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Virtual Awards Assembly: Recognizing the Class of 2020

Our Virtual Awards Assembly recognizes all of the accomplishments of the Class of 2020. Given the unique circumstances surrounding COVID-19, we are unable to have our full assembly but we still wanted to offer a final awards assembly for this year's senior class. Here are some of the awards you'll hear announced: valedictorian, salutatorians, Tower of Light Award, John McVay Athletic Award, Eagle of the Cross Award, a list of seniors who received gold honor cords, an Academic Honors Diploma, and the President's Education Award, among other awards.
 
 
AWARDS ASSEMBLY 2020
RECOGNIZING THE SENIOR CLASS

Department Awards 
The English Department would like to recognize the following seniors who have maintained a semester average of “A” in English for four years. This award is named in honor of Mr. John Wagner, who in his 44 years as an English teacher, established a standard of excellence in the English Department. 

This year’s recipients of the John Wagner English Scholar Award are:
GRACE BENTZEL
CARAGAN BURICK
MAXMILIAN CONGENI
CLAIRE EBERHARDT
IAN ELSON
MADISON FARINA
ELIZABETH FISCHER
KATHERINE FLICKINGER
CECELIA GARTON
BROCK JANOWICZ
CAITLYN KIMBELL
ANGELA MAIO
ASHLEY MAIO
LINDSEY McCUE
ANTHONY MULLEN
EMILY WATTERS
ERIN WATTERS
 
The Foreign Language Department would like to recognize the following students who have maintained semester average of “A” in Spanish for four years:
GRACE BENTZEL
JUSTIN BUCKLAND
JULIANA COLANT
MAXMILIAN CONGENI
SOPHIA DIMOS
MADISON FARINA
ALEXA HOWELL
CAITLYN KIMBELL      
ANGELA MAIO
ASHLEY MAIO
LINDSEY McCUE
EMILY WATTERS
ERIN WATTERS
ISABELLA ZEIGLER

French students are also honored for their academic excellence. The following students have demonstrated excellence in performance with straight A’s in French 1, 2, 3, and 4.:
CECELIA GARTON
ROBERT PICKENS

The following students have received an “A” each semester during their four years in Latin:
CLAIRE EBERHARDT
MATALAN NIKISHIN
 
The Science Department proudly recognizes members of the senior class that have demonstrated outstanding achievement in the field of science.  Named in honor of Mr. Lowell Klinefelter, who in his 48 years as a Chemistry teacher, established a legacy of excellence that will endure as the standard by which all Crusaders are measured.  To qualify for this award, a student must have accumulated a minimum of 5 credits in science and have maintained a minimum grade point average of 4.4 in these classes.

This year’s Lowell Klinefelter Science Scholar Award recipients are:
SOPHIA DIMOS
CLAIRE EBERHARDT
IAN ELSON
CECELIA GARTON
CAITLYN KIMBALL
ANGELO MAIO
ASHLEY MAIO
JAMES McCLAIN
LINDSEY McCUE
ANTHONY MULLEN
MATALAN NIKISHIN
ELLIE SMITH
EMILY WATTERS
ERIN WATTERS
 
Each year the Mathematics Department recognizes seniors who have earned 8 semester A’s in Honors Geometry, Honors Algebra 2, Honors Pre-Calculus, and AP Calculus.  This year the Mathematics department is pleased to recognize:
JUSTIN BUCKLAND
MAXMILIAN CONGENI
CLAIRE EBERHARDT
CECELIA GARTON
CAITLYN KIMBELL
ASHLEY MAIO
LINDSEY McCUE
ANTHONY MULLEN
ROBERT PICKENS
EMILY WATTERS
ERIN WATTERS
 
President's Education Award
Thirty-seven (37) students have qualified for our next award.  This year President Trump is sponsoring the President’s Education Award for Educational Excellence.  These awards are made to the graduating seniors who have maintained a 3.5 or better average for 7 semesters and have received a score placing them at or above the 85th percentile on a nationally recognized standardized college admissions exam.

This year’s recipients are:
SUTTON BAILEY                                     ANGELA MAIO            
AUSTIN BECK                                         ASHLEY MAIO            
GRACE BENTZEL                                    MITCHELL MARINOS
JUSTIN BUCKLAND                                JAMES McCLAIN
CARAGAN BURICK                                 LINDSEY McCUE
JULIANA COLANT                                  ANTHONY MULLEN
MAXMILIAN CONGENI                         TYLER NEAL
VINCENT DiRUZZA                                LUKE NICODEMO
NICHOLE DUDLEY                                 MATALAN NIKISHIN
CLAIRE EBERHARDT                              TYLER PARSON
IAN ELSON                                              ROBERT PICKENS
ELIZABETH FISCHER                              SYDNEY RISALITI
KATHERINE FLICKINGER                       ALEJANDRO RODRIGUEZ
CECELIA GARTON                                  ELLIE SMITH
JULIE HAINES                                           JOURNEY TAYLOR                  
ALEXA HOWELL                                      EMILY WATTERS                  
BROCK JANOWICZ                                  ERIN WATTERS                  
CAITLYN KIMBELL                                   ISABELLA ZEIGLER
ANDREW KURTZ
 
National Honor Society 
The National Honor Society is a nationally affiliated program established by the National Association of Secondary School Principals in 1921. The purpose of this organization was to:
  •             Create enthusiasm for scholarship
  •             Stimulate a desire to render service
  •             Promote leadership
  •             Develop character in the students of secondary school

Graduates who are members of the Central Catholic chapter are distinguished by the blue cords they were with their caps and gowns.

At this time, the Central Catholic chapter would like to recognize and thank those members who served as officers for the 2019 – 2020 school year:
CLAIRE EBERHARDT 
CAITLYN KIMBELL 
LINDSEY McCUE 
ANTHONY MULLEN 
 
 
Student Council    
STUDENT COUNCIL PRESIDENT                       JUSTIN BUCKLAND                    
STUDENT COUNCIL VICE PRESIDENT             SYDNEY RISALITI                        
STUDENT COUNCIL SECRETARY                      VINCENT DiRUZZA                     
STUDENT COUNCIL TREASURER                      ELLIE SMITH        
                            
SENIOR CLASS PRESIDENT                               SOPHIA DIMOS                   
SENIOR CLASS VICE PRESIDENT                      CAITLYN KIMBELL            
SENIOR CLASS SECRETARY                               MITCHELL MARINOS       
SENIOR CLASS TREASURER                              CLAIRE EBERHARDT   
 
Eagle of the Cross 
The Eagle of the Cross Award is given yearly by the Diocese of Youngstown. This national honor is given to outstanding Catholic teenagers who exemplify moral integrity, prayer, good works, and Christian leadership. Each Catholic high school has two recipients of the award and each deanery of parishes has a recipient as well. We would like to honor all of our recipients and nominees from this year’s Eagle of the Cross Ceremony:
GRACE BENTZEL
LEONARDO CONGENI
SOPHIA DIMOS
CLAIRE EBERHARDT
IAN ELSON
MADISON FARINA
BROCK JANOWICZ
LINDSEY McCUE
MATALAN NIKISHIN
ISABELLA ZEIGLER
            
The 2020 award winners from Central Catholic High School are:
MATALAN NIKISHIN
ISABELLA ZEIGLER 
 
Class of 2020 plans for the future & scholarships accepted
Each senior will be announced, along with their future plans, and their accepted scholarship awards 
 
Honor Cords 
The following students in the senior class have maintained a 4.0 or above average throughout their four years at Central Catholic. This year, gold honor cords are presented to 31 of our graduating students, acknowledging their academic excellence:
SUTTON BAILEY
GRACE BENTZEL
JUSTIN BUCKLAND
CARAGAN BURICK
JULIANA COLANT
LEONARDO CONGENI
MAXMILIAN CONGENI
SOPHIA DIMOS
VINCENT DiRUZZA
CLAIRE EBERHARDT
IAN ELSON
MADISON FARINA
ELIZABETH FISCHER
KATHERINE FLICKINGER
CECELIA GARTON
JULIE HAINES
ALEXA HOWELL
BROCK JANOWICZ
CAITLYN KIMBELL
ANGELA MAIO
ASHLEY MAIO
JAMES McCLAIN
LINDSEY McCUE
ANTHONY MULLEN
MATALAN NIKISHIN
ROBERT PICKENS
SYDNEY RISALITI
ALEJANDRO RODRIGUEZ
ELLIE SMITH
EMILY WATTERS
ERIN WATTERS
 
John McVay Athletic Award 
The John McVay Award was established to honor the outstanding athlete in the graduating class. This award is given to the senior who has been voted by all the coaches and administrators to be the best all-round senior athlete. This year, the John McVay Award is presented to AUSTIN BECK.   
 
Tower of Light 
The Tower of Light Award was initiated 27 years ago and is given annually to a graduating senior who has exemplified the qualities of leadership, Christian witness, involvement,  dedication to Central Catholic, and service to others throughout their years at Central Catholic.

Our 2020 Nominees are:
LEONARDO CONGENI
SOPHIA DIMOS
CLAIRE EBERHARDT
MADISON FARINA
KATHERINE FLICKINGER
BROCK JANOWICZ
LINDSEY McCUE

Our 2020 winner of the Tower of Light Award is:
CLAIRE EBERHARDT
 
Salutatorian & Valedictorian 
The Class Salutatorian is the student who ranks second highest in the graduating class. This honor is determined by a ranking factor based on the number of credits completed and the quality points accumulated. An engraved gold medallion is presented to the students named this year as Salutatorians.

Central Catholic’s 2020 Salutatorians are:
CLAIRE EBERHARDT
SOPHIA DIMOS
CAITLYN KIMBELL
LINDSEY McCUE

The Class Valedictorian is the student who ranks highest in the class. This honor is determined by a ranking factor based on the number of credits completed and the quality points accumulated.  An engraved gold medallion is presented to the students named this year as Valedictorian. 

Central Catholic’s 2020 Valedictorian is:
ERIN WATTERS

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