Topic “Blue Ribbon”
It’s been a good week for our Catholic schools! Earlier this week, we learned that Chaminade-Julienne and Carroll High Schools were named recipients of the 2011 Governors’ Thomas Edison Award for Excellence in STEMM education. This prestigious award recognizes schools who received a perfect score in a state evaluation of their Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine (i.e. “STEMM”) programs. As two of only five schools given the award this year, CJ and Carroll are truly setting the standard for outstanding STEMM education in our state.
Two of our Catholic schools were recently recognized with Blue Ribbon Awards. St. Gabriel's Consolidated School and St. Susanna School join a growing number of Archdiocesan schools that have received this prestigious award. Having visited both of these schools, I can verify that the awards are well deserved.
I have now been physically present in 40 of our schools. I am continually amazed at the academic excellence and vibrant, Christ-centered communities in our schools. We are truly doing a superior job of educating children.