We are so proud of our graduates this year. We know this isn’t the way you expected the end of the school year to be, but please know how proud we are of your achievement. We look forward to seeing where your journey takes you!
Connor Maurice graduated from DoDEA McCool Middle School in Guam this year! He was voted as being Most Musically Inclined and participated in two bands, cross country, and volleyball. He was on the President’s List and did very well adapting to virtual school at home. We are so proud of our new High School freshman!
Lachlan McClellan has spent the last four years at Norview’s Leadership Center for the Sciences and Engineering, while studying film at the Governor’s School for the arts since sophomore year. He is an avid app developer, filmmaker, soccer player, and currently working on his pilot’s license. He will be attending the Tisch school of film at NYU in the fall, pursuing a BFA in Film and Television.
Mary Pembroke Kahler attended Norfolk Collegiate School for 13 years. Throughout high school, she was on the varsity swim team and played some tennis and lacrosse. She was also involved in student government as the Vice President of the senior class. Additionally, she served on the school’s steering committee for the annual Day of Giving. She was also a member of multiple organizations to include National Honor Society, National English Honor Society, the Green Team and People of Color Awareness Club. Additionally, at school she was an ambassador for the Carolton Oaks Society; a group of students selected to help market the school to prospective families and students by giving tours and attending volunteer events. Outside of school, she volunteered her time to the CHKD Adoris Circle and Norfolk Public Libraries. She was also an acolyte for several years at Christ & St. Luke’s and helped in the nursery. In the summers, she worked as a lifeguard and counselor at Camp Chanco and as a swim instructor at the YMCA. In the fall, she will be attending Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia as an Honors student where she will pursue a liberal arts degree.
Abigayle Velo Cheney graduated from 8th grade Young Scholars Program, a gifted program, at Norfolk Public School Academy of International Studies at Rosemont. Abigayle is a straight-A student who was class president and involved in orchestra, chorus, and forensic club among other activities. Her next academic adventure will be at the IB program at Granby Highschool this Fall.
Julia Finke graduated with high honors from Maury High School and Governor’s School for the Arts where she studied drama in the Theatre/Film Department. At GSA, she acted in numerous plays including #8 in “The Wolves”and Rosaline in “Love’s Labour’s Lost” For portraying Cecily in “The Importance of Being Earnest,” she won Broadway World’s Central Virginia award for Best Performance by a Non Professional. She was named “Top Performer” at the Virginia Theatre Association convention in 2018. In 2020, she won 1st place for Musical Theatre at the Virginia National Association of Teachers of Singing Competition.
Julia earned her Girl Scout Gold Award for creating a summer performing arts day camp for underserved youth called “Put the A in STEAM.” She has been a Girl Scout for 12 years. She is a member of Maury’s National Honor Society, National French Honor Society, International Thespian Honor Society, and Pink Club. She will study drama at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.