Borgia Graduates

Connor Voss, left, valedictorian; and Claire Schreoder, salutatorian.

St. Francis Borgia Regional High School will award diplomas to 131 seniors this Thursday, May 17.

Commencement will begin at 7 p.m. in the Ray DeGreeff Memorial Gymnasium.

Susan Eckelkamp, Class of 1977, will give the commencement address.

Connor Voss, the daughter of Kurt and Kim Voss of Washington, has been named valedictorian of the Class of 2012.

The salutatorian is Claire Schroeder, daughter of Matt and Jane Schroeder, Washington.

Both girls will speak at the commencement.


Voss, who earned a cumulative GPA of 4.0, has participated in National Honor Society, serving as vice president her senior year.

She also was on the SFBRHS newspaper staff, serving as editor-in-chief her junior and senior year, and served as marching band flute section leader and Healthy Lifestyles leader.

Additionally, she was a Student Ambassador, participated in winter drum line, the Community Music School of Webster University’s Prep Program, and served on the staff of The Missourian’s MyMo, among other clubs and organizations.

Voss advanced to the Missouri State High School Activities Association State Piano Competition all four years of high school, earning a superior rating her junior and senior year.

She also has been active in the community by participating in the United Way door-to-door drive and volunteering at her parish.

Voss was nominated to attend the Rotary Youth Leadership Academy, and also attended the Missouri Interscholastic Press Association Summer Media Workshop, and University of Central Missouri Summer Piano Institute.

She earned a four-year academic scholarship to attend St. Francis Borgia Regional High School.

Voss has been awarded a Curators scholarship and an Alumni Legacy Scholarship to attend the University of Missouri-Columbia in the fall of 2012, where she will enter Journalism School as a Walter Williams Journalism Scholar. She also is the recipient of a Bright Flight Scholarship. She plans to major in journalism.


Schroeder has earned a cumulative 3.994 GPA. She has been involved with the National Honor Society, Young People’s Political Organization, Campus Ministry, Spirit Leaders, golf, basketball, track and the German Klub.

Her community involvement includes United Way, Melanoma Miles for Mike, Special Olympics and DKMS America.

Schroeder will attend the University of Missouri-Columbia and plans to major in biological engineering with an emphasis in biomedicine.

The University of Missouri-Columbia has awarded Schroeder the Curators Scholars Award and Engineering Merit Scholarship. She also has earned a Bright Flight Scholarship.

Schroeder was named the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Scholar Athlete and was an Academic All-State Basketball player.