Highest Honors & Awards

St. Joseph’s Catholic School High School Excellence In Teaching Award

This award is presented annually to one High School faculty member who demonstrates commitment and dedication to St. Joseph’s Catholic School while exemplifying the spirit of teaching in all walks of life.  The High School Teacher Award recipient is selected by vote of the Senior Class.  A returning teacher may receive this award once every three years.

Excellence in Teaching Recipients

2020  Bryan Haffey
2019   Julie Schroeder
2018   Megan Koon
2017   Jennie Neighbors
2016   Chuck Milteer
2015   Sharon Ruble
2014   Megan Koon
2013   Karl Orbon
2012   Meby Carr
2011   Megan Koon
2010   Kenneth Covington
2009   Karl Orbon
2008   Megan Koon
2007   Steve Duchaney
2006   Paul Barra
2005   John Devanny
2004   Sabine Rhoden
2003   John Devanny
2002   Nancy McDaniel
2001   Cathy Stierman
2000   Nancy McDaniel
1999   Neil O’Connor


Deacon Robert Brady Excellence In Teaching Award

This award is presented annually to one Middle School faculty member who demonstrates commitment and dedication to St. Joseph’s Catholic School while exemplifying the spirit of teaching in all walks of life. The Middle School Teacher Award recipient is selected by vote of the Eighth Grade Class. A returning teacher may receive this award once every three years.

Deacon Robert Brady Excellence in Teaching Recipients

2020  Phyllis Stanton
2019   Keith Perham
2018   Chris Ortiz
2017   Joel Brandon
2016   Ryan Koon
2015   Robert Lee
2014   Joel Brandon
2013   Ryan Koon
2012   Anne Gragtmans
2011   Joel Brandon
2010   Ryan Koon
2009   Peter Adair
2008   Joel Brandon
2007   Deacon Robert Brady


Redemptoris Custos Award

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. Voted on by the faculty, Redemptoris Custos is the Latin title for St. Joseph, meaning Guardian of the Redeemer. The recipient also delivers the farewell address at graduation.

Redemptoris Custos Award Recipients

2020  Luciana Strathern
2019   Anthony Cinquemani
2018   Andrew Lyons
2017   Breanna Anderson
2016   Hannah White
2015   William Tierney
2014   Sean Rusnak
2013   Clare Ruble
2012   Elizabeth Moore
2011   Theresa Krupka
2010   Alex Panuccio
2009   Travis Dziad
2008   Margo Toney
2007   William McClintock
2006   Sally Cade Holmes
2005   Daniel Beck
2004   Heather LaDue
2003   Christie Chivers
2002   Caroline Huff
2001   Erin Moon
2000   Danielle Fernandes
1999   Sarah Bowie
1998   Brett Myers
1997   Michael Cassabon
1996   Casie Weddington
1995   Brett Myers


Father Fox Award

This award, named in honor of Father Frederick Fox, SJ, 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 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 also delivers the salutatory address at graduation.

Father Fox Award Recipients

2020  Joey Stansbury
2019   Luke Cumby
2018   Francesca Strathern
2017   Sophie Coburn
2016   Lauren Jones
2015   Jen Lapinski
2014   Luke Lepak
2013   Jasmine Desdune
2012   Bernadette Wersinger
2011   Seth Kiser
2010   Josh Bathon
2009   Kelsey Larson
2008   Caitlin McCaustland
2007   Emily Dziad
2006   Caitlin Rinz
2005   Kevin Canty
2004   Ryan Fernandes
2003   Susanna Hearn
2002   Julie McGrath
2001   Teresa McGrath
2000   Erin Moon
1999   Carolyn McGrath
1998   Miles Gall
1997   Miles Gall
1996   Virginia Cotter
1995   Sharon Sanda
1994   Jonathan McGrath


Outstanding Christian Athlete

This award is presented annually to the graduating student athlete who best embraces the mission and philosophy of SJCS, both on and off the playing field. Members of the Senior Class may nominate any senior athlete they feel is deserving of this award, whose names are then submitted to the Headmaster, with the recipient being selected by the coaches and the faculty.

Outstanding Christian Athlete Recipients

2020  Marcos Salgado
2019   Luke Bynum
2018   Jonathan Heijjer
2017   Jack Culumovic
2016   Carter Powell
2015   Katrina Konopka
2014   Gene Langan
2013   Katherine Reynolds
2012   Madeleine McMillan
2011   Elizabeth Reynolds
2010   Emily Coggins
2009   Jill Biediger
2008   Gabby Lutz
2007   Elisabeth Kraus
2006   Carrie Powers
2005   Ali Bunchman
2004   Chris Carino
2003   Ryan Hart
2002   Blaise Carino
2001   Will Coffey
2000   Michael Hart
1999   Carolyn McGrath
1998   Brett Myers
1997   Allison Moon


St. Joseph’s Scholar Award

SJCS recognizes academic excellence by naming two rising ninth grade students as St. Joseph’s Scholars. This merit based scholarship covers one-half student tuition and is renewable each year, provided that the student maintains at 3.5 cumulative GPA and an excellent disciplinary record. In order to receive this distinction, a candidate must achieve grades of 90% or above in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades, must score in the 90th percentile on the SJCS Admissions Test administered in January or February, and must embody the mission of the school.

St. Joseph’s Scholar Award Recipients
Class Scholars Middle School
2024 Mateo Simon St. Joseph’s Catholic School
Isabella Banan St. Mary’s School
Christopher Suarez Prince of Peace School
2023 Alex Gillespie St. Joseph’s Catholic School
Colin Slater St. Joseph’s Catholic School
2022 Julia Arnett St. Joseph’s Catholic School
Zana Norton St. Joseph’s Catholic School
2021 Jessica Gerac St. Joseph’s Catholic School
Sara Gushue St. Joseph’s Catholic School
2020 Andy Widman Prince of Peace Catholic School
Isabel Poinsette St. Joseph’s Catholic School
2019 Luke Cunniffe St. Joseph’s Catholic School
Lilly Slaughter St. Paul the Apostle Catholic School
2018 Drew Lyons St. Paul the Apostle Catholic School
Katie Hudak St. Joseph’s Catholic School
2017 Jackie Curry St. Joseph’s Catholic School
David Lewis St. Mary’s Catholic School
2016 Carter Powell St. Joseph’s Catholic School
Anthony Alber Prince of Peace Catholic School
2015 Paul List St. Mary’s Catholic School
William Tierney St. Joseph’s Catholic School
2014 Ben Dunphy St. Joseph’s Catholic School
Natalie Rogers St. Mary’s Catholic School
2013 Kaitlyn Posa St. Joseph’s Catholic School
Timothy Litzinger St. Joseph’s Catholic School
2012 Jessica Peck St. Joseph’s Catholic School
Peter Schatteman St. Joseph’s Catholic School
2011 Jeremy Mehl St. Joseph’s Catholic School
Arianna Wise St. Joseph’s Catholic School
2010 Lauren Visin St. Mary’s Catholic School
Stella Watson St. Mary’s Catholic School
2009 Travis Dziad St. Mary’s Catholic School
Taylor Davidson McCants Middle School
2008 Ashley Colquhoun Mitchell Road Christian Academy
Margo Toney St. Mary’s Catholic School
2007 Nicole Azores-Gococo St. Mary’s Catholic School
William McClintock Mauldin Middle School
2006 Caitlin McLear St. Mary’s Catholic School
David Amstutz St. Mary’s Catholic School
2005 Nicole Coia Mauldin Middle School
Natalie Quaranto St. Mary’s Catholic School
2004 Page Bridges Christ Church Episcopal School
Todd Driesse St. Mary’s Catholic School
2003 Christie Chivers St. Mary’s Catholic School
Lisa Witmer Bryson Middle School
2002 Caroline Huff Northwest Middle School
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