On May 31, 2023, we welcomed Bishop Michael Burbidge and Dr. Joseph Vorbach, Superintendent of Schools, to the 38th annual academic celebration of St. Paul VI Catholic High School.
This was the end and the beginning of each student’s journey of growth in grace and wisdom. Valedictorian - Morgan Thomas VannellSalutatorian - Joseph Douglas Moran
In recognition of excellence in academics and extracurricular activities, St. Paul VI Catholic High School presented the following awards.
Saint Thomas More – Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Award - 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.
Sarah BurkatSt. 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.Raynelle AraqueJackson Herrera
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.
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.
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.
Martin Award - In recognition of this outstanding contribution and commitment, the Martin Award is presented to every peer mentor in the Class of 2023.
In the Class of 2023, there were 174 peer mentors who contributed 5,544 volunteer hours of guidance, friendship, and support to their fellow classmates with differing abilities.
Honorable mention: Andrew Pearce and Shannon Leavitt
Excellence in English
Honorable mention: Clarisse Ladaban and Victoria Crofford
Excellence in AP Seminar
Excellence in Yearbook Production
Honorable mention: Reagan Rankin, Giovanna Lee and Vy Le
Excellence in Social Studies
Honorable mention: Francesca Cristofari and Joseph Moran
Excellence in AP Psychology
Excellence in Practical Law
Excellence in European History
Excellence in Human Geography
Excellence in AP Comparative Government & Politics
Excellence in Intro to Intelligence
Austin Ashe and Victoria Crofford
Excellence in AP Calculus AB
Excellence in AP Calculus BC
Excellence in AP Statistics
Excellence in Physics
Honorable mention: Joseph Girard and Sarah Burkat
Excellence in Chemistry
Honorable Mention: Darlene Akaiso andbGerald Faist
Excellence in DE Environmental Science
Excellence in Biology
Honorable Mention: Sarah Terpenning and Macallan Gressinger
Excellence in DE Human Anatomy & Physiology
Excellence in Ecology
Excellence in Botany
Excellence in Genetics
Excellence in French
Honorable mention: Claire Branic and Kelsey Andrews
Excellence in German
Honorable mention: Sofia Bertoldo and Matthew Muhlenberg
Excellence in Latin
Honorable mention: Dawei Da and Autumn Williams
Excellence in Spanish
Honorable mention: Clarisse Ladaban and Sarah Burkat
Excellence in Chinese
Honorable mention: Jack Ferrier and Sarah Burkat
Excellence in Business
Honorable mention: Colin Fox
Excellence in Engineering
Honorable mention: Jack Duren and Raegan Rankin
Excellence in Computer Science
Honorable mention: Joseph Girard
Excellence in Art
Honorable Mention: Estella Dermody and Briseis Ferrufino
Excellence in Choral Music
Honorable mention: Emily Hamrick and Stefania Anderson
Excellence in Band
Honorable Mention: Michael Hoess and Elias Guevara
Excellence in String Ensemble
Honorable Mention: Tyler Wu and Alessio Del Toro
Excellence in Theater
Honorable mention: Jackson Herrera and Sarah Burkat
Excellence in Backstage & Technical Theater
Honorable mention: Autumn Williams and Carson Hill
Excellence in Options Math
Excellence in Options Reading
Excellence in Options Sports
Excellence in Options STEM
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, excellent citizens, and are among the top performing athletes in our school. This award is PVI’s highest honor for our student-athletes.
We are also proud of the many scholarships and grants which have been awarded to the Class of 2023. This year’s graduating class has been offered over $15,400,000 in awards and scholarships.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE RECIPIENTS!