Cardinal Stritch earns “Top 50” honors…again
For the third consecutive year, Cardinal Stritch High School has been named one of the best 50 Catholic High Schools in the United States by the Catholic High School Honor Roll.
Cardinal Stritch is the only Catholic high school in Ohio to receive the honor this year. The award recognizes Catholic high schools that excel in academics, Catholic identity and civic education.
In its five years, the Honor Roll has seen over 50 percent of America’s nearly 1,300 Catholic high schools participate at least once. This year nearly 300 schools completed the three detailed surveys that measure a school’s observance of the Church’s educational mission.
“At Cardinal Stritch High School, our motto is ‘Disciples First,’ says Father David Reinhart, president of Stritch. “Our teachers, staff, parents and students make stewardship a way of life. That is our Catholic identity and it reflects in our civic education and the academic excellence we strive for.”
“To be named one of the best Catholic high schools in the nation three years in a row validates the emphasis we place on stewardship coupled with academic excellence,” says Timothy Mahoney, the school’s principal. “At Stritch, educating students means integrating our faith and spiritual formation into everyday activities. We invite everyone who is part of the Stritch family to use their brains, creativity, time and skills to maintain this level of excellence.
“We’ve tried to create an environment at Stritch that is life-changing and life-enhancing,” says Mahoney. “It’s an honor to be recognized for something we believe in so strongly.”
To celebrate the award, Cardinal Stritch High School held a special assembly Nov. 7 in the school gym.