Highest Awards

"Sharing the Love of the Heart of Christ"
Each year at Honors Convocation held in May, graduating seniors are honored for their accomplishments, including the special awards listed below. The recipients of these awards are not publicly named until the night of Honors Convocation. Below is a preview of each award and the criteria for how students are selected to receive them.

The Clelian Award ~ Nicole Beard

The Clelian Award, the highest award given to a graduating senior, is bestowed in honor of Blessed Clelia Merloni, the foundress of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart. This esteemed award is given to a senior who exemplifies the charism of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart and the ideals of Cor Jesu Academy, including compassion, service, loyalty, and love for the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The young woman chosen to receive the Clelian Award shares the love of the heart of Christ and is compelled by His love.

Sr. Anita Marie Giampetro Award ~ Naomi See

The Sr. Anita Marie Giampetro, ASCJ Award is named in memory of Cor Jesu Academy’s founding principal, Sr. Anita Marie Giampetro, ASCJ. Sr. Anita Marie was outstanding leader and educator, who loved the girls of Cor Jesu and whose life was devoted to giving both intellectual and spiritual guidance to “her girls.” The award bearing her name recognizes a graduating senior who demonstrates the true spirit of Cor Jesu and who exemplifies Sr. Anita Marie’s generous and caring attitude in outstanding service to Cor Jesu Academy. 
    • Nicole Beard

      Nicole Beard

    • Naomi See

      Naomi See

Martin Luther King, Jr. Model of Justice Award ~ Madison Watson (Cor Jesu) & Mia Strahlendorf (Sacred Heart Parish)

The Martin Luther King Jr Model of Justice Award honors the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who sought equality and justice for all and to make the country a place where freedom and peace would flourish.  Winners are nominated by area schools and parishes.

Jennifer Anne Metherd Memorial Award ~ Claire Koster

The Jennifer Metherd Award is given to a senior who exemplifies dedication and conviction for life: the unborn, the poor, the aged, the infirm, the challenged. The award was established by Jennifer’s parents in memory of their daughter, Jennifer ’90, who passed away when she was 21 and dedicated her life to promoting the dignity of life in all its forms.

Archbishop May Award ~ Meghan Fox

The Archbishop May Service Award is an award given to one senior at each Catholic high school within the St. Louis Archdiocese each year. The seniors who receive this award are chosen based on their exemplification of community service during their high school career.

Top Ranking Seniors

Valedictorian ~  Claire Koster

Salutatorian ~ Kayla Tiemann

Third-Ranking Senior ~ Madeleine Pasque

Fourth-Ranking Seniors ~ Victoria Anderson & Payton Lowrey


Athletic and Other Awards

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch Athlete Award is given to a graduate for her outstanding participation in athletics as well as her excellent academics

St. Louis Post-Dispatch Scholar Athlete ~ Madeleine Pasque

The Army Reserve National Scholar Athlete Award is presented to a senior who has achieved a winning combination:  excellence in both academics and athletics.  This award is presented to students across the nation.  

Army Reserve National Scholar Athlete ~ Ann Leiber

The MSHSAA and the National Federation of State High School Associations gives an Award of Excellence to individuals from each Missouri High School for exemplary display of sportsmanship, ethics, and integrity.

MSHSAA Sportsmanship Award ~ Olivia DuCharme

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program recognizes high school youth on the basis of volunteer work in their communities. These young volunteers get involved in community activities and inspire other young people to get involved as well.

President's Volunteer Service Award ~ Clarie Beirne

The Jack Buck Scholar-Leadership Award is awarded annually to a student in the St. Louis Metropolitan Area. The recipient must demonstrate outstanding character, academic ability, and the potential to be a leader in the community.

Jack Buck Scholar-Leadership Award ~ Lauren Kohn

High School Diplomats-Japan is an extension of the High School Diplomat experience for American students. The competitive program gives 20 former High School Diplomat participants the opportunity to travel to Japan for a unique, three-week cultural adventure. The trip is divided into three parts: tour, home stay, and the cultural exchange program. 

High School Diplomat Program - Japan ~ Naomi See

Each year the state of Missouri recognizes the top 100 high school seniors for their academic excellence, leadership, and co-curricular activities.

Missouri Scholars 100 ~ Claire Koster

Outstanding Student Awards

The Outstanding Student Award is given to a senior in each department. The departments give the award to a student who exhibits, not only high academic achievement but also curiosity in the subject, resilience and perseverance. These students work hard and go above and beyond, bringing enthusiasm and determination with them to the class. The members of each department decide on the winners of this award as a team.

Outstanding Student in Music ~ Taylor Glomb

Excellence in Instrumental Performance ~ Anna Groesch

Excellence in Vocal Performance ~ Erica Ancell

Outstanding Student in Visual Art ~ Grace Bolesta

Vivan Pasetti Drama Award ~ Margaret Kuntz

Outstanding Student in Theology ~ Alexandra Ford

Outstanding Student in Foreign Language

    French ~ Eleanor Fucetola

    Latin ~ Olivia DuCharme & Claire Koster

    Spanish ~ Victoria Anderson

Outstanding Student in Life Sciences ~ Payton Lowrey

Outstanding Student in Physical Sciences ~ Miranda Nolan

Outstanding Student in Mathematics ~ Claire Lux

Jane Laurentius Award for Excellence in English ~ Olivia DuCharme

Clare Furay Writing Award ~ Claire Koster

Sr. Mary Grimi Award for Excellence in American History ~ Clare Berns

Robert Byrne Award for Execellence in Social Studies ~ Kathleen Fink

National Merit Scholarship Program


Claire Koster
Margaret Kuntz
Mikaela Loucks


Sydney England
Alexandra Ford
Payton Lowrey
Shelby Schuelen
Kayla Tiemann

National Merit Hispanic Scholar

Caroline Farroll

Scholarships and Admittance into Special Programs

Congratulations to the following seniors who received full-tuition scholarships and/or admittance into highly competitive programs:

Kathleen Anderson
            Rockhurst University - Trustees’ Scholarship
Victoria Anderson
            Boston College -Boston College FACHEX
            Loyola University Chicago - Loyola University Chicago FACHEX
            Marquette University- Marquette University FACHEX
Claire Berns
            Marquette University- Pre-Law Scholar Program
Sabrina Bolt
            University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa - Presidential Scholarship
Caroline Eleeson
            Rockhurst University: Occupational Therapy  Program
            Saint Louis University: Occupational Therapy Program
Caroline Farroll
            University of Missouri-National Merit Scholarship
Lauren Ferrari
            Saint Louis University - Presidential Scholarship
Meghan Fox
            Rockhurst: Occupational Therapy Program
            Saint Louis University:  Occupational Therapy Program
Abigail Griesman
            Xavier University - Nursing Program
            Saint Louis University- Nursing Program
            Rockhurst University - Nursing Program
Anna Groesch
            Oberlin College - Oberlin Music Conservatory
Claire Lambert
            University of Alabama-Huntsville
Erin Lewis
            University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa - Presidential Scholarship
Mikaela Loucks
             Fordham University -Fordham Scholarship for National Merit Semifinalist
             University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa - Presidential Scholarship
Claire Lux
            University of Tulsa - Presidential Scholar
Taylor Marty
            University of Missouri-Columbia Pre-Veterinary Medical Scholars Program
Olivia Moran
            Marquette University- Marquette University FACHEX
Mackenzie O’Connor
            University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa - Presidential Scholarship
Madeleine Pasque
            United State Military Academy
            United State Naval Academy
Anna Schultz
            Rockhurst University - Trustees’ Scholarship
            Saint Louis University - Medical Scholars Program
            Creighton University - College of Arts & Sciences Dean’s Fellow Program
Naomi See  
            Bryan Cameron Scholarship
Elizabeth Todd
            University of Missouri -Stamps Scholars Program