The success and value of our Catholic schools is manifested through our students. The Aquinas Medal is awarded to one student from each school who embodies the qualities we seek to instill in our students. Saint Thomas Aquinas, patron saint of scholars, combined his powerful intellect with an all-embracing love of God. Saint Thomas labored, as do our schools, to impart knowledge infused with an awareness of God to those who learned from him.

One student is selected from the highest academic year in each school to receive the Aquinas Medal. The Medal is not intended as strictly an academic recognition but to make visible those young people in our schools who embody the spirit of the school’s mission and the philosophy of Catholic school education.

This year, I am proud to announce that the SMPS Aquinas Medal is awarded to Matthew Criniti.