Archdiocesan Summa Scholar Award


Archdiocesan Summa Scholar Award

Tuesday April 30, 2019
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
467 Bloomfield Ave. Pastoral Center - Alumni Lounge 


East Catholic High School, Manchester
Justine Canna, Berk Dayanir, Qingqing (Angel) Gong, Sarah Ibrahim, Amy Milewski, Paige Plucker, Irene Soteriou



Holy Cross High School, Waterbury

Natasha Angel, Marie Allysa Cayabyab, Lingxiao Cui, William Greene, Jenny Lin and Elise Pelletier



Lauralton Hall, Millford

Carolyn Canavan, Leah Cogguillo, Katherine Connolly, Erin Eason, Caroline McMullen and Rebecca Rakiec


Northwest Catholic High School, West Hartford

Sophia Argay, Luke Connal, Joseph DeVito, Michael Foster, Hope Moustakakis, Meghan O'Sea, Michael Stamm and Matthew Villani


Notre Dame High School, West Haven

Neel Agir, Anthony Bruno, Robert Damjanovich, Jonathan Katz, Hyunwoo Kwak, Brian Locicero, Johnathan Moger


Sacred Heart Academy, Hamden

Clare Bassano, Kelly Frier, Mary Sarah Olson, Gabriela Perez, Amanda Savona and Vivian Wang


Sacred Heart High School, Waterbury

Alvin DeLeon, Hannah Dombroski, Washington Leon, Nhi Nguyen and Arreyion Yates


St. Paul Catholic High School, Bristol

Natalie Diaz, Jessica Gullo, Hannah Mulchahy, Jordan Rinaldi, Scott Winters and Stefan Zwolinski



  • For the Archdiocese of Hartford Office of Education, Evangelization and Cathechesis to personally recognize the students, parents, and teachers who have committed exceptional time, energy, care, and love in the pursuit of superior academic achievement.
  • To recognize Catholic elementary or secondary teachers selected by the summa scholar. Each teacher selected has dedicated his/her life to education and has made an impression on the summa scholar’s academic success.

Qualifications and invitation of the summa:

  • The summa scholar represents the top 5% of his/her graduating class in terms of outstanding academic achievement from freshman year to the close of the first semester senior year, based on the cumulative grade point average (GPA).
  • The summa scholar recipient may be a transfer student.
  • The President/Principal of the high school identifies the summa scholar to the Superintendent.

Qualification and invitation of the teacher:

  • Each honored student selects one teacher from a Catholic elementary or secondary school in the Archdiocese of Hartford to be recognized.
  • The Superintendent will send an invitational letter to the teacher to attend the Summa Scholar Award and Reception.

Awards and Reception:

  • The Provost for Education, Evangelization and Catechesis and Superintendent of Catholic Schools presents a medallion engraved with the crest of the Archdiocese of Hartford to the summa scholar.
  • The summa scholar presents an Archdiocesan certificate of recognition to the teacher.
  • Photo opportunities will be available.
  • A reception follows the award ceremony.