wantock, and Angela Zhen; sophomores Colin Cada, Abree Dieterman, Ellie Macal, Grace Miller, and Maren Stewart; freshmen Abby Allred, Stefani Cardenas, Megan Costello, Tate Gilbertson, Megan Morgan, and Alessia Velasquez Nitti. 

Scholarships were also awarded. Vivenne Warner was awarded the Red Cross Scholarship. The Fr. Paul Nelson Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Natalie Marg. Claire Nichols was presented the Sr. Kay Ashe Memorial Scholarship. The Timothy P. McCarthy '81 Memorial Scholarship and the Aaron Ayotte '05 Memorial Scholarship were awarded to Coy Pederson. Stefani Cardenas was awarded the Jason Roffler '95 Memorial Scholarship. The Catholic United Financial Scholarships were presented to Natalie Marg and Mark Rivers. 

Congratulations to the Classes of 2019 and 2023! Also, congratulations all of our scholarship and award winners!