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Celebrating the Class of '23

Celebrating the Class of '23

Congratulations to the 172nd graduating class of the Academy! Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire!

21 May, 2023

Congratulations to the St. Agnes Academy Class of 2023! We are proud of you and inspired by you! This amazing group of 63 Stars has earned over $9.6 Million in scholarships for achievements in academics, arts, leadership and athletics, and they have been offered admission to 66 colleges and universities. Next fall they will enroll in 26 colleges in 17 states from coast to coast.  Colleges they will be attending include Georgetown, Notre Dame, Northwestern, William & Mary, Loyola Marymount, and Tulane. 

 “The Class of 2023 is remarkable! They embody the true meaning of sisterhood by uplifting one another and praising the accomplishments of their sisters,” said SAA Upper School Dean Heather Valdez. “These young ladies value and support each sister's unique gifts and together, as a class, they have achieved the highest academic and artistic accolades. They are filled with awareness, maturity, and love, and I am excited to see the positive impact they will leave in their communities in the future.”

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The following Awards were presented during the Class of 2023 Baccalaureate and Graduation ceremony on May 20 at St. Michael Catholic Church. 

Honors in the Class of 2023

Barbara H. Daush Valedictory Medal

Alexandra McLaren

Salutatorian Medal

Anna Heck

Third Honors Medal

Vina Vedala


Departmental Academic Awards


Literature Medal: Alexandra McLaren

Writing Medal: Meredith Thompson


Fine Arts

Drama Medal: Adelina Brady

Vocal Music Medal: Paige Jerit

Visual Arts Medal: Sophia Carroll



Dare to Lead Medal: Meredith Thompson



Anna Heck



The Mertie Buckman Medal: Alexandra McLaren


Social Sciences

The Bill Cate Excellence in Social Sciences Medal: Vina Vedala



Saint Agnes Medal: Katherine Fracchia


World Languages

Frank R. Martinez Excellence in Spanish Medal: Anna Heck

Dr. Joy Maness Excellence in French Medal:     Melia Bishop


Mary Ellen Sampson Award - The recipient is chosen by the faculty, using the following criteria:  selflessness, dedication to all facets of St. Agnes activity, enthusiasm, generosity, rapport with all students and faculty, deep respect for the importance of education, and a strong sense of the presence of God in her life:  Brittain Brewer

Graduation Photo Gallery 

Read More about the Top Honors Recipients

See a List of Scholarships Awarded 


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