CONGRATULATIONS
CLASS OF 2020!
To The Class of 2020,

As we reflect back, know that you have been an amazing class and one that has contributed greatly to St. Pius X. You leave an outstanding legacy.

Remember as you go forward on this journey of life to always, wherever you are, contribute something so that you will be able to leave a legacy of excellence in all that you do.
  
With continued prayers and love for each of you.

Mr. Steve Spellman
Principal
I came in with the Class of 2020 and feel a great connection with these Golden Lions. They were such a welcoming group that I saw gel together before the first day of school at events like Camp Golden Lion. 

I am proud of the leaders they have become, how they have served Pius, and how they have retained their friendly demeanor. My prayer is that they stay connected to Christ and always continue on a path to holiness. 

May God bless the Class of 2020-- such a resilient, good group of Golden Lions.

Mr. Chad Barwick
President
WELCOME ALUMNI
Congratulations Class of 2020! Welcome to the St. Pius X Alumni Association. You are now a part of a 62-year legacy of Golden Lions. I hope your lion pride lives on and you will come back to visit often.

Please click here to receive your special gift from the St. Pius X Alumni Association which will be distributed at the Senior Celebration on June 1, 2020.

It's great to be a Golden Lion! 

Mrs. Karoline Brennan `82
Director of Alumni
Congratulations Class of 2020! Your gifts, faith, and courage have made a profound impact at St. Pius X. Continue to be bold and live your faith in the next chapter of your journey. We love you! Domini Sumus. 

Father Rey Pineda
A MESSAGE FROM SENIOR CLASS LEADERS
Senior class leaders met this week to announce their legacy gifts to St. Pius X. Please take a moment to view the video they created by clicking the link here .

Thank you, Class of 2020! You leave behind a strong legacy for future graduating classes. 
Congratulations to the following students who will continue to share their talents and pursue a degree in the arts:
Claire Arnold
College of Charleston (Studio Art)

Riley Brethauer
Georgia State University (Music)

Abbriel Buckley
Georgia State University (Studio Art)

Lilly Cochran
The University of Alabama (Dance)

Annabelle Didier
The University of Georgia (Theatre)

Nadhia Garcia
Berry College (Theater Technology)

Kyra Graap
Kennesaw State University
(Graphic Art & Illustration)

Brianna Harris
Tulane University (Music)

Mia Hill
The University of Georgia
(Music Composition)

Sterling Hudson
Georgia State University (Music)

Colby Johnson
Howard University (Dance)
Jamie Martin
The University of Georgia (Theatre)

Jack Massey
The University of Alabama (Theatre)

Ava Massey
Belmont University (Music Production)

Hailey Miller
Baylor University (Theatre Arts, Film)

Vy Nguyen
University of Georgia
(Music Performance)

Adam Schuh
The University of Colorado, Boulder (Theatre)

Eric Sims
Loyola University New Orleans
(Digital Filmmaking)

Kathryn Thomas
The University of Georgia (Dance)

Claire Trainor
College of Charleston
(Arts Management)

Morgan Veach
Savannah College of Art & Design (Sequential Arts)
Congratulations to the following students who will continue to share their talents and pursue competition next year:
Javier Aponte
Oglethorpe University (Soccer)

Matthew Burdick
John Carroll (Baseball)

Caroline Gray
University of Notre Dame (Soccer)

Riley Hendrix
Tulane University (Swim)

Josie Lord
Franciscan University (Softball)

Nic Robinson
Montreat College (Baseball)
Wylie Sheridan
Oglethorpe University (Basketball)

Matthew Turner
Maryville College (Baseball)

Morgan Vaden
University of Georgia (Cross Country)

Jack Voss
Georgia Tech (Cross Country/Track)

Asher Wagnon
Furman (Lacrosse)

Jared Williams
University of North Carolina (Track)
Steve Spellman SPX Scholarship Established at UGA
Via a surprise Zoom call with Mr. Spellman this week, Muffet and Rich Arroll '80, together with Parents of Alumni Jennifer and Marty Flanagan, announced the establishment of the Steve Spellman St. Pius X Scholarship at UGA. The Arrolls and Flanagans were looking for the perfect gift to honor Mr. Spellman's 20-years of dedicated service to St. Pius X. One hallmark of Mr. Spellman's time at St. Pius X is the rapid growth in scholarships for students in need. This fitting tribute helps eliminate the financial obstacles for Pius students seeking a UGA education. On behalf of Mr. Spellman and the entire St. Pius X community, we extend our gratitude to the Flanagan and Arroll families for this gift. 
CLASS OF 2020 VALEDICTORIAN AND SALUTATORIAN
Congratulations to Nicole Greshman for being named the Class of 2020 valedictorian, the highest academic honor given to a senior student. Gresham plays soccer, swims, offers up much time for volunteer work, and enjoys time with friends and family. In her time at St. Pius X she has taken 12 AP classes, challenging herself constantly. She is a National Merit Commended Scholar and a member of the National Honor Society, where she also serves as Secretary. She was honored by the Hugh O'Brien Youth Foundation for her many hours of community service. Gresham is the co-president of STAND, a Lion Leader and she also volunteers at her Church. She looks forward to attending the University of Virginia in the fall.

Congratulations to Daniel Buckley for earning the title of Class of 2020 Salutatorian. In spite of his rigorous academic course load, which included nine AP courses, he earned honors all four years at St. Pius X. He is a member of the National Honor Society, Pius Players, Music Ministry, and Math and Latin Clubs. He offers time as a writing and math tutor and has served as a retreat leader for campus ministry. He received the Harvard Book Award and has been named All State in Chorus. Outside of school he volunteers at nursing homes and cancer centers and serves as a teen advisor for the Dekalb County Library Board. He will attend Georgia Tech in the fall.
CLASS OF 2020 STAR STUDENT
The honor of being named STAR Student is given to the student with the highest SAT scores in the class. This year,the title was given to Margherita Ceccagnoli and Daniel Buckley, who named their STAR teachers as Ms. Carrie Stockard and Ms. Maria Kepler, respectively. Ceccagnoli will attend Georgetown University in the fall.

Congratulations!
JOIN US FOR GRADUATION
As previously announced, a virtual graduation ceremony celebrating the Class of 2020 will be streamed on Saturday, May 16 at 8:30 a.m. Links to stream the ceremony will be added to the school website ( www.spx.org/2020 ) Saturday morning, as well as a link to download the full ceremony.

The ability to stream the ceremony, as well as the time it takes to download, will depend on the speed of your internet connection. If you run into any problems with the first streaming link, please try the alternate link provided. If you would like to download the ceremony, we recommend you only do so on a PC or Mac, as the file size is quite large.

Our Tech Support staff will be available on Saturday morning to provide help via email should you run into any problems.