Meet MWHS Class of 2021 Valedictorian Carleigh Newman & Salutatorian Meghan Catherwood

on June 22, 2021

MWHS Class of 2021 Valedictorian

Carleigh Newman

Carleigh Newman will attend Binghamton University, majoring in Biological Sciences on a Pre-Medical Track and plans on participating in their First-year Research Immersion program.

Carleigh is vice-president of the Spanish Honor Society and LEAD Mentoring Club and a member of the National and Tri-M Music Honor Societies, Girls’ Varsity Golf Team, Math Team, Interact, and STARS Club. She is a cellist in the MWHS Chamber Orchestra, has volunteered as a music mentor at a local elementary school, and has participated in NYSSMA, All-County, and Area-All State Festivals. During her senior year, she was a tutor for Essential Prep, a student-led and taught SAT prep course.

Carleigh is also a dancer at Terpsichore the Dancerschool, where she is a member of the Senior Company and a dance demonstrator for younger students. She has been a Girl Scout since Kindergarten and is a youth member of the Monroe Volunteer Ambulance Corps.

Class of 2021 Valedictorian and Salutatorian

From left: Valedictorian Carleigh Newman & Salutatorian Meghan Catherwood.

MWHS Class of 2021 Salutatorian

Meghan Catherwood

Meghan Catherwood will attend Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, where she will continue her diving career as a member of the women’s swimming and diving program. She is currently undecided in her major, but hopes to pursue a career in health sciences in the future.

Meghan is a member of National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, Varsity Swimming and Diving, Varsity Golf, Math Team, Interact, STARS, and LEAD. She is currently treasurer of the Spanish Honor Society and was named a captain of the Varsity Swim and Dive Team as a senior. She is heavily involved with her school and club diving teams, allowing her to medal at the NYSPHSAA Championships and hold a school record in the sport.

Since seventh grade, Meghan has volunteered at St. Patrick’s Parish as an altar server during weekly mass and a summer camp counselor for their Vacation Bible School Program.

Congratulations Meghan and Carleigh!