St. Theresa’s first honors announced

In a special awards ceremony on Thursday, June 18, at St. Theresa School, students in grades 4 through 7 were named to The Principal’s List for achieving highest honors – an average of 95% or above – for the 4th quarter and for the whole 2008-2009 school year.

Many students received First Honors awards with a total average of 90% to 94.9% and other students were awarded Second Honors with a total average of 85% to 89.9%.

Students also must receive an A (excellent) or a B (good) in conduct and effort in order to be awarded Honors.

Teachers and parents shared in the ceremony held in St. Theresa’s gymnasium. Along with Pastor Father Robert Grippo, Sr. Martha Otterstadt, St. Theresa’s Director of Religious Education, who, after 14 years, will be leaving the school to head her religious order, joined in congratulating the students on their achievement.

Students with the highest full-year rankings are:

4th Grade : 1st, Natalie Pompi; 2nd, Gino Lucciola; 3rd, Brittany Purcell.

5th Grade: 1st, Lisa Motttola; 1st, Nicholas Sedacca; 2nd, Samantha DelGrosso; 3rd, Alex Canicatti.

6th Grade: 1st, Joseph Boncardo; 2nd, Caitlyn Linehan; 3rd, Allison Garippa.

7th Grade: 1st, Alex Mottola; 2nd, Dimitris Hormovas; 3rd, Alessandra Colasacco; and 3rd, Daniel Gjuraj.

Principal Josephine Fanelli is delighted with the success of the school’s honor roll students this year and said, “I’m so proud to recognize the children who have achieved these honors. The Ceremony is held not only to recognize and honor the efforts of those who rose to the occasion, but also to inspire others to raise their rankings for next year.”

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