Bishop Feehan High School Announces Top Students in Class of 2022

ATTLEBORO, MA -  Bishop Feehan High School proudly announces its top-ranked students in the Class of 2022, who have excelled inside and outside the classroom during their four years on the school’s Holcott Drive campus.

 

These ten soon-to-be graduates rank the highest among a class of 265. The Class of 2022 will be the 58th to graduate from Feehan and will be another class with 100% of graduates accepted into one or more four-year colleges or universities.

 

The Top Ten students (alphabetically) are: Grace Burke (Mansfield, MA), Margaret Dion (Attleboro, MA), Patrick Healey (Bellingham, MA), Brendan Krue (North Attleboro, MA), Patrick McGee (Rumford, RI), Sofia Morgan (Mansfield, MA),  Amy Parkinson (North Attleboro, MA), Haley Petrucci (Attleboro, MA), Ryan Shute (North Attleboro, MA), Erik Watka (North Attleboro, MA).

 

In addition, the top three students (in order and with profiles below) are: Valedictorian Amy Parkinson (North Attleboro, MA); Salutatorian Patrick Healey (Bellingham, MA); Tree Dedicator (third in class) Grace Burke (Mansfield, MA).

 

“Our Class of 2022 at Feehan is  a phenomenal group of leaders, scholars, athletes and citizens,” said Bishop Feehan President, Tim Sullivan ‘87. “And our three top academic students this year represent their class perfectly. This whole class, and Amy, Patrick and Grace specifically, have persisted through very challenging years, remained connected to their classmates in very unique ways, and make their soon-to-be alma mater very proud. We can’t wait to see what the future holds for this class.”   

 

Valedictorian

 

Amy Parkinson, the daughter of Mr. Daniel Parkinson and Mrs. Ellen Parkinson of North Attleboro, MA, has earned the title of Valedictorian of the Bishop Feehan High School Class of 2022. The Parkinson family is part of the Sacred Heart Parish of North Attleboro, MA.

 

Amy ParkinsonAmy  is highly involved in the school community and has taken every opportunity to establish an impressive record of scholastic achievements, extracurricular accomplishments, and community service activities. She is a member of the Science (Executive Board Member), French, History, Math, English, and National Honor Societies and has been recognized for her academic excellence through various awards. She received the 2021 Pope St. Pius X Youth Award through the Diocese for her service to the parish community and the Yale Book Award, which is presented to a student who displays great academic and social prowess, intuitive growth mindset, and demonstrated excellence for service. Additionally, Amy was recognized with the Science Gold Medal for being the highest performing science student in her class. Amy sincerely appreciates the learning process and has challenged herself throughout high school with our most rigorous curriculum of Advanced Placement and Honors I level courses. She is a conscientious, self-motivated, quietly confident individual who consistently achieves top ten status and First Honors as a result of her endless effort and diligence.   

 

Amy is also a member of various clubs and activities at Feehan and beyond,  including the Saint Vincent de Paul Service Club (Co-President), French Explorations Club, Campus Ministry, Winter Track, Spring Track, Cross Country (captain) and service work at her home parish and with the Abundant Hope Pregnancy Resource Center,

 

In the fall, Amy will attend Boston College where she will pursue a major in biology. 



Salutatorian

Patrick Healey, the son of David and Kristine Healey of Bellingham, MA, has earned the title of Salutatorian of the Bishop Feehan High School Class of 2022. The Healey family is part of St. Blaise Catholic Parish in Bellingham, MA.

 

Pat healeyPatrick has fully maximized our school’s academic offerings since the onset of his freshman year, taking on extra challenges (like our Summer Geometry offering and accessing college-level work through UMass, Cal Berkeley and Johns Hopkins University) to prepare him for his preferred Pre-Med college path. Patrick has taken both AP Calculus course offerings at Feehan, AP Physics, AP Biology, AP Psychology, Anatomy & Physiology, Emergency Medicine, Bioethics, and Advanced Fitness & Wellness, all in addition to his four years of coursework within  our core curriculum. Needless to say, the perfect 4.0 cumulative, unweighted grade point average that Patrick has earned, coupled with his incredibly challenging curriculum, make him a terrific example of the academic possibilities available through Bishop Feehan.



Patrick has also been actively involved in a wide range of extracurricular life here at Feehan within a number of different capacities. Most notably, he has been the top distance runner for our Cross Country, Winter and Spring Track teams since his sophomore year and was elected as a captain for all three of his senior seasons and breaking school distance records this past year. He serves as an officer for the Student Council and is also the president of the Mercy Chapter of the National Honor Society as well as the Science and Mathematics National Honor Societies. Patrick regularly volunteers for the American Cancer Society and, here at Feehan, he is a member of our school’s Red Cross Club. In addition, he is the founder and president of the Bishop Feehan Pre-Med Club.



In the fall, Patrick will attend Washington University in St. Louis where he will major in Biochemistry within the College of Arts and Sciences and run competitively for the Bears.

 


Tree Planter (Third-Ranked Student)

Grace Burke, the daughter of Mr. Michael Burke and Mrs. Maureen Burke of Mansfield, MA has earned the title of Tree Planter of the Bishop Feehan High School Class of 2022. The Burke family are members of Saint Mary’s Catholic Church in Mansfield, MA. 

 

Grace BurkeGrace is a highly motivated student with an incredible work ethic. She is a well-rounded individual who has established impressive contributions in leadership, academic achievement, athletic accomplishments, and community service activities. She holds membership in the English, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Spanish Honor Societies as well as the National Honor Society for which she was elected as Secretary. Grace embraces challenge and has taken the most rigorous course load that the Bishop Feehan High School has to offer through a program of Advanced Placement and Honors I level classes. She loves to learn and her conscientious efforts are recognized through her consistent achievement of First Honors status on the Bishop Feehan High School Honor Roll.

 

Grace has earned numerous accolades including an honorable mention, bronze and silver medals on the National Spanish exam every year since her freshman year. She was honored as the recipient of the prestigious Brown University Book Award in 2021

 

Grace participates in many school and community activities, without sacrificing her excellent academic standing. Soccer has been an integral part of her life. She plays on the Bishop Feehan High School’s varsity team as well as on an elite traveling club team. In addition to playing for the two teams she also volunteers as a youth soccer coach, works as a referee, and plays as a Unified Partner for the Special Olympics. Grace cares deeply about protecting the environment and is an active member of the Plainville Chapter of the American Conservation Coalition. She shares her knowledge with other students through her work as a volunteer peer tutor in Bishop Feehan’s Academic Resource Center in Spanish, Algebra and Geometry. She also serves others through her involvement with the Sister Pat Sunshine Club, the Saint Vincent de Paul Club, Science Fair Club mentorship program, and as a Campus Ministry Senior Associate.

 

Grace has expressed a strong interest in the medical field. She is an active participant in both the Red Cross and Pre-Med Clubs at Bishop Feehan. She has worked as a volunteer at Miriam Hospital in Providence, RI and also volunteers for the Epilepsy Foundation of New England where she advocates for the epileptic community by reaching out to local legislators. 

 

In the fall, Grace will attend the University of Virginia where she will pursue a degree in Neuroscience on a Pre-Med track.

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