SJCS Highest Honors Awards for Students and Faculty

The following awards are the highest honors that our faculty and students may receive at St. Joseph’s. For students: The Father Fox Award, The Redemptoris Custos Award, and The Outstanding Christian Athlete Award. For faculty: The Deacon Robert Brady Excellence in Teaching Award and The St. Joseph’s Catholic School High School Excellence in Teaching Award. We are incredibly proud, humbled, and moved by the exemplary actions and hearts of these individuals and thank them for making our community a better place.

The Father Fox Award

This award, named in honor of Father Fox, the first priest to celebrate Mass regularly at St. Joseph’s Catholic School, is given annually to the senior who epitomizes the qualities of Christian charity and compassion. Members of the Senior Class may nominate any senior that they feel is deserving of this award, whose names are then submitted to the Headmaster, with the recipient being selected by faculty vote. The recipient delivers the salutatory address at graduation.

Lepak, Luke

Congratulations to senior Luke Lepak

 

 

 

 

 

The “Redemptoris Custos” Award

This award is given annually to the senior who excels in scholarship, Christian leadership, and service, and who best exemplifies the virtues of St. Joseph and the principles upon which the school was founded.  This is the highest honor a student may receive at St. Joseph’s Catholic School. Members of the Senior Class may nominate any senior that they feel is deserving of this award, whose names are then submitted to the Headmaster, with the recipient being selected by faculty vote. Redemptoris Custos is the Latin title for St. Joseph, meaning Guardian of the Redeemer. The recipient delivers the farewell address at graduation.

Rusnak, Sean

Congratulations to senior Sean Rusnak

 

 

 

 

 

The Outstanding Christian Athlete Award

This award is presented to the graduating student-athlete who best embraces the mission and philosophy of St. Joseph’s Catholic School, both on and off the playing field. Members of the Senior Class may nominate any senior athlete that they feel is deserving of this award, whose names are then submitted to the Headmaster, with the recipient being selected by the coaches.

Langan, Gene

Congratulations to senior Gene Langan

 

 

 

 

 

The Deacon Robert Brady Middle School Excellence In Teaching Award

This award is presented annually to one middle school faculty member who demonstrates commitment and dedication to St. Joseph’s Catholic School, while exemplifying the spirit of teaching in all walks of life. The Middle School Teacher Award recipient is selected by vote of the Eighth Grade Class.

Brandon, Joel

Congratulations to SJCS faculty member Joel Brandon.

Joel teaches seventh grade literature and seventh grade boys history. In addition, he serves as the Dragon Slayers Household Dean and is the Club Moderator for the Middle School Academic Quiz Bowl Team. and the High School Teacher Award recipient is selected by vote of the Senior Class.

 

 

 

The St. Joseph’s Catholic School High School Excellence In Teaching Award

This award is presented annually to one high school faculty member who demonstrates commitment and dedication to St. Joseph’s Catholic School, while exemplifying the spirit of teaching in all walks of life. The High School Teacher Award recipient is selected by vote of the Senior Class.

Koon, Megan

Congratulations to SJCS faculty member Megan Koon.

Megan teaches Honors American Literature, AP Literature, AP Language, Creative Writing, and Film. In addition, she serves as the Paladins Household Dean and the club moderator for the St. Joseph’s chapter of the National English Honor Society and the Youth in Government Attorney Team.