Sacred Heart is proud to announce that Clare Jacqueline Hickham is the valedictorian for the Class of 2020. Her consistently superior academic performance has been recognized with awards for highest academic achievement, distinguished scholarship and the Bausch & Lomb Science Award.
In her senior year, Hickham participated in the first Rock the Street Wall Street financial literacy and mentorship program to take place in New Orleans and was a member of the winning team of the fourth annual Sacred Heart Shark Tank contest. As part of her studies in financial literacy, she also managed the on-campus PJ’s Coffee Shop. As a junior, Hickham served as the student event co-coordinator for Creativity for the Coast, a collaborative student art exhibit presented by Sacred Heart and Isidore Newman School, which raised funds to benefit the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana. Hickham played volleyball for Sacred Heart during her sophomore and junior year, and was also involved in the local Relay for Life fundraiser.
Hickham is the daughter of Dr. Michael Hickham and Dr. Patricia Hickham. She will attend the University of Notre Dame, where she plans to study mechanical engineering.