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Mount Mercy Academy announces its valedictorian and salutatorian

May 16, 2023 | Lifestyles

Mount Mercy Academy Head of School Michele Melligan recently named the valedictorian and salutatorian for the Class of 2023. Catherine Klodzinski and Jillian Schneck were honored for their outstanding four-year academic records.

Klodzinski, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Klodzinski of Buffalo, finished her four years with the highest cumulative average earning the right to be the Valedictorian for the Mount Mercy Academy Class of 2023. Klodzinsk is a member of the Health and Science, Visual Arts, and Women in Social Sciences Academies and is a student ambassador. In addition, Klodzinski is a section editor of the Mercienne, the school yearbook, and is also a member of the Merciette, the school newspaper. She is also a member of the McAuley Chapter of National Honor Society and a McAuley Scholar. In addition, she was a part of the Mock Trial team, Art Club and Foreign Language Club. Klodzinski plans to attend Daemen University in the fall and enroll in the Physician Assistant Studies BS/MS Program.

Schneck, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Schneck of Buffalo, completed her years at Mount Mercy with the second highest overall average in the class and was named Salutatorian for the Class of 2023. Schneck is a member of the National Honor Society and the Health and Science and Visual Arts Academies and a McAuley Scholar. She has also been on the Mock Trial team for four years and is a student ambassador. Schneck will attend the University at Buffalo and intends to major in Pharmacy (PharmD).

Mount Mercy’s Class of 2023 will graduate on May 24.

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