St. Joseph High School is proud to announce that Sofia Papanikolaou and Amy Ogle are this year’s Valedictorian and Salutatorian respectively!
Sofia Papanikolaou resides in Shelton, CT. Within the St. Joes community, she is Vice President of the National Honor Society, and has managed the 2021-2022 Freshmen Mentoring Program. Sofia has served as President of the Writing Center, President of the Film and Literature Club, Secretary of the Future Healthcare Professionals Club, and member of Student Ambassadors and the Amaranth Literary and Arts Journal. Sofia is also a Harvard Book Award and Bausch + Lomb Honorary Science Award recipient and a member of the Math, English, and Spanish Honor Societies. Outside of St. Joes, Sofia is a competitive dancer and assistant dance teacher at Thrive: The Essence of Dance in Monroe, CT. In the fall, Sofia plans to attend the University of Connecticut as an Honors Scholar and recipient of the Nutmeg Scholarship (full cost-of-attendance scholarship) to study Physiology and Neurobiology on the pre-medical track.
SJ’s salutatorian, Amy Ogle, resides in Oxford, CT. She is the Literary Editor of both the School’s Yearbook and the Amaranth Literary and Arts Journal. Amy is also involved in the Drama Club, Student Ambassadors, Music Ministry, and the Writing Center. Outside of St. Joes, Amy teaches religious education to first and second graders at St. Thomas the Apostle Parish. She is a recipient of the Cornell Book Award and winner of “Best Literature” for two years in Amaranth’s annual contest. She is a member of the National Honor Society, as well as the English, Spanish, and Music Honor Societies. In the fall, Amy will attend the University of Richmond as a Presidential Scholar to study English and Creative Writing.
“We are so proud of these two very accomplished students who embody all that is St. Joes,” said Principal, Nancy DiBuono. “Sofia is a great leader and is a perfect example of strength and character in our school community. Amy is an incredibly talented student with strong artistic skills and work ethic. Both of these students set high standards for themselves and are inspirations both in and out of the classroom.”