Bishop Malooly and the Diocese of Wilmington Catholic Schools Office acknowledged a group of high school seniors April 21 with the 2021 St. Francis de Sales Awards Convocation.
“The scriptures remind us that all good gifts come from God, who distributes them as he wills to build up the body of the church,” the bishop said to the gathering at St. Elizabeth Church in Wilmington where 70 Catholic school students were recognized.
The Saint Francis de Sales Award Medal was cast in recognition of this annual convocation. The medal features Saint Francis de Sales, patron of the Diocese of Wilmington. The reverse side of the medal bears the invocation, “St. Francis de Sales, pray for us.” Around the medal is the inscription “Diocese of Wilmington – Outstanding Catholic School Senior.”
A Saint Francis de Sales outstanding Catholic school senior is recognized for excellence in faith development, scholarship, service, leadership, and citizenship.
The following students were honored.
(Michael Marinelli, headmaster, Katie Eissler Thiel, principal)
(Mary McClory, principal, Leslie Fundakowski, vice principal)
Saint Elizabeth Upper School
(Joseph Papili, president, Terre Taylor, principal)
Saint Mark’s High School
(Thomas Fertal, principal, Francis Corrigan, assistant principal, academic affairs)
Saints Peter & Paul High School
(Father James Nash, pastor, James E. Nemeth, principal)
(Brendan P. Kennealey, president, Father J. Christian Beretta, OSFS, principal)
(Trisha Medeiros, president, Jeffrey Danilak, Upper School principal)