Crusader Hall of Honor
Holy Cross High School's Crusader Hall of Honor was established in 2016. Alumni, teachers, administrators, friends and athletic teams are recognized in this prestigious group for their achievements and contributions to Holy Cross and/or their local communities.
The 2020 Crusader Hall of Honor recipients include:
- Sally Bowman ’86, Rob Paternostro ’91, Chanessa Saunders ’93 and Nicole Zuraitis ’03 (The Crusader Award)
- Chris Corbett ’93 and Msgr. Thomas Ginty ’76 (The Saint Andre Bessette Award)
- Phyllis Altieri and Frank Steponaitis (The Blessed Father Basil Moreau Award)
- Jeff Fryer ’87 (The Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys Award)
- The 1995 Boys’ Basketball Team (The Green and Gold Award)
We are celebrating the Class of 2020 virtually in individual video tributes. The honorees will share their personal Crusader experiences and acknowledge the influential people in their life. Family, friends, colleagues and business associates will also offer their words of congratulations.
Be sure to tune in, celebrate along with us and see how you can make a difference in a future Crusader’s education.
2 - Sally Bowman ‘86
9 - Frank Steponaitis
23 - Chanessa Saunders ‘93
30 - Rob Paternostro ‘91
6 - Phyllis Altieri
13 - The 1995 Boys Basketball Team
20 - Jeff Fryer ‘87
The Crusader Award
Honoring an alumnus/a who distinguished himself/herself during his/her time at Holy Cross.
The Saint Andre Bessette Award
Honoring an alumnus/a who distinguished himself/herself in life after high school.
The Blessed Father Basil Moreau Award
Honoring a coach, teacher, administrator or staff member for his/her/their stand-out, outstanding service to Holy Cross.
The Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys Award
Honoring the contributions of our loyal friends of Holy Cross.
The Green and Gold Award
Honoring teams that have brought respect and honor to Holy Cross High School because of their outstanding accomplishments while in high school
Holy Cross High School is excited to announce The Inaugural Hall of Honor Scholarship Fund. All future funds raised through the Hall of Honor will support a Crusader education, making it more affordable for new students to receive their education at Holy Cross High School.
Bridging the Gap between Costs and Affordability
Interest in Holy Cross High School is strong. Our inquiry pool for the Class of 2025 has already surpassed that of the Class of 2024. However, while we control tuition increases, and allocate $1.4 million in financial aid annually, nearly 50% of the students we offered admission to over the past three years were forced to decline the offer of admission because of insufficient aid and scholarship funds. In addition to the average financial aid award, we estimate that $2,500 in annual tuition assistance is the critical number needed by many families to tip the balance in favor of sending their child to our school.
“Giving Joshua the opportunity to attend Holy Cross renewed my belief in HOPE: there is light in the darkness, good people do exist, hard work does pay off, and being true to yourself brings great reward. With the personal support and encouragement from the teachers and staff at Holy Cross, my son has found a home...Holy Cross has strengthened my family’s direction and core values by transforming Joshua into an amazing young man”
- Nichole Holland (mother of Joshua ’23)
We know what the challenge is. Here is the solution: The Crusader Hall of Honor Scholarship Fund.
In December 2020, we raised $25,000 to create the Crusader Hall of Honor Scholarship Fund through generous donations from past Hall of Honor honorees. This $25,000, along with a generous $25,000 match from Jeff ’87 and Kim Fryer, created the inaugural fund which is being used to award scholarships to incoming members of the Class of 2025.
Each Crusader Hall of Honor scholarship is guaranteed $2,500 per year, per student, for a total commitment of $10,000 over the student’s four years at Holy Cross High School.
After providing the inaugural scholarships for 21-22, the remaining funds will be deposited into our endowment. All future funds raised through the Hall of Honor will support a Crusader education, making it more affordable for new students to receive their education at Holy Cross High School.
Make an Impact Today
Join us as the inaugural supporters of this transformational vision that safeguards Holy Cross High School’s future. Each year, from here forward, we will be focusing our fundraising efforts around the Hall of Honor on this exciting new scholarship fund.
GIVE TODAY in honor of a member of the Hall of Honor Class of 2020 and to make a difference in a future Crusader’s education.
For more information on the Crusader Hall of Honor Scholarship Fund, please contact President, Dr. Thomas C. Pellegrino at email@example.com
“The scholarship gave me more confidence to put Grace through school since it added to our financial assistance. Since her father died in 2018, I was uncertain if Grace was going to able to graduate here because of the tuition. Because we had the scholarship, I could worry less about how to pay for school, and focus on Grace being able to go through her high school experience.”
- Sarah Persaud (mother of Grace ’22)
Mr. Jerry Ciarlgelio ’72, Br. Jerome D. Donnelly, C.S.C.*, Mrs. Kristen Jacoby ’85, Mrs. Denise M. Marcella, Ms. Clare Matasavage, Br. John R. Paige, C.S.C., Miss Marissa Follo Perry ’03, Atty. William L. Stevens ’73 & The 1989 Varsity Softball Team
Br. Thomas A. Dziekan, C.S.C., Mr. Carmen Giampetuzzi ’82, Lt. Col. Gralyn Harris ’77, Sister Patricia Jamele, CND, Mrs. Margaret Leger*, Dr. Robert Porzio ’72, Mr. Amadeo Rinaldi, Mrs. Sandra Vigliotti Senich ’82 & 1988 Varsity Boys’ Basketball Team
Hon. Salvatore Agati ’75, Ms. Patricia Conlan ’89, Sr. Denise Conway, CND*, Mr. Ed Generali, Mr. Joseph Jacovino, Jr., Br. James J. Kane, C.S.C., Mr. Francis Marrello ’72, Mr. David Martin ’83 & Atty. Kevin McSherry ’75
Mr. Jim Abromaitis ’75, Mr. Jay Alix ’73, Mr. Fritz Blasius ’76, Atty. Mary Piscatelli Brigham ’79, Mr. Jim Cunningham, Mr. Tony Hanson ’73*, Br. Harold Hathaway, C.S.C., Br. Francis Leary, C.S.C., Ms. Linda Mascoli ’88, Hon. Paul Matasavage ’76 & Mr. Timothy McDonald*