Class of 2024 Honors and Awards

On Friday, May 24, 2024, we welcomed Bishop Michael Burbidge and Dr. Joseph Vorbach, Superintendent of Schools, to the 39th annual academic celebration of St. Paul VI Catholic High School.

On Tuesday, May 21, 2024, Senior Awards Night was held to acknowledge the Class of 2024 for excellence in academics and extracurricular activities. Students also received crucifixes that were blessed by Bishop Burbidge.
Valedictorian - Katrina Boland
Co-Salutatorians - Jack Pizzino and Katerina Seal

Saint Thomas More – Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Award - As the Diocese of Arlington continues its third year of preparation for the Golden Jubilee, with the theme “RENEW,” we are honored to present the highest award of the graduation ceremony in honor of the co-patrons of the Diocese of Arlington: Saint Thomas More and Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, holy persons known for their deep love for our Eucharistic Lord, devotion to our Blessed Mother, faithful witness on behalf of the sacredness of all human life, and humble service to the poor and those in most need.
Ciara Gallagher

St. Paul VI Medal - Saint Paul VI, for whom our school is named, was the champion of justice in his time.  He was the first Pope to visit the United States and the first Pope to address the United Nations.  His message was simple and straight forward: Human dignity was non-negotiable, peace among nations was necessary and the poor were to be included in discussions of poverty, resources and war.  The recipients of these medals were chosen by the faculty and staff for their commitment to the service of others and work for justice in our world.
Lauren Brown
Cole Wade

St. Jane de Chantal Medal
- St. Jane de Chantal was known throughout her life to be extremely compassionate and caring.  As a woman of faith, she was able to persevere and maintain a positive spirit despite the many trials she experienced.  She was a model of true forgiveness. St. Jane shared St. Francis de Sales gifts of humility and generosity.
Clare Irons
Xuan Le

St. Francis de Sales Medal
- St. Francis de Sales, the Patron Saint of Paul VI Catholic High School, was a teacher.  As a teacher, he had a love of knowledge and a desire to help others discover their God-given talents.  He is known as the “Gentlemen Saint” for his love of God and respect for his fellow man.
Nathaniel Hoskins
Garrett Sundra

Father Heet Medal for Outstanding Leadership - 
Father Donald Heet was the first Principal of St. Paul VI Catholic High School. As an Oblate of St. Francis de Sales, he modeled St. Francis de Sales' teachings each and every day of the first 10 years of our school's history. He dedicated many hours to our school community and humbly lived his vocation as a leader in our school.  Much of the success that our school enjoys today is the direct result of the strong foundation and leadership established by Father Heet.
John Westerlund

Excellence in Theology
Xuan Le
Honorable Mention: Jack Wheatley and Ciara Gallagher

Excellence in English
Maria Canan
Honorable Mention: Tyler Russ, Logan Brzezanski, and Katelyn Holt

Excellence in United States Government
Hans Sirotniak
Honorable Mention: Tyler Russ and Mia Gottfried

Excellence in AP Psychology
Faith Birch
Nicolia Myseros

Excellence in Practical Law
Sienna Wiles

Excellence in AP Human Geography
Colin Kelpy

Excellence in Intro to Intelligence
Jacob Adams and Jeffrey Sheridan

Excellence in Physics
Katie Boland
Honorable Mention: Tyler Russ and Iain Valleskey

Excellence in Chemistry
Cora Tebbe
Honorable Mention: Isabel Gomez and Alyssa Gomez

Honorable Mention in Biology 
Isabella Kaufman

Excellence in DE Environmental Science
Reagan Ryckeley
Clare Irons
Brenda Rodriguez

Excellence in Ecology
Leif Clinton

Excellence in Botany
Nicolia Myseros

Excellence in Genetics
Catherine Ross

Excellence in Microbiology
Reagan Petti

Excellence in AP Calculus AB
Katerina Seal
Honorable Mention: Alyssa Gomez and Isabel Gomez

Excellence in AP Calculus BC
Shawn Cho
Honorable Mention: Katie Boland and John Westerlund

Excellence in AP Statistics
Colin Kelpy
Honorable Mention: Maria Canan and Iain Valleskey

Excellence in Spanish
Hans Sirotniak
Honorable Mention: Maria Canan and Luke Saylor

Excellence in Latin
Stella Kim
Honorable Mention: Hope Veazey and Alyssa Gomez

Excellence in Chinese
Lily Pileggi
Honorable Mention: Sebastian Lopez and Brian Revor

Excellence in French
Faith Birch
Honorable Mention: Facundo Keller and Nicolia Myseros

Excellence in German
Katrina Boland
Ella Pisano
Honorable Mention: Kevin Reno

Excellence in Engineering
Cora Gombo
Honorable Mention: Miguel Vinegas and Cora Tebbe

Excellence in Business
John Westerlund
Honorable Mention: Colin Kelpy and Trey Carrier

Excellence in Computer Science
Jacob Ramsey
Honorable Mention: Jillian Villaver

Excellence in Art
Devyn Wallace
Honorable Mention: Sebastian Lopez and Isabelle Marut

Excellence in Choral Music
Cole Wade
Honorable Mention: Talia Lytle and Katy Schrock

Excellence in Band
Steven Kramp
Honorable Mention: Ciara Gallagher and Alex Iskenderoglu

Excellence in String Ensemble
Charlie Buckreis
Honorable Mention: Victoria Barbera and Isabella Bertulfo

Excellence in Theatre
Mateo Sur
Honorable Mention: Hayden Springer and Iain Valleskey

Excellence in Backstage & Technical Theatre
Faith Birch
Honorable Mention: Katrina Boland and Faith Caputo

Excellence in Liturgical Music
Cole Wade
Honorable Mention: Charlie Buckreis

Excellence in Options Math
Angelina Hoang

Excellence in Options Reading
John Hohmann

Excellence in Options Psychology
Haley Lustig

Excellence in Options STEM
Angelina Hoang

Excellence in Options Post Grad
William Mayaki

Excellence in AP Research
Hadley Virusky

Excellence in Photojournalism
Reagan Ryckeley
Kate Kilgariff
Xuan Le

The Peter Menke Awards for Excellence in Athletics
Named after our previous Athletic Director who was known and loved by many for his positive attitude, big heart, intense loyalty, honesty and fairness. The Menke Award is an award for seniors who exemplify Pete’s characteristics. These student-athletes are in high academic standing, are excellent citizens, and are among the top-performing athletes in our school. This award is PVI’s highest honor for our student-athletes.
Kate Fiorenza
Jackson Sirois

Martin Award - 
In recognition of this outstanding contribution and commitment, the Martin Award is presented to every peer mentor in the Class of 2024.
In the Class of 2024, there were 171 peer mentors who contributed 5,451 volunteer hours of guidance, friendship, and support to their fellow classmates with differing abilities.

We are proud that the following students have been appointed to U.S. Military Academies:

United States Air Force Academy
Tyler Russ

United States Naval Academy
Miguel Vinegas

We are honored that three seniors will be serving our country by enlisting in the military:

United States Army
Lief Clifton
Rafael Venegas

United States Air Force
Mark Petersen 

Five seniors will participate in the ROTC programs.

Air Force ROTC
Hope Veazey (Duke University)
Lilia McKinley (University of Tennessee-Knoxville)
Christian Lachowicz (University of Florida)
Steven Kramp (Corps of Cadets at Virginia Tech)

Nicholas Santisi (University of Utah)

We are also proud of the many scholarships and grants which have been awarded to the Class of 2024. This year’s graduating class has been offered over 15 million dollars in awards and scholarships.


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St. Paul VI Catholic High School is a private Diocesan Catholic preparatory school for girls and boys in grades 9-12 in Chantilly, Virginia, seeking to help our students Grow in Grace and Wisdom. Our school is part of the Diocese of Arlington and offers rigorous academics, an inclusive community focused on spiritual and leadership formation, and a proud athletic tradition featuring nationally renowned programs competing in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference and the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association.

St. Paul VI Catholic High School is an accredited member of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.