Senior Anne Frankovitch has been named the 2015 Aquinas Award Recipient from Madonna High School. Anne will be receiving the Aquinas Medal from Bishop Bransfield at the 21st annual Bishop’s Dinner for Catholic Schools on Sunday, April 26, in Morgantown, West Virginia. Anne was selected as the award winner by the faculty of Madonna High School. The award recognizes students for their outstanding qualities of faithful discipleship, academic excellence, leadership and service to the school, parish and community, reflecting the ideals of Catholic education epitomized by St. Thomas Aquinas, the patron saint of students. It is the highest honor a student can receive from the diocese. The ceremony will begin with Bishop Bransfield celebrating Mass at St. Francis de Sales Parish in Morgantown at 10 a.m. Immediately following Mass, the formal program will begin with a reception at the Morgantown Event Center and will conclude with a dinner and the presentations.
Anne is the daughter of John and Karen Frankovitch and the sister of Alexa. She is an active member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish, participating in several different activities including leading Children’s Liturgy during mass and assisting with the CCD and Vacation Bible School programs. Anne is an officer of the National Honor Society, Interact, Prayer, SADD, and Outdoor Clubs, and a member of the Art and Pro-Life Clubs. She is also currently a three-year letterman of the tennis team and has participated in the school musicals throughout her high school career. Upon graduation, she plans to study Education at Wheeling Jesuit University.