Academic Excellence 2015

Highlights from 2014-15

On Tuesday, May 26th at Baccalaureate Mass and on Thursday, May 28 at Commencement the Seton Keough community bid farewell to the class of 2015. We are thankful to have Archbishop Keough alumna Dr. Evangeline Frankline, MD, MPH, K’72 addressed the graduates.

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  • Over $4.6 Million in Scholarships
  • 100% Acceptance into College
  • 78% will attend 4-year colleges
  • Accepted to 169 different colleges in 20 states, Washington, DC, and the Virgin Island
  • Over 5,000 community service hours with Dawnya Johnson completing 509 – including a service trip to India where she taught in an elementary school.
Valedictorian:  Noelle Kendra-Leah Rowe, who will be attending Syracuse University in the fall.

  Sana Rana, who will be attending the University of Maryland, Baltimore County in the fall.

Archdiocese of Baltimore Distinctive Scholars:
  Katherine Audino, Melody Connell, and Noelle Rowe

Maryland Scholastic State Award Winners:
  Katherine Audino, Mary Elizabeth Bunting, Noelle Rowe, and Sana Rana

National Merit Scholarship Program, Commended Scholar:
  Alexandra Miller

Awards giving at graduation: » Graduation Awards


In addition to the merit-based scholarships from colleges these students received special scholarships:

  • Lauren Smith - Johns Hopkins Univ. Applied Physics Laboratory Tuition Scholarship
  • Noelle Rowe -The Ohio State University Morrill Scholars Program Prominence Scholarship
  • Alexandra Miller -Texas Tech University In-State Tuition and Texas Tech University Presidential Scholarship
  • Katie Audino - University of New Hampshire Dean's Scholarship and University of New Hampshire, Division I Field Hockey Scholarship


The following members of the class of 2015 completed four years of engineering or biomedical studies. 100 percent of these seniors will attend college next fall.

Engineering:  Caroline Giordano, Kelly Lynch, and Alexandra Miller.

Learn more about the senior engineering project creating an assistive technology device for a young boy with autism.  » The Spelling Crane

Biomedical Studies:  Sarah Asseng, Katherine Audino, Alexandra Berrich, Mary Elizabeth Bunting, Taylor Clevenger, Melody Connell, Breanna Durham, Tiann Hopkins, Alexis King, Emily Lamansky, Alexandra Lyons, Nicole Medina, Noelle Rowe, Tyra Smith, and Jordan Ward

Focus on the Arts

Music: The A Cappella Choir under the direction of Ms. Sarah Larson performed at the Archdiocese of Baltimore Gala in October. They were featured in the Catholic Review.

The band and choirs traveled to New York in March to perform in front of the Statue of Liberty in a performance tour.

Fine Art: For the sixth year, Seton Keough Fine Arts students, under the direction of Mrs. Myra Perel, participated in the Memory Project. The Memory Project is an opportunity for art students to create portraits for youth around the world who have been neglected, orphaned, or disadvantaged. Seton Keough painted portraits of orphans in Indian.

Dance: The Dance Department was accepted into the National Honor Society for Dance Arts (NHSDA). Dance Director Serene Webber charged the Dance Company members with a service activity to help the local community. In January the company hosted a fundraiser—“An Evening of Dance”, for the Alvin Ailey Dance Camps at Towson University. Before the evening performance, Towson University Dance Professor and former Alvin Ailey Dancer Linda-Denise Fisher-Harrell taught a master class to Seton Keough dance students.

For the second year, the Dance Company was selected to perform at the 2015 Mid-Atlantic Congress and at the Maryland Dance Alliance Showcase in February. The Maryland Dance Alliance is sponsored by MAPHERD.

Theatre: This year the Seton Keough Theatre Department produced two outstanding productions: a play in the fall “Almost Maine” and a spring musical “West Side Story” in March.

Seton Keough Theatre Students formed the first Cappies Theatre Critic Team. Their participation in the program made the school musical and critics eligible to receive awards at the Cappies Gala held at the end of the school year. Cappies members include: Ms. Christine Barrett (moderator), and Erin Boots (Theatre Director), Laura McKernan, Catherine Wiley, Heaven Ferguson, Arielle Burnett, Annabelle Arnold, Mary Beth Bunting, and Jessica Miles. In May the SKHS Theatre Department attended the Cappie Awards Gala held at the SECU arena at Towson University.  Freshman Jessica Harzer performed in the opening number and represented the school as a nominee for best supporting actress in a musical. Miejo Dambita, a sophomore, was nominated for outstanding dancer in a musical.

The Theatre Department Announces its 2015-16 Season:

  • Fall Musical: Into the Woods, November 20 to 23, 2015
  • One Act: I Never Saw Another Butterfly
  • Spring Play: Twelfth Night  



Field Hockey: Varsity field hockey finished the season 9-7, with seven girls on the team who were new to the sport. IAAM All-Conference: seniors Katie Audino and Emily Lemanski.

The following senior was selected to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) High School National Academic Squad: Katie Audino.

Soccer: Varsity soccer finished the season with a 6-12-2 record. IAAM All-Conference: freshman Asiah Manu and sophomore Sydney Mitchell.

Volleyball: The varsity volleyball team finished the season with a 2-10. IAAM All-Conference: Jeni Ford.


Basketball: The team was ranked #15 by the Baltimore Sun in December. They had a huge win over Catonsville High School and were Champions in the Diamond State Classic Tournament over the Christmas holidays. Their final record was 13-9. They beat Archbishop Spalding twice during the regular season and finished the season ranked #12. IAAM All-Star Kaila Jennings. Senior Amani Wallace nominated for the McCormick’s Unsung Hero Award.

Swimming: The swim team finished second in the 'C' League at the IAAM championships. The team finished with three wins and one conference loss, making them have the best record in the conference going into championships. Seniors and captains, Tyra Smith and Erin McCourt helped to set a tone for the season to help develop new swimmers and strengthen returning members of the team. For the fifth year, the swim team participated in the Polar Bear Plunge, donating $2,300 to Maryland Special Olympics.


Golf: The SK Golf Team welcomed a fantastic group of novitiates with loads of potential. They finished the season 3-4 with big wins over St. Paul’s, Mercy and Catholic High.

Lacrosse: The lacrosse team beat the Park school twice for the first time in three years. Record was 6-9.  IAAM All-Conference senior Katie Audino and junior Emmi Webber.

Softball:  Seton Keough Varsity Softball began the season ranked #3 by the Baltimore Sun with seniors Kelly Lynch, Amber Cosgrove, and Imani Dawson named players to watch. Amber Cosgrove was named IAAM Athlete of the Week in March. Senior Kelly Lynch pitched eight shutouts. They lost to Mt. De Sales Academy 10-5 after beating them twice in the regular season to end their playoff bid. The final record was 16-4. IAAM All-Conference: Amber Cosgrove, Imani Dawson, and Kelly Lynch. Baltimore Sun All-Metro, Second Team: Amber Cosgrove.

Track and Field: The Track and Field team placed fifth out of 22 teams in the IAAM Championships. The relay team of seniors Amani Wallace, Courtney Grant, freshman Domonique Brodie, and junior Summer Fields won the 400 relay and placed second in the 800 relay. Junior Alecia King high jumped 4 Feet 10 Inches finishing third and Amani Wallace placed second in the 100 meters.

  • William V Walker Coach of the Year:  Jody Powell
  • NFHCA All Academic Squad:  Katherine Audino
  • Army Scholar Athlete(s):  Sara Minnis and Koya Yancy
  • C. Markland Kelly Award:  Caroline Giordano
  • Gator Award:  Erin McCourt
  • Athlete of the Year:  Emily Lemanski
  • Meghan Puls:  Amber Cosgrove
  • Scholar Athlete:  Katherine Audino



Katherine Audino
University of New Hampshire (D-1)
Field Hockey

Kelly Lynch
Catholic University (D-3)

Alexandra Berrich
Shenandoah University (D-3)

Emily Lemanski
Salisbury University (D-3)
Field Hockey

Amber Cosgrove
CCBC Catonsville

Amani Wallace
UMBC (D-1)
Track and Field

Missing from the photo:
Courtney (Cymone) Grant
St. Augustine University (D-1)
Track and Field

Video from 2015 Graduation

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Archdiocese of Baltimore Distinctive Scholars: Katherine Audino, Noelle Rowe (valedictorian), and Melody Connell.

Salutatorian Sana Rana receives the English Department award from Ms. Jen Casey during Baccalaureate Mass.

Dawyna Johnson receives the Bishop P. Francis Murphy Peace award from Campus Minister Melissa Boyle and Archbishop William E. Lori for her work with the less fortunate in Baltimore.

Art Department Chair, Mrs. Myra Perel was awarded the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Teacher of the Year award. She is pictured with former Seton Keough Art Teacher Ms. Elena Volkov.

College Acceptances 2015

Seton Keough is proud to announce that the members of the Seton Keough Class of 2015 have been accepted to the following institutions of higher learning:

*Denotes Scholarship

Albright College*
Allegheny College
Andrews University*
Anne Arundel Community College
Arcadia University
Binghamton University (College of Community and
Public Affairs)
Bowie State University
Bridgewater College
Cabrini College*
Catholic University of America*
Cedar Crest College*
Chestnut Hill College*
Chowan University*
Clemson University
Coastal Carolina University*
Community College of Baltimore County
Delaware State University
Delaware Valley College
East Carolina University
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Elizabethtown College
Evergreen State College
Florida A&M; University
Florida State University
Frostburg State University*
George Mason University
Goucher College*
Green Mountain College*
Guilford College*
Hampton University
Hofstra University
Holy Family University*
Hood College*
Howard Community College
Howard University
Immaculata University*
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Ithaca College
Juniata College*
King's College*
LaSalle University*
Loyola University Maryland*
Lycoming College*
Lynchburg College*
Marquette University*
Mary Baldwin College*
Maryland Institute College of Art*
McDaniel College*
Millersville University of Pennsylvania
Mississippi State University*
Monmouth University*
Mount Saint Mary's University*
Neumann University*
Notre Dame of Maryland University*
Ohio State University (College of Human Ecology)*
Old Dominion University*
Queens University of Charlotte*
Radford University
Randolph College*
Rider University*
Roanoke College*
Saint Augustine's University
Saint Francis University*
Saint Vincent College*
Salisbury University
Savannah College of Art and Design
Seton Hill University*
Shenandoah University*
Simmons College*
St. Mary's College of Maryland
State University of New York at Albany
State University of New York at Oswego*
Stevenson University*
Syracuse University (David B. Falk College of Sport and
Human Dynamics)*
Temple University
Texas A&M; University*
Thiel College
Towson University*
Tuskegee University*
University of Alabama
University at Buffalo The State University of New York
(Arts & Sciences)*
University of Baltimore
University of Hartford*
University of Louisville
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
University of Maryland, College Park
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (CEHD College of
Education & Huma)
University of Mississippi
University of New Hampshire*
University of North Carolina at Asheville
University of Rochester*
University of South Carolina
University of Vermont*
University of the Virgin Islands-St. Thomas
Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia Polytechnic Institute
Washington College*
West Virginia University*
West Virginia University (West Virginia Honors College)
Western Carolina University
Xavier University*
York College of Pennsylvania*

Scholarships and Awards 2015

Valedictorian: Noelle Kendra-Leah Rowe
Salutatorian: Sana Rana

Scholarships and Awards for the Class of 2015

Melissa Nicole Ames
York College of Pennsylvania Heritage Award

Sarah Elizabeth Asseng
McDaniel College Academic Scholarship
York College Heritage Award

Katherine Elaine Audino
University of New Hampshire Dean's Scholarship
University of New Hampshire, Division I Field Hockey

Alexandra Joy Berrich
Shenandoah University Academic Scholarship
Shenandoah University Grant

Leola Carolyn Bryant
LaSalle University St. John Baptist de LaSalle Grant

Mary Elizabeth Bunting
The Catholic University of America Scholarship
Coastal Carolina University President’s Scholar Award
Towson University Dean’s Scholarship
Towson University In-State Provost Award

Christina Reneé Clarkson
Hood College Trustee Scholarship

Melody Rose Connell
Coastal Caroline University Provost's Scholar Award
Juniata College Calvert Ellis Scholarship
Loyola University Maryland Claver Scholarship
Mount St. Mary's University Trustee Scholarship
The Catholic University of America Scholarship
The Catholic University of America Parish Scholarship

Breanna Marie Durham
Guilford College Achievement Award
Hood College Dean's Scholarship
Randolph College Scholarship
Stevenson University Faculty Academic Grant
Stevenson University Faculty Scholarship

Brooke Ashley Gallagher
Lycoming College Third Century Scholarship

Caroline Denise Giordano
Old Dominion University Academic Scholarship

Makaya Michelle Hadiya Graham
Holy Family University Award
Holy Family University Resident Grant
Lycoming College Third Century Scholarship
Seton Hill University Grant
Seton Hill University Rising Star

Tiann Yvonne Hopkins
York College Heritage Award

Dawnya Deenean Johnson
Goucher College Blue and Gold Award
Mary Baldwin College Founders Scholarship

Alexis Keyaira King
Cedar Crest College H.S. Achievement Scholarship
Lycoming College Third Century Scholarship
Neumann University Presidential Scholarship

Chihea Alexandria Locke
Mount St. Mary's University Presidential Scholarship
Simmons College Dean's Scholarship
University at Albany SUNY Achievement Award

Clare Elizabeth Logue
Cabrini College Founder's Grant
Edward R. Reilly Senatorial Scholarship
Immaculata University Faculty Scholarship
King's College Royal Regent Award
King's College Monarch Community Grant
Maryland Higher Education Commission Senatorial Scholarship
Mount St. Mary's University Dean's Scholarship
Saint Vincent College Catholic H.S. Scholarship
Saint Vincent College Faculty Scholarship
Saint Vincent College Out-of-State Grant

Kelly Maureen Lynch
The Catholic University of America Alumni Grant
The Catholic University of America Parish Scholarship
The Catholic University of America Scholarship

Alexandra Grace Lyons
Mount St. Mary's University Trustee Scholarship
West Virginia University Academic Excellence Level 2

Erin Elizabeth Hincken McCourt
Lynchburg College Founder's Scholarship
Mississippi State Univ. Non-Resident Academic Excellence

Nicole Andrea Medina
Allegheny College Trustee Scholarship
Arcadia University Achievement Award
Marquette University Pere Marquette Award
Roanoke College Presidential Scholarship
The University of Vermont Presidential Scholarship
Xavier University Catholic Dean's Award

Alexandra Juliet Miller
Texas Tech University In-State Tuition
Texas Tech University Presidential Scholarship

Zakiya Davidia Murphy
Andrews University Partnership Scholarship
Tuskegee University Grant
York College Heritage Award

Rachael Leigh Murray
Albright College Alumni Scholarship
Mount St. Mary's University Leadership Grant
Notre Dame of MD University Award
Stevenson University Faculty Academic Grant

Abby Rose O'Neill
Chestnut Hill College Scholarship
Green Mountain College Honor Award
Lycoming College Scholarship
Washington College Academic Tuition Scholarship

Elora Delaney O'Neill
McDaniel College Academic Scholarship

Noelle Kendra-Leah Rowe
Marquette University Pere Marquette Award
SUNY Oswego Destination Oswego Undergraduate Scholarship
SUNY Oswego Presidential Scholarship
Syracuse University Grant
The Ohio State University Morrill Scholars Program
Prominence Scholarship
University at Buffalo Provost Scholarship
University of Rochester Dean's Scholarship
University of Rochester National Grant

Lauren Elizabeth Smith
Goucher College Innovator Award
Johns Hopkins Univ. Applied Physics Laboratory Tuition
MICA Academic Honors Scholarship
MICA Creative Vision Award
MICA Greater Baltimore Archdiocese Award
MICA Marion I & Henry J. Knott Scholarship
MICA National Art Honor Society Scholarship
The Evergreen State College Freshman Scholastic
Achievement Award

Tyra Nicole Smith
Baltimore Metropolitan Alumnae Chapter Book Scholarship
Xavier University of Louisiana Merit Scholarship

Brianna Marie Taylor
Chestnut Hill College Grant
Chestnut Hill College Scholarship
Frostburg State Univ. Founders Scholarship

Amani Darian Wallace
Cedar Crest College Grant
Cedar Crest College H.S. Achievement Scholarship
Chowan University Alumni Scholarship
Chowan University Faith Grant
Monmouth University Incentive Grant
Queens University of Charlotte Collegiate Grant
Rider University Founder's Scholarship
Rider University Grant
Rider University Resource Grant
St. Francis Univ. Red Flash Co-Curricular Achievement Award
St. Francis University Franciscan Scholarship
St. Francis University Women's Track & Field Scholarship
University of Hartford Alumni Grant
University of Hartford University Grant

Jordan Toré Ward
Chestnut Hill College Award
Chestnut Hill College Grant
Hood College Achievement Scholarship
Hood College Grant
Hood College Rawlings EA Grant
Stevenson University Faculty Grant

College Acceptances 2008-2015

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