May 12th, 2022 | Posted in News

On Wednesday, May 11, 2022, Concordia Prep held the first in-person Academic Awards night since the spring of 2019. Before the Awards Ceremony the spring NHS ceremony was held. Juniors Brennen Peroutka and Nadira Shaduk were inducted into the National Honor Society. These students have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. Students who were inducted into the NHS last fall at the virtual ceremony were present to receive their certificates: Henry Edwards, Ryan Calhiera, Leah Corona, Jake Brintnall, Madison Coons, Colton Drought, Cadia Sanders, Hailee Ford, and Gabrielle Smelcer. After the ceremony, they were joined by senior NHS members for a group shot. Missing from the photo: Leah Daniels, Katherine Doyle, Jahneé Evans, Lakiyah Gales, Jadyn Green, Aaron Mobley, and Jennifer Rodriguez.

Photos from the NHS Inductions and Upper School Awards Night: View Photos


  • Valedictorian – Alisa Alford
  • Salutatorian – Madisen Bonner
  • College Board National African American Recognition Program – Alisa Alford
  • National Merit Scholarship Program – Emily Chamish
  • HOBY Youth Leadership – Justin Harvey-representative, Simone Tyson-alternate
  • Van Hollen Public Service Award – Jonathan Makrodimitris
  • UMBC Meyerhoff Scholars Program nominees – Alisa Alford, Yuri Braga, Emily Chamish
  • Bausch + Lomb Honorary Science Award – Gabrielle Smelcer
  • University of Rochester Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony Award – Cadia Sanders
  • University of Rochester George Eastman Young Leaders Award – Ryan Calheira
  • Rensselaer Medal – Gabrielle Smelcer
  • First Financial Federal Credit Union Scholarship – Emily Chamish
  • Senior Athletes – Sone Metuge, Faith Vernarelli
  • 12-Season Athletes – Brooke Marschall, Brooke Meyer
  • Scholar Athletes – Alisa Alford, Yuri Braga
  • Christus Victor – Cameron Harris, Kaitlyn Osbourn
  • C. Markland Kelly – Madelaine Godat, Kaden Koester
  • McCormick Unsung Hero – Alisa Alford, Toyja Kelley, Jr.


  • Religion Department – Andrew Couser
  • Fine Arts – Faith Vernarelli
  • English – Joel Strong
  • World Languages – Emily Chamish
  • Mathematics – Emily Chamish
  • Science – Yuri Braga
  • Social Studies – Joel Strong


  • 12th Grade – Alisa Alford, Madisen Bonner, Yuri Braga, Teresa DiPelino, Brooke Marschall,
    Brooke Meyer, and Faith Vernarelli
  • 11th Grade – Ryan Calheira, Madison Coons, Hailee Ford, Lakiyah Gales, Cadia Sanders, and Gabrielle Smelcer
  • 10th Grade – Amelia Blazek, Corey Bradley, Justin Harvey, Emma McGraw, Segun Serchan, Chloe Shertzer, Ellie Stout

Concordia Prep Class of 2022 seniors playing in college next year:

  • Terrell Bartee – Albright College, Football
  • Everette Dingle – East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania, Football
  • Keenan Gilchrist – Shippensburg University, Football
  • Clifton Gillis – Gila River Community College, Football
  • Madelaine Goddat – Bridgewater College, Lacrosse
  • Braden Hofstetter – Lancaster Bible College, Baseball
  • Jacob Hofstetter – Stevenson University, Baseball
  • Toyja Kelley – Ursinus College, Football
  • Kaden Koester – Embry-Riddle University, Soccer
  • Gabriel McArthur – American International College, Football
  • Kogge Metuge – Shippensburg University, Football
  • Sone Metuge – Shippensburg University, Football
  • Josh Pouncy – Elms College, Basketball