Congratulations to Micaela Shackleford and Stefanie Janowicz, who have been named valedictorian and salutatorian respectively for the class of 2021.
“Villa has not only given me so many opportunities to challenge myself, but also so many people who are there to support me and motivate me,” Micaela said. “With the help of an environment where I am surrounded by people who care about me and believe in me, I have been able to accept and accomplish the challenges that help me grow as a student and as a person.”
Micaela has been involved in a range of activities during her years at Villa Maria, including Mission and Ministry, Peer Ministry, Chorus, Madrigals, Malvern Theater Society, and Marian Masques. She plays the guitar, and has been a competitive baton twirling since the sixth grade. She is a member of the National Honor Society, vice president of French Honor Society, and a member of Quill and Scroll Honor Society, Tri-M Music Honor Society, and math honor society Mu Alpha Theta. Micaela plans to study psychology and international relations, and is deciding among Pepperdine, University of San Diego, and Villanova for college next year.
Salutatorian Stefanie Janowicz has been involved in the Outreach Leadership team of Mission and Ministry, Music Ministry, Peer Ministry, Malvern Theatre Society, and Math League. She is a Eucharistic Minister and president of the Respect Life Club. Outside of school Stefanie also dances. She is a National Merit Commended Scholar and a member of the National Honor Society, math honor society Mu Alpha Theta, Spanish Honor Society, and Quill and Scroll Honor Society.
Stefanie is deciding between Georgetown University and Boston College for college next year, where she plans to major in nursing and minor in Spanish.
“Looking back on the past four years, I am so grateful to everyone at Villa for giving me the opportunity and flexibility to take rigorous courses that challenged me in the best way and allowed me to become an academically well-rounded student, ready to take on the new challenges of college,” Stefanie says. “I am especially grateful to all of Villa’s incredible teachers for their continuous passion, support, and genuine care for all of us Villa girls!”