Bexley News

Graduates tapped for Academic Honor Team

Dory Cassidy, a recent graduate of Bishop Hartley High School, and John Galden, a recent graduate of St. Charles Preparatory School, were named to the Diocese of Columbus' 2013 All-Diocesan Academic Honor Team.

Cassidy, the daughter of Pat Cassidy and Monica Siemer of Columbus, was one of this year's class valedictorians and served as Bishop Hartley's student captain during her senior year. During her school career, she participated in National Honor Society, student council, the School Ambassador program, the Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Conference, Girl Scouts, Buckeye Girls State, and varsity soccer and lacrosse. She was also recognized as a National Merit Commended Scholar.

She and her family are members of Christ the King Parish, Columbus, where she participates in youth group and is a minister of the Eucharist. She volunteers at the Open Shelter, Bethesda Healing Ministries, and Rebecca's House; tutors at Etna Road Elementary School and Bishop Hartley; and assists at junior soccer and lacrosse camps.

A recipient of Ohio State University's Maximus Scholarship, she plans to attend OSU and major in social sciences.

Galden, son of Dane and Jui-feng Galden of Columbus, participated in National Honor Society, the Engineering Team, Model UN and the JETS Engineering Team, and was a member of the varsity baseball and cross country teams. He also participated in the Ohio Dominican University Engineering Studies program and had an internship with OSU's Chemical and Bioengineering Lab.

He and his family are members of St. Catharine Parish, where he is an altar server.

Galden is a National Merit semifinalist and an Advanced Placement Scholar with distinction. He will attend the California Institute of Technology and plans to major in engineering.