Lindsey Huguet was named the Valedictorian for the class of 2020, Principal Kevin Cushing announced to our school this week. “(Lindsey) stood out due to her commitment to the CSJ mission, dedication to the Carondelet sisterhood, impressive academic and extracurricular achievements, and meaningful volunteer work.”
“Carondelet has changed my perspective in life,” Lindsey reflected. “I (now) feel like there is nothing outside of my reach. I can go for anything that I dream of. And whether or not it actually happens—I will gain life experience from it.”
Lindsey is in the top 5% of the senior class academically, is taking four AP classes this year, and has received excellence awards from the Modern Language and Science Departments. Among her on-campus extracurricular accomplishments include four years on ASB, being elected Student Body Vice President her senior year, being a Peer Counselor, National Honor Society peer tutor, and Kairos leader. Outside of campus she participates in the National Charity League, EDGE Youth Leadership, and is a world-class competitive Irish Dancer.
“Without these opportunities, among others, and the guidance I received at Carondelet from peers, teachers, and counselors, I would have never learned so much about myself and how far I can go.”
Lindsey will read her Valedictory Speech at Graduation on Sunday, May 24.
She is still deciding which college to attend and is considering studying in the Film, Journalism, or Communication fields. “I want to find a campus where I feel completely welcomed but also challenged, just like Carondelet.”
“I’m going to challenge myself and reach for things that scare me… and there will be personal growth no matter what.”
Ten students who were in the top 5% of the class were selected to participate in the valedictorian selection process. These candidates possess an exemplary record of conduct, leadership, and service that reflects their support of the Carondelet Mission Statement and the Mission of the Sisters of Saint Joseph.
As part of the application process, candidates submit a résumé, respond to short answer prompts, and compose a draft of a valedictory address reflecting the value of receiving a Catholic education at Carondelet.
After reviewing the applications, a faculty committee narrowed the pool to five finalists who delivered their valedictory addresses. All of the candidates should be proud of their achievements at Carondelet. They are young women of Heart, Faith, Courage, and Excellence who have made lasting contributions to our community.
Principal Kevin Cushing said, “In the end, one candidate stood out because of her commitment to the CSJ mission, dedication to the Carondelet sisterhood, impressive academic and extracurricular achievements, and meaningful volunteer work. It is my honor to announce Lindsey Huguet as the Valedictorian for the Class of 2020.”