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Six Holy Cross Students Named Superintendent's Summa Scholars

The Office of Catholic Schools honored the Superintendent's Summa Scholars from the network of Catholic high schools in the Archdiocese of Hartford. Six Holy Cross students were honored at the awards ceremony. Each student honored a teacher who has made an impact on their educational endeavors.

"What an honor it was for me to witness our Holy Cross High School Summa Scholars from shining brilliantly and being honored among the other 51 from among the Archdiocesan high schools," said President Paul G. Geise. "Such an impressive ceremony to celebrate what it means to be exemplary, both from our scholars as well as from those teachers who inspired them!"

"The honorees receive a medal and a certificate at this event," said Catherine Xeller, Director of Guidance. "The students give a brief speech about the teacher they chose to honor and the impact they had on them."

Below are our Summa Scholars, the teachers they honored and where they will enroll in the fall

  • Math teacher, Ryan Mulhern was honored by William Greene who will attend Georgetown University
  • Art teacher, Mike Marseglia was honored by Natasha Angel who will attend University of Connecticut
  • English teacher, Dawn Burbage was honored by Allysa Cayabyab who will attend University of Massachusetts at Amherst
  • Science teacher, Chris Sutton was honored by Lingxiao "Alan" Cui who will attend University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Spanish teacher, Amy O'Connell '05 was honored by Elise Pelletier who will attend Villanova University
  • Math teacher, Halise Erem was honored by Jenny Lin who will attend Providence College

The Superintendent's Summa Scholar Awards are given to recognize the students, parents and teachers for their commitment to the pursuit of academic achievement. 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 of his/her senior year, based on the cumulative grade point average.