Guerin Catholic recognized fourth consecutive time
Today, September 20, 2012, the winners of the 2012-2013 Catholic High School Honor Roll competition were announced by The Cardinal Newman Society, and St. Theodore Guerin High School was again recognized.
The top 50 schools are recognized for overall excellence in all three Honor Roll categories, and other schools receive special recognition in particular categories.
Deacon Rick Wagner, Principal of Guerin Catholic, announced the news to the school families this morning.
“This recognition affirms that we have done what we are called to do as a Catholic school,” said Wagner. “The Catholic faith permeates every aspect of our school. We instruct in the faith; we celebrate our faith in daily Mass and AllSchool liturgies; and we pray together. The seeds of faith planted at Guerin Catholic will produce fruit for years to come. We know that tuition costs are a sacrifice, but there is real value in an education rooted in our faith.”
“Since competition began in 2004, the Honor Roll has been a helpful tool for administrators, families, and benefactors in recognizing the quality of a Catholic high school,” said Patrick J. Reilly, President of The Cardinal Newman Society. “The Honor Roll schools are a reminder that Catholic education is getting better every day—not only academically, but in the renewal of Catholic identity—and we are delighted to see the increased level of competition among the schools that participated in the program this year.”
The top 50 schools are located in 21 states, with Pennsylvania having the highest number of honorees with seven schools, followed by Texas with six and Michigan with five. St. Theodore Guerin (Noblesville) and St. Joseph’s (South Bend) were Indiana’s only schools to make the list.
The Catholic High School Honor Roll was created by The Acton Institute in 2004. The Cardinal Newman Society assumed the program this year, consistent with its mission of helping Catholic families and promoting faithful Catholic education