Class of 2007

Congratulations to the 2,655 graduating seniors of the 21 Catholic high schools of the Archdiocese of Baltimore.

Archbishop Curley High School, Baltimore
A baccalaureate Mass was celebrated May 23 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Baltimore, and commencement exercises were held May 25 at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, Homeland, for 131 graduates. Chuck Sudina, a member of the class of 1966 and CEO of Sudina Search Inc., was the commencement speaker. Lucas A. Horn was named Ideal Curley Man of the Year. Daniel Flanagan and Lucas Horn were valedictorians, and John Woodward was the salutatorian. Graduates were offered more than $4 million in college scholarships.

Archbishop Spalding High School, Severn
A baccalaureate Mass and commencement exercises were held May 24 at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, Homeland, for 257 graduates. Dr. Michael E. Murphy, school president, was the commencement speaker.
The recipient of the award for First in Academic Excellence was Helen J. Higuera and recipients for Second in Academic Excellence were Laura E. Doran and Joseph M. Wyrwas. Graduates were offered more than $14 million in academic scholarships.

Bishop Walsh School, Cumberland
A baccalaureate Mass and commencement exercises were held May 18 at St. Mary, Cumberland, for 43 graduates. Bishop W. Francis Malooly, western vicar, presided. Jean Chapman gave the welcome address and Leah Scarpelli gave the farewell address. Graduates were offered more than $1.9 million in academic scholarships.

Calvert Hall College High School, Towson
A baccalaureate Mass and commencement exercises were held June 2 at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, Homeland, for 268 graduates. Bishop Mitchell T. Rozanski, eastern vicar, was the commencement speaker. Kevin Ford was the valedictorian and Japp Haynes IV was the salutatorian. Graduates were offered $5.8 million in academic scholarships.

The Cardinal Gibbons School, Baltimore
A baccalaureate Mass and commencement exercises were held June 2 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Baltimore, for 73 graduates. Bishop Denis J. Madden, urban vicar, presided over the ceremonies. John Raymond Michaels Jr. was the valedictorian and Wyatt Seth Jordan Wheeler was salutatorian.

The Catholic High School of Baltimore
A baccalaureate Mass and commencement exercises were held May 22 at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, Homeland, for 78 graduates. Nicole Stumpf was the valedictorian and Laura Sposato was the salutatorian. Graduates were offered more than $2 million in academic scholarships and grants.

St. Frances Academy, Baltimore
A baccalaureate Mass was celebrated June 2 at the Oblate Sisters of Providence Mother House, Catonsville, and commencement exercises were held June 3 at St. Matthew, Baltimore, for 50 graduates. Rev. Doral R. Pulley, assistant principal, was the commencement speaker. Chanaye Jackson was the valedictorian and Morgan Russell was the salutatorian.

Institute of Notre Dame, Baltimore
A baccalaureate Mass was celebrated May 31 at St. Joseph in Fullerton and commencement exercises were held June 2 at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, Homeland, for 88 graduates. Caitlin Adams was the valedictorian and Angela Bucci was the salutatorian. Graduates were offered more than $6 million in academic scholarships.

The John Carroll School, Bel Air
A baccalaureate Mass and commencement exercises were held June 3 on the school campus for 230 graduates. Brigadier General Mark F. Ramsay, USAF, a member of the class of 1977, was the commencement speaker. Kyle Patrick Hanratty was the valedictorian and Jillian Barry Hughes was the salutatorian. Graduates were offered more than $10 million in academic scholarships.

St. John’s Catholic Prep, Frederick
A baccalaureate Mass was celebrated May 23 at St. John the Evangelist, Frederick, and commencement exercises were held May 25 at St. John Regional/St. Katharine Drexel parish, Frederick, for 81 graduates. Rachel Smith was the valedictorian and Katherine Bidinger was the salutatorian. Graduated were offered $5.4 million in academic scholarships.

Loyola Blakefield, Towson
A baccalaureate Mass was celebrated June 2 at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, Homeland, and commencement exercises were held June 3 at Loyola Blakefield for 182 graduates. The welcoming address was given by Michael Strassner. The student address was given by Stephen Paquin. Graduates were offered $9 million in academic scholarships.

St. Maria Goretti High School, Hagerstown
A baccalaureate Mass and commencement exercises were held June 2 at St. Ann, Hagerstown, for 52 graduates. Bishop W. Francis Malooly, western vicar, was the commencement speaker. Molly V. Jameson was the valedictorian and John J. Streifel was the salutatorian. Graduates were offered more than $2.6 million in academic scholarships.

St. Mary’s High School, Annapolis
A baccalaureate Mass was celebrated May 24 at St. Mary Church, Annapolis and commencement exercises were held the same day at the Carroll Gardens, Annapolis, for 145 graduates. Father Andrew Costello, C.Ss.R., associate pastor of St. Mary, was the commencement speaker. Julian Lewis and Siaka Bouma were the valedictorians, and Barbara Brann Cole was the salutatorian. Graduates were offered more than $7 million in academic scholarships.

Maryvale Preparatory School, Brooklandville
A baccalaureate Mass was celebrated May 31 at Maryvale and commencement exercises were held June 1 at Maryvale for 69 graduates. Dr. Peter Adams, a faculty member, was the commencement speaker. Samantha “Sam” Voelker addressed her class. Graduates were offered $3.3 million in academic scholarships.

Mercy High School, Baltimore
A baccalaureate Mass was celebrated June 3 at Mercy High School and commencement exercises were held June 6 at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, Homeland, for 132 graduates. Karen Dembinsky Weatherholtz, a member of the class of 1968 and president of Leadership Unlimited, LLC, was the commencement speaker. Outstanding scholars were Karen Buchheister, Aubrey Doran and Ashley Kowalski. Graduates were offered more than $4 million in academic scholarships.

Mount de Sales Academy, Catonsville
A baccalaureate Mass will was celebrated May 24 and commencement exercises were held May 26 at Mount de Sales Academy for 105 graduates. Claire Huggins was the valedictorian and Rebecca Tilyou was the salutatorian. Emily Ko was the Mount de Sales Girl. Graduates were offered more than $5.7 million in academic scholarships.

Mount St. Joseph High School, Irvington
A baccalaureate Mass was celebrated June 2 at St. Joseph’s Monastery Church, Irvington, and commencement exercises were held June 3 at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, Homeland, for 279 graduates. Joseph Bernard Altmann addressed his class. Graduates were offered more than $13.4 million in academic scholarships.

Notre Dame Preparatory School, Towson
A baccalaureate Mass was celebrated May 29 and commencement exercises were held May 30 at Notre Dame Preparatory School for 131 graduates. Dr. Mary Pat Seurkamp, president of College of Notre Dame of Maryland, Baltimore, was the commencement speaker. Sarah Miller received the excellence award. Graduates were offered more than $6 million over four years or $1.5 million for the first year in academic scholarships.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel High School, Essex
A baccalaureate Mass was celebrated May 30 and commencement exercises were held June 1 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel for 71 graduates. Jessica Celmer and Katie Kinnear were valedictorians, and Joe Flemke was the salutatorian. Graduates were awarded more than $1.2 million in academic scholarships.

The Seton Keough High School, Baltimore
A baccalaureate Mass was celebrated May 21 at St. Joseph’s Passionist Monastery Church in Irvington and commencement exercises were held May 23 at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, Homeland, for 123 graduates. Ellen Powell, a faculty member, was the commencement speaker. Stephanie Velky was the valedictorian and Montana Aydlett was the salutatorian. Graduates were offered more than $5.3 million in academic and athletic scholarships.

Towson Catholic High School
A baccalaureate Mass and commencement exercises were held May 24 at Immaculate Conception, Towson, for 67 graduates. Dr. Katulle Eaton of St. Petersburg, Fla., was the commencement speaker. Anthony Powell was the valedictorian and Kelly Lurz was the salutatorian. Graduates were offered nearly $2 million dollars in academic scholarships.

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