An e-newsletter for alumni, students, parents, faculty, grandparents and friends

May 2018 

Vol. 2, Issue 9

 Celebrating Academic Excellence at Honors Convocation 

The Holy Cross High School Administration and Faculty honored students for academic excellence displayed during the 2017-2018 school year at the annual Honors Convocation. Led by Director of Guidance Catherine Xeller, teachers proudly acknowledged the achievements of each student to an enthusiastic audience of parents, friends and family members.
Following the distribution of awards, faculty member and National Honor Society Moderator Caroline Flaminio '79 led the induction of the 2018 Oronoque Chapter of the National Honor Society. Keynote speaker and special guest, Brigadier General John Lawlor, Jr. '83 was inducted as an honorary member.

Click here to view a listing of awards given during the celebration.

Wen Ting Zheng '18 to Attend MIT


Holy Cross High School is proud to announce that Wen Ting Zheng '18 will attend Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the fall. She was accepted through Early Action in December 2017 and made her final decision to attend this past spring. She will officially begin in late August for pre-orientation programs.


"I chose to attend MIT because my major will be in Bio-engineering," said Wen Ting. "MIT seemed to be a logical choice for that field. I also like the location. There are several opportunities for research internships in the Boston area." (Read More)


Holy Cross Student Theatre Nominated for Fourteen HALO Awards 


Congratulations to Holy Cross Student Theatre for being nominated for fourteen HALO Awards by Seven Angels Theatre in Waterbury. The HALO Awards recognizes the accomplishments of high school theater programs across the state of Connecticut. The awards ceremony will be held on Tuesday, May 29th at the Palace Theater in Waterbury. (Read More)

 The Connecticut Alumni Regional Reception 



Alumni spanning the decades from the 1970s to the 2010s gathered for the Connecticut Alumni Regional Reception on May 16, 2018. The event was co-chaired by Vincent Graziano '89 and John Zinno '85. Interim President Amadeo Rinaldi and members of the Advancement Office were on hand to welcome to the alumni and to give them a brief update on the state of the school. It was a great evening of re-connection, networking and reminiscing for all.


Click here to view a slideshow of images from the event.



The Holy Cross NYC Alumni Reception

Thursday, June 14, 2018


Library Bar at the Hudson Hotel

358 West 58th Street (between 8th & 9th Avenue), New York, NY

Sponsored by Rory Bolger '91 & Kelly Quinn Branco '05

Business Casual Dress Code

Suggested Donation: $40.00

RSVP by June 7, 2018 online or contact Mike Phelan '89, Director of Alumni Relations & Special Events, at 203.574.5422 ext. 264 or at


The 32nd Annual Crusader Classic Golf Tournament

Monday, June 25, 2018 at the Country Club of Waterbury

1 Oronoke Road, Waterbury CT 06708

Sponsored by the Holy Cross Alumni Association

Register online!


Six Holy Cross Seniors Named 2018 Summa Scholars


On April 23, 2018, six of our highest achieving seniors - Madison Smith, Caitlin Dreher, Wen Ting Zheng, Caitlin Kinsella, Jillian Noack and Solomina Darko - were awarded Summa Scholar Medallions from the Archdiocese of Hartford. (Read More)

RELATED NEWS: Madison Smith '18 Named Youth of the Year by the Waterbury Exchange Club



October 5-7, 2018


Crusader Hall of Honor

November 29, 2018


The Golden Gala

March 30, 2019


View full School Calendar here.



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