HAMMOND | As graduation nears, Bishop Noll Institute has named its class of 2014 top academic seniors. These students, each with a grade point average of 4.0 or higher due to weighted grades, receive the title and honor of Bishop Noll Graduate with Distinction.
When announcing these high-achieving students, BNI Principal Craig Stafford said, “These students emulate Bishop Noll Institute’s philosophy of preparing a student’s mind, body, and soul. They are great people who have many successes inside and outside the classroom.
"All of them are going to be successful at whatever they choose to do after graduation. They are prime examples of the superior Catholic education that Bishop Noll Institute provides to all of our students.”
This year's Graduates with Distiction are led by valedictorian Nicholas Anglin, of Hammond, a graduate of St. Thomas More School in Munster, and co-salutatorians Spencer Hickey, of Dyer, also a graduate of St. Thomas More School, and Julie Whitehair, of Calumet City, Ill., a graduate of Christ Our Savior School in Calumet City.
Other honored seniors are: Elena Sobilo, of Whiting, Emmanuel Roldan, of East Chicago, and Justin Figueroa, of East Chicago, all graduates of St. John the Baptist School in Hammond; Marissa Radziwiecki, of East Chicago, a graduate of St. Stanislaus School in East Chicago; Eloy Melero, of Calumet City, and Michael Crnkovic, of Hammond, both graduates of St. Casimir School in Hammond; Alejandro Argamasilla, of Dyer, a graduate of St. Thomas More School; Salvador Cordova, of Hammond, a graduate of St. John Bosco School in Hammond; and Jacqueline Esparza, of Highland, a graduate of Our Lady of Grace School in Highland.