Santa Catalina Middle School students were honored for their academic achievements and upstanding character during an end-of-year Awards Assembly on June 4.
But this year, instead of an in-person ceremony, the awards were announced via video as teachers read off the names of winners and highlighted the qualities that led to their recognition.
"To say that we are proud of you seems inadequate, but know that we are proud," said Head of Lower and Middle School Christy Pollacci. "That is as true today in these most challenging times as it has ever been. Your resilience during these unforeseen challenges has been remarkable."
The ceremony honored scholars, leaders, service leaders, artists, musicians, and athletes. Students received awards for perfect attendance, perfect homework completion, high GPAs, excellence in different subject areas, and service to school and community, among other honors.
There were three special awards in each grade level: The Outstanding Citizenship Award, for modeling the principles of the school's Honor Agreement; the Courtesy Award, for modeling the principles of the Golden Rule; and the Cougar Spirit Award, for students who show great enthusiasm, pride, and love for the school. Recipients were:
Citizenship: Grady Roth and Hope Sallee
Courtesy: Suhana Dail
Cougar Spirit: George Murphy
Citizenship: Savannah Hardy
Courtesy: Chloe Shute
Cougar Spirit: Piper Butler
Citizenship: Naiya Patel
Courtesy: Amani Wilson and Sophia Tonini
Cougar Spirit: Owen Pritchard and Sean Oliver
Eighth-grade Compass Awards were presented to:
Spirituality: Sophia Tonini
Service: Hope Eyraud
Responsibility: Cecilia J Yu
Excellence: Domenic Borgomini
Finally, Catalina Awards were presented to the following eighth-graders:
Leadership: Domenic Borgomini
St. Catherine Award for General Excellence: Emma Kim
Congratulations to all award recipients!