WATERTOWN, NY — Academic leaders of the Immaculate Heart Central Class of 2022 are Raphaela R. Harrienger, valedictorian, with a cumulative grade point average of 94.84, and Victoria C. Ledoux, salutatorian, with a 94.16 average.
Raphaela R. Harrienger, the daughter of David and Anne Harrienger, Watertown, has received the Scholarship for Academic Excellence, the Alice Jane Coughlin Memorial Scholarship and the Office of NYS Comptroller Award.
She was elected to membership in the Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapter of the National Honor Society in grades 11 and 12.
Raphaela has been in the Tri-County Art Show for the past four years. She was recently recognized with the Immaculate Heart Central Artifact Legacy Award for the Daughter of Eve mural that she painted during her junior and senior years.
She played varsity tennis her entire high school career, competing her final season on the Frontier League division team. She also played lacrosse for two years.
Raphaela has been accepted as a biology and pre-med student at St. John Fisher and will attend in the fall with the intention of becoming a physician assistant.
Victoria C. Ledoux is the daughter of Michael and Tricia Ledoux, Watertown, NY.
In addition to earn salutatorian honors, she was selected as the recipient of the Sisters of St. Joseph Departmental Awards for history and science, and the Augsbury Scholarship at St. Lawrence University. Tori is a member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapter of National Honor Society where she served as treasurer and secretary. She is a member of the Faith Community Service Program and has been recognized for her achievements in art, earning a blue ribbon in the Tri-County Art Show.
Tori excels at athletics and has been awarded the United States Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete Award, Section III Scholar-Athlete awards, Joe Macsuga Memorial Coaches’ Award and the Clarence “Boots” Gaffney Award for Outstanding Female Athlete. She was selected as captain of her varsity soccer, basketball and lacrosse teams where she was named a Frontier League All-Star and Times All-North Selection.
Tori will be attending Frederick Gunn School in Connecticut starting this fall for a postgraduate year of study.