Three outstanding seniors from have received the “Superintendent’s Summa Scholar Award” from Dale R. Hoyt, Superintendent of Schools for the Archdiocese of Hartford, in recognition of superior academic achievement.
To qualify for the award, students needed a grade-point average of 4.3 or 98% through the first semester of grade 12. A total of 23 seniors from four Archdiocesan high schools were honored during the Summa Scholars ceremony and reception at St. Thomas Seminary in Bloomfield on Apr. 30. Dr. Pamela Trotman Reid, the President of Saint Joseph College, was the keynote speaker.
Each Summa Scholar was invited to name the Catholic school teacher who had been the most influential in the student’s education. These teachers were also honored at the ceremony.
NWC’s Summa Scholars and their honored teachers are:
*Elizabeth Allen, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Scott Allen of Burlington – will enroll in the Doctorate of Physical Therapy program at Northeastern University; honored teacher, Deborah Metzler (math)
* Agata Harabasz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wojciech Harabasz of East Hampton – will enroll at the University of Connecticut as a Nutmeg Scholar; honored teacher, John Cusson (English)
* Mark Mossberg, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Mossberg of Windsor – will enroll in the Computer Engineering program at Northeastern University; honored teacher, Dr. Richard Luddy (science)
“We are very proud of these students for their academic achievement as well as all of the gifts and talents that they have developed and share with the greater NWC community,” said Principal/Chief Administrator Margaret Williamson.
The Summa Scholars received bronze medallions engraved with their names, the crest of the Archdiocese, and a prayer: "May you find truth through faith, knowledge, and wisdom." The students presented certificates of recognition to their mentor teacher.
Rigorous academics are a critical component of Northwest Catholic’s mission to educate the whole person: mind, body, spirit, and soul. NWC will offer its Entrance Exam again on May 18 from 8:30-noon; for more information, contact Admissions Assistant Maryann Lacouture (firstname.lastname@example.org).