St. Patrick Catholic High School names Valedictorian and Salutatorian for the Class of 2022

BILOXI, Miss. – Dr. Matt Buckley, principal of St. Patrick Catholic High School, is proud to announce Grace Belk as Class of 2022 Valedictorian and Scarlet Nation as Class of 2022 Salutatorian.

Valedictorian Grace Belk is the daughter of Dr. Craig and Mrs. Christy Belk.  She attended St. Alphonsus Catholic Elementary School in Ocean Springs. Grace plans to attend Mississippi State University as a Presidential Scholar and major in chemistry.

Salutatorian Scarlet Nation is the daughter of Dr. Roman and Dr. Kelly Nation.  She is a parishioner of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Woolmarket and attended Sacred Heart Catholic Elementary School in D’Iberville.  Scarlet was appointed to the United States Air Force Academy and plans to major in economics.

Please join us in congratulating all of the outstanding students from the St. Patrick Class of 2022.


St. Patrick Catholic High School is a faith-based, college preparatory high school in Biloxi, Mississippi and named a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education in 2019. Established in 2007, St. Patrick is the premier secondary educational institution in South Mississippi and strives each day to Educate Scholars, Train Disciples, and Support Champions. St. Patrick is proud to report a 100% college matriculation rate, ACT and SAT scores that far exceed the state and national averages, and rich history of Catholic education founded in the traditional roots of our legacy schools of St. John High School, Mercy Cross High School, Notre Dame High School, and Sacred Heart Academy.