Bishop Hendricken announces 2024 Valedictorian and Co-Salutatorians

WARWICK, RI (May 31, 2024) – Mark DeCiccio ’03, Principal, and Natalie Kessimian, Assistant Principal, are proud to announce Daniel D’Alessio ’24 as the Class of 2024’s Valedictorian and Jack Hamilton ’24 and Logan Perrigo ’24 as Co-Salutatorians with identical GPAs. All three students will offer remarks at the 63rd Graduation Exercises on Monday, June 10, 2024 at 5pm in the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul.

“Dan, Jack, and Logan are among the brightest students and best young men I have ever had the privilege of knowing,” said DeCiccio. “All three are incredibly close inside and outside of the classroom, and over the course of their high school careers, have pushed themselves and each other to be better students. Their resumes are the result of hard work, sacrifice, and relentless dedication to their studies. We are blessed to count them as Hendricken men, and I know they will continue to excel in their future endeavors.”

An exceptional student, D’Alessio has earned admission to top colleges, including Harvard University, University of Notre Dame, and University of Pennsylvania, among others. Ranked 1st in the Class of 2024, D’Alessio carries a 3.97 GPA in a full Advanced Placement (AP) and honors course load. D’Alessio has earned President’s List honors all five years of his Bishop Hendricken career. D’Alessio is a National Merit Commended Scholar, an AP Scholar with Honor, Rhode Island Civic Leadership Award honoree, Rhode Island General Treasurer’s Young Leader Award recipient, and Claiborne Pell Medal awardee. He has been inducted into the National Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society, National English Honor Society, and the Mu Alpha Theta National Mathematics Honor Society. This year, he earned the 2LT Richard D. McKenzie ’63 Memorial Book Award and the Lt. Governor’s Advance RI Leadership Award. As a junior, D’Alessio earned the Harvard and Br. Vincent G. McNally Spanish Book Awards.

Outside of the classroom, D’Alessio was elected Student Body Vice President this fall and voted 2024 Man of the Year this spring. He is also a member of the Leadership Academy, Ambassador’s Club, Mock Trial, Peer Mentors, Peer Ministry, Stock Market Club, and co-host of the iHawk Radio podcast. A strong advocate for servant leadership, D’Alessio participated in the Brownsville, Texas mission trip.

D’Alessio will pursue a business-related course of study at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana this fall.

Hamilton boasts a 3.95 GPA and has earned President’s List and High Honors distinctions every semester while taking a demanding AP and honors course load. A National Merit Scholarship Finalist and National Merit Siemens Scholarship winner, Hamilton is a proud member of the National Honor Society, National French Honor Society, and Mu Alpha Theta National Mathematics Honor Society. He has also earned with The French Consulate of Boston Award, Yale Book Award, Martha Murray Peer Mentor Award, and Bishop Hendricken’s President’s Scholarship. His counselor describes him as a student who “consistently goes above and beyond in and out of the classroom to ensure his success and the success of others.”

On campus, Hamilton is a member of the drama program, Arts Academy, Peer Mentors, French Club, Ambassador’s Club, Math Team, Gardening Club, Improv Club, Board Game Design Club, Hawks for Her, Surfing Club, Intramural Pickleball, and Creative Writing Club. Outside of school, Hamilton has volunteered for Farm Fresh Rhode Island.

Hamilton plans to declare an engineering major at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire this fall.

Perrigo carries a 3.95 GPA and is a four-year member of the President’s List while taking a full AP and honors course load. A gifted student, Perrigo completed Bishop Hendricken’s full Mathematics curriculum a year early. An AP Scholar with Honor, he is a member of the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta National Mathematics Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society, and National English Honor Society. In 2023, Perrigo finished in 1st place in Rhode Island on the National Spanish Exam Level 3. His counselor describes him as “one of those special students who are few and far between; asking and thirsting for more knowledge and more difficult courses.”

Perrigo is an active member of the drama program, earning credits as a sound designer and mixer. This spring, he received the Excellence in Theatrical Design Award. He is also captain of Academic Decathlon, an English tutor in the Hawks’ Writing Center, and member of the Arts Academy, Gardening Club, Math Team, Esports, Hawks for Her, Intramural Pickleball, and previously Swimming. Outside of school, Perrigo has volunteered for his parish’s Vacation Bible School and Farm Fresh Rhode Island.

Perrigo will study Applied Mathematics and Environmental Science at Brown University in Providence this fall.




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