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Summa Scholars

Thursday, April 25, the Center of Catholic Education & Formation celebrated the 2024 Archdiocesan Summa Scholars Award Ceremony at The Pastoral Center in Bloomfield. Reverend Michael Whyte welcomed and prayed with the students, parents and teachers from the seven high schools in the Archdiocese of Hartford. Rhona C. Free, Ph.D., President, University of Saint Joseph gave opening remarks and the students were presented with Summa Medallions by Fr. Whyte. Valerie Mara, Superintendent of Catholic Schools gave the closing remarks and prayer.

The purpose of the Summa award is for educational leaders to personally recognize the students who have committed exceptional time, energy, and care in the pursuit of superior academic achievement.  The summa scholar represents the top 5% of his or her graduating class in terms of outstanding academic achievement from freshman year to the close of the first semester of senior year, based on their cumulative grade point average (GPA). 

As each Summa Scholar is presented they will have the opportunity to recognize their honored teacher and speak for one to two minutes about how this teacher inspired them along their academic journey and made a significant impression on their academic success. 

To see more pictures from the ceremony, visit our Photo Gallery

Saint Paul Catholic High School, Bristol

Scared Heart Academy, Hamden

East Catholic High School, Manchester

Academy of Our Lady of Mercy, Lauralton Hall, Milford

Holy Cross High School, Waterbury

Northwest Catholic High School, West Hartford

Notre Dame High School, West Haven