Senior Awards Assembly 2014

DSC_1918_BThe Padua Franciscan community celebrated our outstanding students during the Senior Awards Assembly on Friday, May 23, 2014. The Class of 2014 earned nearly $13 million in merit-based college scholarships. Ninety-eight percent of our graduates will be attending college this fall.

valedictorianThe Class of 2014′s valedictorian is Anna Bialosky (4.82 GPA). The salutatorian is Matthew Howenstine (4.77 GPA). Both are alumni of St. Columbkille School in Parma.



In keeping with Padua tradition, each year the Padua faculty has the honor of selecting one senior young man and woman who best represent the ideals of Padua Franciscan High School. The awards of Mr. and Miss Paduan are given to the seniors who exemplify the finest characteristics of the ideal Padua man and woman. All facets of personality are considered in the selection for this honor including: Christian values, Franciscan compassion, academic dedication, strong character, superior leadership qualities, and concerned citizenship.

MrMissPaduaThe following students were nominated for Mr. Paduan: Nathaniel Hanna, Jake Hartman, Nathan LaGuardia, Jeremy Litwinowicz, Andrew Walsh, and Austin Wells. The Mr. Paduan 2014 award went to Nathan LaGuardia.

The following students were nominated for Miss Paduan: Lauren Gurich, Alexis Nieszczur, Natalie Piepsny, Emily Rowan, Alyssa Wallace, and Alexis Willoughby. The Miss Paduan 2014 award went to Alexis Willoughby.

Unique to Padua’s athletic department is the coveted Mr. and Miss Bruin awards. The athletic department and coaches select the seniors who most deserve the honor of the best athlete at Padua. The qualities on which the athletes are evaluated are their athletic skills, athletic achievements in high school athletics, participation, coachability, sportsmanship, leadership, academics, and school involvement.

MrMissBruinThe following students were nominated for Mr. Bruin: Matthew Goebel, Jake Hartman, Ryan Kazimour, Greg Kacsmarik, Samuel Platt, Nicholas Schley, Michael Stryffeler, and CJ Yonek. The Mr. Bruin 2014 award went to Jake Hartman.

The following students were nominated for Miss Bruin: Anna Bialosky, Gina Kilner, Emily Marcinowski, Leah Mehwald, Julia Milano, Sarah Peterson, Jenna Veres, and Olivia Wasco. The Miss Bruin 2014 award went to Emily Marcinowski.

Congratulations to all of our seniors on their many accomplishments. Go make a difference in the world!