More than 2,200 graduate from 20 Catholic high schools in Archdiocese of Baltimore

Twenty Catholic high schools in the Archdiocese of Baltimore graduated a combined 2,210 seniors this spring. Details from the schools follow.

Archbishop Curley High School, Baltimore

Baccalaureate Mass: May 24, Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Baltimore
Commencement: May 26, Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, Homeland
Graduates: 127
Valedictorian: Delondrae Carter
Salutatorian: Matthew Scheffel

Archbishop Spalding High School, Severn
Baccalaureate Mass and commencement: May 25, Cathedral of Mary Our Queen
Graduates: 285

Bishop Walsh School, Cumberland
Baccalaureate Mass and commencement: May 26, St. Patrick Church, Cumberland
Graduates: 35
Welcome address: Jill Courtney
Final remarks: Sean Mullaney

Calvert Hall College High School, Towson

Baccalaureate Mass and commencement: June 3, Cathedral of Mary Our Queen
Graduates: 270
Valedictorian: Rory Oates
Salutatorian: Brendan Hale

The Catholic High School in Baltimore graduates Noelia Salazar, Megan Goranson, Julia Stanitski, Paige Roberts and Shannon McDonnell pose for a photo following commencement exercises at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Homeland May 23. (Kevin J. Parks/CR Staff)

The Catholic High School of Baltimore
Baccalaureate Mass and commencement: May 23, Cathedral of Mary Our Queen
Graduates: 80
Valedictorian: Elena Mehiel
Salutatorian: Shannon Lord








Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, Fells Point
Baccalaureate Mass: June 15, Holy Rosary Church, Fells Point
Commencement: June 17, Cathedral of Mary Our Queen
Graduates: 83
Valedictorian: Beonca Armstrong
Salutatorian: Gabriella Torres

St. Frances Academy, Baltimore
Baccalaureate Mass: June 2, Oblate Sisters of Providence Motherhouse, Halethorpe
Commencement: June 4, St. Matthew Church, Northwood
Graduates: 41
Valedictorian: Kierra Jackson
Salutatorian: Jahid Davis

Institute of Notre Dame, Baltimore
Baccalaureate Mass: June 1, St. Pius X, Rodgers Forge
Commencement: June 5, Cathedral of Mary Our Queen
Graduates: 76
Valedictorian: Maeve McCarthy
Salutatorian: Abigail Wyand

The John Carroll School, Bel Air
Baccalaureate Mass: May 25, St. Margaret Church, Bel Air
Commencement: May 27, The John Carroll School
Graduates: 160
Valedictorian: Ionna Pirozzi
Salutatorian: Nicholas Hinke

Andrea Hopkins, Daniel Bellanton and Theresa Wagner make a memory before commencement exercises begin at St. John’s Catholic Prep in Buckeystown May 25. (Kevin J. Parks/CR Staff)

St. John’s Catholic Prep, Buckeystown
Baccalaureate Mass: May 24, St. John the Evangelist Church, Frederick
Commencement: May 25, St. John’s Catholic Prep
Graduates: 59
Valedictorian: Haylee Orlowski
Salutatorian: Michael Wohlfarth







Loyola Blakefield, Towson
Baccalaureate Mass: June 3, Cathedral of Mary Our Queen
Commencement: June 4, Loyola Blakefield
Graduates: 166
Welcome address: Austin “A.J.” Carver
Student address: Luke Scaletta

St. Maria Goretti High School, Hagerstown
Baccalaureate Mass and commencement: May 27, St. Ann Church, Hagerstown
Graduates: 41
Valedictorian: Rose Dever
Salutatorian: Leah Morgan

Maryvale Preparatory School, Lutherville
Baccalaureate Mass: June 1, Maryvale Preparatory School
Commencement: June 2, Maryvale Preparatory School
Graduates: 71
General excellence: Jacqueline Blair

St. Mary’s High School, Annapolis
Baccalaureate Mass and commencement: May 25, St. John Neumann Mission Church, Annapolis
Graduates: 109
Valedictorian: Anabelle Hutchinson
Salutatorian: Michael Ruland

Mercy High School, Baltimore

Baccalaureate Mass: June 9, Mercy High School
Commencement: June 10, Cathedral of Mary Our Queen
Graduates: 62

Mount de Sales Academy, Catonsville
Baccalaureate Mass: May 25, Mount de Sales Academy
Commencement: May 27, Mount de Sales Academy
Graduates: 110
Valedictorian: Sarah Witt
Salutatorian: Rachel Huber

Mount St. Joseph High School, Irvington
Baccalaureate Mass: May 26, St. Louis Church, Clarksville
Commencement: May 28, Cathedral of Mary Our Queen
Graduates: 188

Notre Dame Preparatory School, Towson
Baccalaureate Mass: May 23, Notre Dame Preparatory School
Commencement: May 24, Notre Dame Preparatory School
Graduates: 155
General excellence: Grace Sullivan

Our Lady of Mount Carmel School, Essex
Baccalaureate Mass: May 31, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church
Commencement: June 2, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church
Graduates: 45
Valedictorian: Benjamin Kovalick
Salutatorian: Chi Thanh Le

Students from The Seton Keough High School in Baltimore celebrate their May graduation at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Homeland. (Kevin J. Parks/CR Staff)

The Seton Keough High School, Baltimore
Baccalaureate Mass and commencement: May 26, Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, Homeland
Graduates: 47
Valedictorian: De’Ara Graves
Salutatorian: Samantha Benton














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Erik Zygmont

Erik Zygmont

A journalist since 2005, Erik wrote for small-town publications in New Hampshire before he left for Germany, where he taught English for two years, starting in 2009. He moved to Baltimore and served as editor of the Baltimore Guide from 2012 to 2015. He then served as a staff writer for Catholic Review until August 2017 when his family made plans to relocate from Maryland. He currently serves as a freelance contributor.

Erik is grateful for the richness of the Catholic faith he has experienced since, owing both to his access as a journalist and the Baltimore Archdiocese being the Premier See.