Students from Ridgefield were recently honored when Immaculate High School held a special Honors Mass to celebrate students who earned honors status for the 2017-18 First Semester. The Mass was celebrated by Monsignor Robert Weiss of St. Rose of Lima, Newtown, who congratulated students for their tremendous charitable work and community service.
"Students at Immaculate are intellectually diverse; we are proud of each of them as they strive to achieve academic excellence. We commend especially our honor roll students for employing their God-given talents and recognize them for the exceptional efforts that they have demonstrated in order to excel academically while balancing extracurricular and personal commitments," said Mary Maloney, President.
The event was held in the school’s Robert Plumb Gymnasium followed by a breakfast provided by the Immaculate Parents Association and performances by the IHS Concert Choir and musicians.
"I am very proud of the academic achievements of all our students - especially those who have worked to earn Honor Roll distinction within our Immaculate High School community,” said Dr. Patrick D. Higgins, Principal. “Their work is also supported by our caring and dedicated administrators, coaches, faculty and staff, as well as their parents and guardians. Working together, we continue to make Immaculate High School an outstanding college preparatory experience”, he added.
Immaculate High School is ranked as a top ten Best Catholic High School in Connecticut and given an A rating by Niche.com, and has the highest SAT scores of the Diocese of Bridgeport schools. On average, ninety-nine percent of its students attend college with almost ninety percent receiving merit-based scholarships. The class of 2017 was awarded over $19 million dollars in scholarships, giving families a three-times return on their investments.
Students who made honor roll are: (Note: Distinguished Honors go to students who have a 4.3 minimum GPA with no grade below a C and no incomplete work, High Honors go to students with a 3.9 minimum GPA with no incomplete work, and Honors go to students with a 3.5 minimum GPA with no incomplete work.)
Class of 2021
High Honors: Alyssa Campo, Mark Radigan, and Gavin Wainwright
Class of 2020:
Distinguished Honors: Lauren Oskam, Brendan Taylor
High Honors: Brian Douglas
Class of 2019:
Distinguished Honors: Yuxuan Hu, Maura Murphy, Sophia Pilla, Zhiwei Wang
High Honors: Emma Baughman, Xinyue Cui, Natalie Kennedy, Kristen LeFebvre
Honors: Catherine Babcock, Brian Klosowski, Elizabeth Lang, Anna Richards, Dan Wroblewski, Keleigh Zuckert
Class of 2018
Distinguished Honors: William Gasparrini, Matthew Giorgio
High Honors: Patrick Cropsey
Honors: Andrew Chiodi, Joseph Crowley, Alex Hallahan, Thomas LeFebvre