Resident of Hollis graduates from the Academy of Notre Dame

Amaya Murguia, of Hollis, was valedictorian of the Class of 2017 at the Academy of Notre Dame. She is set to attend Cornell University in the fall. Courtesy photo

TYNGSBORO, Mass. – On June 3, the Academy of Notre Dame held its 163rd Upper School commencement ceremony. Among the students who received their diplomas from the private, all-girls Catholic high school was Amaya Murguia, of Hollis.

Murguia’s time at the academy has been marked by considerable academic achievements. She was the valedictorian of the Class of 2017, National Merit Scholarship Program Letter of Commendation in 2016 and AP Scholar with Honor in 2016. She also received the Marie Curie Award for Best in Honors Chemistry and Best Position Paper at the 2015 Dartmouth Model United Nations Conference.

Murguia was the class secretary and co-president of Model UN for the past two years. She was a member National Honor Society and the Spanish National Honor Society and was involved in Campus Ministry and Damies’ Digest.

Additionally, Murguia represented the Academy at both the 2015 Massachusetts HOBY Youth Leadership Seminar and the 2014 Empowering Girls Conference.

During the commencement ceremony, she was honored with awards for Excellence in Theology, English, Spanish, mathematics, and science. Additionally, she was the 2017 recipient of the St. Julie Award.

Murguia received early decision acceptance to Cornell University, where she will be a student in the College of Engineering.