After being leaders at St. John’s, top two students of class of 2023 hope to serve others as doctors

On the way to becoming the valedictorian of the class of 2023 at St. John’s College High School in Washington, D.C., Connor Shannon was a co-captain of the varsity lacrosse team that won its second straight championship this spring, and he was also a peer minister helping to run student retreats and freshman orientation.

And on her way to being the salutatorian of St. John’s class of 2023, Mari “Breana” Alcantara was a captain on the varsity swim team, a co-president of the Asian Pacific Island Student Association at her school, and she started an organization promoting women’s health.

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