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Introducing Class of 2023 Valedictorian Naomi Gross and Salutatorian Mia Xie!

Congratulations to Naomi Gross and Mia Xie! The outstanding Radnor High School students will address their classmates as valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, during the RHS Class of 2023 Commencement on Wednesday, June 7 at 4 p.m. at the Finneran Pavilion at Villanova University.

The accomplished seniors tout a litany of achievements and accomplishments. Learn more about them below.

Naomi Gross, Valedictorian

With a keen interest in medicine, Naomi Gross has volunteered at Jefferson Healthcare in Philadelphia, specifically in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and the Community Practice Center. In addition, she has shadowed healthcare professionals, including doctors, nurses, and lab technicians, in fields like obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, and primary care.

Naomi is a member of the National Honor Society at Radnor High School. Additionally, she has received two Junior Book Awards: the Harvard University Book Award and the German Book Award. She also earned a Bronze Medal in the 2022 National German Exam for German IV.

Naomi is co-captain of the Radnor varsity softball team for the second year and ran on the varsity cross-country team for three years. She hopes to complete a full marathon in college. During high school, Naomi worked as a teacher’s assistant at her synagogue while also working part-time. In addition, Naomi regularly volunteers with Main Line Meals on Wheels in Devon, which involves delivering meals to home-bound elderly in the community.

Naomi will attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison for biology on the pre-medicine track.


Mia Xie, Salutatorian

Mia Xie

Mia Xie has served as co-president of Radnor FBLA for the past two years. She was also elected as president of

Region 19 PA FBLA and previously as region secretary. A three-time National Leadership Conference qualifier, Mia has earned second place in both Website Design and E-Business at the national level.

Mia is co-captain of the RHS girls’ tennis team and was named Most Valuable Player for two consecutive years. In addition to being a first team All-Central League and All-Main Line selection for all four years, she placed second in the Central League singles tournament and PIAA doubles tournament. Outside of school, Mia has been a volunteer for Aceing Autism since fifth grade.

Mia is a clarinet section leader in the RHS band and was previously selected for the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District 12 band. She is also a two-time National Spanish Exam gold medalist and a member of the Spanish Service Club. Additionally, Mia is a member of the National Honor Society and volunteers for the Radnor Historical Society. Mia is a National Merit Scholarship finalist and was a U.S. Presidential Scholar candidate. She received the Spanish Book Award and Smith College Book Award at the RHS Junior Academic Book Awards in 2022.

Mia will attend Rice University.