Academic Awards and Red Door Ceremony 2018

May 9th, St. Joseph’s celebrated the quickly approaching end of year with the presentation of the Academic and Faculty Awards, and the Red Door Ceremony for the Class of 2018.

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The award winners are as follows:

2018 Headmaster’s Scholar Award: Andrew Lyons
The Headmaster’s Scholar Award is presented to the senior who holds the highest cumulative GPA at the end of the first semester in the current graduating class.

2018 Deacon Robert Brady Middle School Excellence in Teaching Award: Mr. Chris Ortiz
2018 St. Joseph’s High School Excellence in Teaching Award: Mrs. Megan Koon
These awards are presented annually to one Middle School and one High School faculty member who demonstrate commitment and dedication to St. Joseph’s Catholic School, while exemplifying the spirit of teaching in all walks of life. The Deacon Robert Brady Excellence in Teaching Award recipient is selected by vote of the Eighth Grade Class, and the St. Joseph’s High School Excellence in Teaching Award recipient is selected by vote of the Senior Class.

2018 Outstanding Christian Athlete Award: Jonathan Heijjer
This award is presented to the graduating student athlete who best embraces the mission and philosophy of St. Joseph’s Catholic School, both on and off the playing field. Members of the Senior Class may nominate any senior athlete that they feel is deserving of this award, whose names are then submitted to the Athletic Director, with the recipient being selected by coaches vote. The recipient reads the first reading at Baccalaureate Mass.

2018 Father Fox Award: Francesca Strathern
This award, named in honor of Father Fox, the first priest to celebrate Mass regularly at St. Joseph’s Catholic School, is given annually to the senior who epitomizes the qualities of Christian charity and compassion. Members of the Senior Class may nominate any senior that they feel is deserving of this award, whose names are then submitted to the Headmaster, with the recipient being selected by faculty vote. The recipient delivers the salutatory address at graduation.

2018 Redemptoris Custos Award: Andrew Lyons
This award is given annually to the senior who excels in scholarship, Christian leadership, and service, and who best exemplifies the virtues of St. Joseph and the principles upon which the school was founded. This is the highest honor a student may receive at St. Joseph’s Catholic School. Members of the Senior Class may nominate any senior that they feel is deserving of this award, whose names are then submitted to the Headmaster, with the recipient being selected by faculty vote. Redemptoris Custos is the Latin title for St. Joseph, meaning Guardian of the Redeemer. The recipient delivers the farewell address at graduation.

8th Grade Subject Award Winners
Eric Van Emburg – Literature
Julia Arnett – Literature
CJ Sahlman – History
Victoria Kucaba – History
Sandon Brown – Science
Julia Arnett – Science
Sandon Brown – Math
Mia Kim – Math
Logan McMillen – Religion
Emily Gushue – Religion
Prosser Heroman – Band
Julia Arnett – Band
Everett Babcock – Chorus
Isabel Moran – Chorus
Lyle Jones – Strings
Emily Gushue – Strings
Lyle Jones – Theatre
Sarah Poteat – Theatre
Sami Nassif – Art
Alyssa Dutka – Art

High School Subject Award Winners
Francesca DeCarlo Strathern – English Department Award
Anna Wallace Clark – Visual Art Department Award
Robert Patrick Matlock – Choral Music Department Award
Ashleigh Marie Werth – Instrumental Music Department Award
Robert Patrick Matlock – Theatre Department Award
Katherine Regina Hudak – French Department Award
Dominic John Mosley – Latin Department Award
Anthony Cinquemani – Spanish Department Award
Katherine Regina Hudak – History Department Award
Anna Catalina Lindstrom – Mathematics Department Award
Megan Marie Seidel – Science Department Award
Andrew James Lyons – Theology Department Award