At our Catholic Schools Week liturgy on January 31st, we recognized Madonna High School’s Aquinas Medal recipient, Cameron Noble (far left), St. Sebastian Medal recipients, Jonah McKay (far right) and Mia Pietranton (middle right), and our 8th Grade Virtue Award winner Sophie Brady (middle left). They will receive their medals at a later date.
The Aquinas Medal 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 St. Sebastian Medal is named for St. Sebastian, who is the Patron Saint of Athletes because he was always depicted in fine physical shape. Recipients are recognized for being high-achieving student athletes and exhibiting the qualities of sportsmanship, teamwork, academics, and a high respect for school, classmates, teammates, opponents, parish and the community.
The 8th Grade Virtue Award is given to a student that exemplifies the spirit of Madonna High School’s mission and the philosophy of a Catholic school education. The recipient strives academically and spiritually, and serves their school, parish, and community while exhibiting virtues of prudence, charity, patience, kindness, humility, and stewardship.
Congratulations to Cameron, Jonah, Mia, and Sophie! We are so proud of you! ????