Crusader Hall of Honor
Holy Cross High School's Crusader Hall of Honor was established in 2016. Alumni, teachers, administrators, friends, teams, clubs and organizations are recognized in this prestigious group for their achievements and contributions to Holy Cross and/or their local communities.
After a year of virtual tributes, the Crusader Hall of Honor returns as a live and in-person event on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at Aria in Prospect, CT!
- The 2021 HOH
- The Awards
- HOH Scholarship Fund
- Past Honorees
- Photo Galleries
- Sponsorship Opportunities
Holy Cross High School's Crusader Hall of Honor recognizes alumni, teachers, administrators, friends, athletic teams and student groups for their achievements and contributions to Holy Cross and/or their local communities. The Hall of Honor preserves the heritage, legacy and memory of those who came before us who have made an invaluable mark in our school’s rich history.
On this occasion, we celebrate the Class of 2020 and 2021 inductees into the Crusader Hall of Honor. Proceeds raised will support a Crusader education, making it more affordable for new students to receive their education at Holy Cross High School.
The 2021 Award Recipients will be announced in September. The 2020 Award Recipients include Phyllis Altieri, Frank Steponaitis, Chris Corbett ’93, Msgr. Thomas Ginty ’76, Jeff Fryer ’87, Sally Bowman ’86, Rob Paternostro ’91, Chanessa Saunders ’93, Nicole Zuraitis ’03, and the 1995 Boys Basketball Team.
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, clubs, groups or organizations 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)
Mrs. Phyllis Altieri*, Ms. Sally Bowman '86, Mr. Chris Corbett '93, Mr. Jeff Fryer '87, Monsignor Thomas Ginty '76, Mr. Rob Paternostro '91, Ms. Chanessa Saunders '93, Mr. Frank Steponaitis, Ms. Nicole Zuraitis '03 & The 1995 Varsity Boys' Basketball Team
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*
Please consider being a sponsor for the 2021 Crusader Hall of Honor. Sponsorship opportunities are listed below.
To support Holy Cross High School and confirm your place as a valued sponsor of this event, please contact Nora Mason at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 203.706.0788.