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Class Stats

Congratulations to the 155 talented young women of the Class of 2017! Their collective energy and spirit contributed greatly to the school year. Among their individual and collective achievements:

  • 458 merit scholarships and grants, totaling more than $23.3 million, were awarded to nearly 80% of the class.
  • One student received a direct appointment to a U.S. Service Academy.
  • Grace Sullivan was named a National Merit Scholar.
  • The National Hispanic Recognition Program recognized Marcell Guerra and Lara Youniss.
  • Marianna Ghirardelli, Mary Kraus, Kennedy Monaco, Emily Sann, Maeve Sheehey, and Emma Weiss were named National Merit Commended Scholars. 
  • Maryland State Merit Scholastic Awards, which recognize the top 5% of a graduating class, were given to: Nicole Bulgarino, Marianna Ghirardelli, Kennedy Monaco, Emily Sann, Maeve Sheehey, Grace Sullivan, Emma Wilson, Andrea Youniss, and Sophia Zylstra.
  • The Archdiocese of Baltimore honored Kennedy Monaco, Emily Sann, and Grace Sullivan as Distinctive Scholars.
  • Grace Sullivan received NDP’s General Excellence medal for the highest academic average.
  • Maeve Sheehey was named the 2017 White Blazer Girl.
  • In addition to Grace and Maeve, the following students received top graduation awards: Julia Habiger (NDP Medal); Jenna Thompson (Bene Merenti Award); and Elena Benassi, Eleni Chakales, Samantha Tamberino, Madison Tewey, and Emma Wilson (Service Medal).
  • Based on the number of volunteer service hours, Chloe Ober was awarded the Prudential Spirit of Community Award.
  • Nicole Bulgarino and Genevieve Simmons received their Girl Scout Gold Awards. 
  • Lauren Strohman was NDP’s school winner of the Wendy’s Heisman Trophy, which honors more than 600,000 of the nation’s most esteemed students. 
  • Cailyn Walter received the Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program award for her commitment to community service, academics, and demonstrated leadership.
  • Liz Liberatore received a scholarship from the Claire Marie Foundation, created to remember Claire Wagonhurst ’15. 
  • Liz Liberatore and Kennedy Moncao received top scholarships at the 14th annual Baltimore Architecture, Construction, and Engineering Club Design Competition to be applied toward their studies at The University of Virginia and Purdue University, respectively.
  • The Mia Sutphin Service Award, honoring alumna Mia Sutphin ’92, was presented to Lara Youniss. 
  • Fifty-three students received Certificates of Biliteracy. 
  • Eighteen students received NDP STEAM Certificates.
  • Exploring the theme of “perspective,” a record 38 Bette Ellis O’Conor Humanities students received certificates at the Humanities Capstone Evening. 
  • Olivia Baker received perfect attendance for her seven years here at NDP!
  • The Class of Blue and Orange received the Loyalty Banner.