Meet the Class of 2021's Top Five!

Meet the Top Five students from the Class of 2021! An impressive class as a whole, our recent SHA graduates have excelled in a multitude of ways, from winning athletic championships to dazzling on the stage and achieving numerous academic accomplishments. We want to take the opportunity to share more with you about the Top Five students, all recognized by the Archdiocese of Hartford as Summa Scholars.  

Adjoa Yeboah 
 Valedictorian  
This year’s top-ranking student, Adjoa possesses talents varying from science to French, soccer to music, and much more. A recipient her junior year of the University of Rochester’s Bausch and Lomb Science Book Award for students illustrating excellence in science, Adjoa excelled while working with Dr. Sengupta in SHA’s biotech lab which led her to present findings to Columbia’s Bacarelli Lab, which got her published on GenBank in January of 2021. Awarded one silver and two bronze medals from the National French Exam, she also tutored in NHS, French NHS, and SNHS societies. Out of the classroom, Adjoa played soccer at SHA for four years and while playing piano for four years, was nominated for the Merit Award at Neighborhood Music School in May of this year. Adjoa will attend Harvard University and plans to study neuroscience on a Pre-Med track.  
 
Shabrang Montazer — Salutatorian  
STUCO Class President her sophomore, junior, and senior years, Shabrang is also celebrated at this year’s Salutatorian. A recipient of both silver and bronze medals for her performance in the National Spanish Exams, receiving the Rensselaer Book Award and the Scholar Leader Award from the SCC, as well as being a CT State Science Fair finalist. Additionally, at SHA, Shabrang was an active member of the Peer Connection and Key Club. Shabrang will attend The University of Connecticut Storrs where she will study Computer Science.  
 
Gabrielle Germain — Third in Class  
This year, two students tied for the third ranking in the class. One of these impressive graduates is Gabrielle Germain. A member of the Chinese National Honor Society, Science National Honor Society, and the National Honor Society, Gabrielle also received the Xerox Award for Innovation and Innovation Technology in 2020. An active participant and leader in many SHA extracurricular activities, she served as the President for both the Chinese Club and Model UN, co-founder and President of the Earth Club, and a member of the Key Club, Liturgy, Showand Madrigal choirs, and the Drama Guild, during which she wrote the school play and won the state Monologue Competition her junior year. Additionally, Gabrielle played on SHA’s tennis team and would act in the annual musicals. Gabrielle will attend McGill University and plans to major in Political Science.  
 
Cathryn Lamour – Third in Class 
Our other third ranking student this year, is Cathryn Lamour, who is a St. Michael’s Book Award recipient, a member of the National French Honors Society, and a Bronze Service Award recipient. Cathryn found the Modern Political Issues club at SHA and through her love of service and volunteering, earned over 200 hours of community service from church ministries and community outlets - a tutor from the National Honors Society, French NHD, and Mu Alpha Theta. Furthermore, Cathryn was the Senior Captain of the 2021 M3 Challenge. Cathryn will attend Cornell University and plans to major in English with a Pre-Law track.   
 
Jace Ijeh – Fourth in Class  
A recipient of the Harvard Book Award, awarded a bronze medal and honorable mention in the National Spanish Exams, and winner of the Scholar Athlete Award, Jace is our fourth ranking student from the class of 2021. At SHA, Jace served as the Choir Manager and was on the varsity soccer team all four years, being named co-captain this past year and making the all-SCC state three times and All-State team once. Jace will attend Northeastern University and plans to major in Architecture.  
Back