Toledo, Ohio St. John’s Jesuit has named Ricardo Amezquita-Cadavid, Brian Lam, and Aidan Mott as Class of 2022 valedictorians and Nathan Allen as Class of 2022 salutatorian. Baccalaureate Mass and the Conferral of Diplomas will take place on Sunday, May 22 at 9:00 a.m. on campus at Lyden Field.
Ricardo Amezquita-Cadavid is a parishioner of Saint Rose Catholic Church and a class Valedictorian. He came to St. John’s Jesuit High School from Fort Meigs Elementary and St. John’s Jesuit Academy. Ricardo has led several initiatives as a high school student including Global Ambassadors, the Titan Topics student writing team, the St. Isidor Society of Botany and Agriculture, and the SJJ Investment Club. He is a member of the Christian Service Core Team and the SJJ Social Justice Alliance. Ricardo has served as a retreat leader for three years. He is a member of the Magis Society and served as the vice president for the Model UN Club. A resident of Perrysburg, Ricardo will attend Notre Dame University.
Brian Lam ’22, a class Valedictorian, has been a member of the Marching Titans and participated in SJJ musicals for four years. He attended St. John’s Jesuit Academy. He is a member of the Magis Society. Brian has volunteered at the University of Toledo Medical Center, working for a Marine Biology Professor on a 9-month research project, differentiating algae growth in varying conditions. He has also been a Zoo-Teen for several years and spends as much time as possible volunteering in the aquarium. A resident of Perrysburg, Brian will attend the University of Washington this fall.
Aidan Mott ’22 is a member of Saint Rose Catholic Parish and a class Valedictorian. He has played Titan baseball for four years and is a member of the Magis Society. Mott has competed for the SJJ Robotics and Quiz Bowl teams. He is a member of the National Honors Society and volunteers as an academic tutor for younger students. A resident of Perrysburg, Aidan will attend the University of Cincinnati.
Nathan Allen is the St. John’s Jesuit 2022 class Salutatorian. Nate has been highly involved in almost every aspect of St. John’s. He is a member of the National Honors Society and an SJJ Ambassador. Nate served as a retreat leader for four years and participated in the Social Justice Alliance. He founded the SJJ Investment Club as well as the Chinese Honors Society. Nate has excelled in the Magis Society and as a crew member and anchor for TV-4. He has enjoyed being the varsity tennis captain and competed for Titan eSports. Aside from these accomplishments, Nate identified a solution to the real-world problem of electronic waste and started his own business known as eWaste Recycling. A resident of Monclova, Nate will attend Fordham University.