The graduating class at Villa Madonna Academy was awarded more than $5.6 million in scholarship money, or about $156,000 per graduate in the thirty-six member class.
According to a news release, VMA students were admitted to prestigious four-year colleges and universities throughout the country.
Co-valedictorians and National Merit Finalists Gabrielle Notorgiacomo and Nicole Zatorski will pursue biomedical engineering – Zatorski at MIT and Notorgiacomo at the University of Cincinnati.
Villa also celebrated three salutatorians. Maria Blom will attend the U.S. Military Academy West Point. Alexandra Hengge will study in the challenging Lindner Honors Plus Program at UC. Mary Kathleen Norton will attend the College of Wooster.
Other colleges that offered admission to Villa graduates this year include Cornell, Duke, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, the University of Chicago and the University of Notre Dame. Villa students continue to surpass state, local and national averages on the ACT.
“The tremendous success of our students is attributable to our strong faculty and our collaborative relationship with parents," said principal Pamela McQueen in a news release. "Villa’s commitment to small classes allows for personal and individualized instruction within our Blue Ribbon curriculum.”
Photo: Villa Madonna entrance/via Wiki Commons