Notre Dame announces record-setting college scholarships for graduating class

FAIRFIELD—After being one of the few high schools to offer full in-person learning during the 2020-21 school year, Notre Dame High School held its 62nd annual graduation ceremony on Sunday, June 6. At the ceremony, Christopher Cipriano, principal, announced that the 127 graduates had set a school record, receiving over $28 million in college scholarships and grants.

Students ranked in the Top 10 of the class (actually 11 students due to a tie) will be attending: Princeton University, UConn (3), Fairfield University (2), Villanova University, Bentley College, New York University, Northeastern University, and the College of the Holy Cross. 

Valedictorian, Sarah Sportini from Stratford, will be attending UConn to study Psychology. Salutatorian, Rose Linkasamy from Fairfield, will be attending the College of the Holy Cross to study Chemistry and Calculus. Both students delivered speeches to the audience at the graduation ceremony.

Principal Cipriano also announced the recipient of the Most Outstanding Senior at graduation. Voted by the faculty, Rose Baker of Trumbull received the prestigious honor in recognition of her academic excellence and contributions to Notre Dame and local communities. Most recently, Rose, as a member of the school’s Leadership Institute, coordinated a St. Baldrick’s fundraiser for pediatric cancer research, raising over $11,000.

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(Photos by Christina Rodrigues)