Sofia Di Benigno graduated from Bishop Denis O’Connell High School on May 30, 2013. The ceremony was held at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. She graduated with honors as a member of the National Honor Society and the Spanish Honor Society.
Representing the class of 2013, she was awarded the medal of excellence by the biology department, the medal of excellence in Spanish by the language department, and the medal of excellence for general academics. In addition, she received the Christian service award for her homeless shelter service as well as tutoring ESL and CCD students. Her awards and diploma were presented by Bishop Paul Lvoerde.
She was accepted into the honors program and awarded a research grant by the college of her choice where she will pursue a degree in biology. She is the daughter of Giuseppe and Tammy Di Benigno of Great Falls, Va. She is the granddaughter of Judy Henry Ansell, Fort Littleton.