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Class of 2018!

Congratulations Class of 2018, faculty, staff and Corporate Work Study Partners who made these accomplishments possible for our graduates!

Accomplishments for the Class of 2018:


  1. 100% college acceptance into four-year colleges and universities
  2. Accepted to over 90 colleges and universities throughout the U.S.
  3. Awarded over $11,000,000 in scholarships.

Graduation (date/time/location):

June 9, 2018 10:30 am

St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Lawrence


Valedictorian - Xavier Alexander Vasquez (pictured on the left)

Class President Amiayah Marie Espinal (pictured in the middle)

Salutatorian Johvanni Perez (pictured on the right)



Awards and Recognition


The St. Julie Billiart Award

This award is given to the senior who best exemplifies the qualities of St. Julie Billiart, the foundress of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, the same sisters who founded Notre Dame Cristo Rey High School. He/she should possess a selfless nature, joyful disposition, and dedication to students, staff and community. This student should also have a relationship with God that is exemplified in daily life experiences.


We are pleased to recognize this year’s recipient: Marie Ange Kabedi Tshimbalanga


The Sister Dorothy Stang, SNDdeN Award

Sister Dorothy Stang, SNDdeN spent her life creating communities of hope throughout the Amazon region of Brazil.  Her deep prayerfulness, tenacious spirit, and passion for justice led her to speak out for the rights and dignity of all people and creation.  This award recognizes the senior who exemplifies the spirit of Sister Dorothy in word and example in our NDCR community.


We are pleased to recognize this year’s recipient: Jzania Aurora Vargas


Founder’s Award

In 2004, Sister Mary Murphy, a woman of vision, perseverance and integrity, took a risk and stepped out in faith with unyielding determination and the support of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur to build from the ground up what today is known as Notre Dame Cristo Rey High School. This award is given to the student who exemplifies the virtues and spirit of Sister Mary Murphy, founder and first president of NDCR.


We are pleased to recognize this year’s recipient: Isairis Maria Guzman Lamarche


The Corporate Work Study Award

We are proud to be one of 32 Cristo Rey schools across the country who employ an innovative work-study model that provides our students a unique opportunity for learning outside the classroom.  The Corporate Work Study Award is conferred upon a student who, in the eyes of the Corporate Work Study staff, has best demonstrated four years of excellence by going above and beyond, consistently exhibiting outstanding performance in the Work Study Program. 


We are pleased to recognize this year’s recipients: Daniel Elias Carrero & Tiana Marie Pazmino


Departmental Awards of Excellence

  1. Valedictorian, Salutatorian (above)
  2. Anatomy & Physiology - Maryah Morel
  3. AP Environmental Science - Xavier Vasquez
  4. AP Calculus - Johvanni Perez
  5. AP Psychology - Samantha Vargas
  6. Forensic Science - Tiana Pazmino
  7. British Literature and Composition - Jurianna Belliard
  8. Honors British Literature and Composition - Emily Gomez
  9. Calculus - Alianny Silverio
  10.  Current Events - Daniel Carrero
  11.  FST (Functions, Statistics, Trigonometry) - Patricia Rodriguez
  12.  Law - Wilson Vazquez
  13.  Psychology - Libenyi Vidal-Delossantos
  14.  Religion - Emily Gomez
  15.  AP Spanish Literature - Alianny Silverio
  16.  Spanish 3 Non-Native - Daniel Carrero
  17.  Spanish 3 Native - Mayrobi Morrobel

Student Athlete Awards

This award is presented to one female and one male student athlete who have shown outstanding scholarship, athleticism and sportsmanship during their years at Notre Dame Cristo Rey High School.


We are pleased to recognize this year’s recipients: Nyomi Denise Holmes & Dennison J. Gabin

The Class of 2018 will be attending the following colleges and universities:

  1. Arcadia University (1)
  2. Boston University (1)
  3. College of Saint Benedict (2)
  4. College of the Holy Cross (1)
  5. Fairfield University (2)
  6. Fitchburg State University (5)
  7. Merrimack College (3)
  8. Middlesex Community College (5)
  9. Northern Essex Community College (1)
  10. Norwich University (1)
  11. Regis College (2)
  12. Rivier University (6)
  13. Salem State University (4)
  14. St. John's University - Queens Campus (2)
  15. University of Maine (1)
  16. University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (3)
  17. University of Massachusetts, Boston (1)
  18. University of Massachusetts, Lowell (4)
  19. Worcester Polytechnic Institute (1)

Notable Four-Year Scholarships received by the Class of 2018:

Jurianna Belliard & Amiayah Espinal – Dean's Scholarship for College of St. Benedict's

Joan Cardona – Academic Distinction Scholarship & Founders Merit Scholarship for Rivier

Maryah Morel – Presidential Catholic Scholarship, supporting her education at Regis

Daniel Carrero – St. Vincent de Paul Scholarship & Ozanam Scholars Scholarship for St. John's