As part of its 57th graduation exercises, Mater Christi School in Burlington recognized student achievement at its Grade 8 Recognition Day on June 4

In this year’s graduating class of 23 students, nine students achieved national recognition for academic excellence and achievement.

Six students received the President’s Award for Educational Excellence. This award recognizes academic success in the classroom: to be eligible, each student must have an A average and be identified for high achievement in reading or math on state tests or nationally normed tests. These students were: Annecy Blanck, Jericho; Amelia Curry, Burlington; Graham Harris, Essex; Jared Kennedy, Williston; Samuel Kunin, Shelburne; Philip Skidd, Shelburne.

In addition, three students received the President’s Award for Educational Achievement: Miranda Lizotte, Jericho; Christopher Robinson, Williston; Logan Sheppard, Colchester. This award recognizes students that show outstanding educational growth, improvement, commitment or intellectual development in their academic subjects. Its purpose is to encourage and reward students who give their best effort, often in the face of special obstacles.

Mater Christi School, Grade 8 Awards 

President’s Award for Educational Excellence:

  • Annecy Blanck, Jericho
  • Amelia Curry, Burlington
  • Graham Harris, Essex
  • Jared Kennedy,Williston
  • Samuel Kunin, Shelburne
  • Philip Skidd, Shelburne

President’s Award for Educational Improvement

  • Miranda Lizotte, Jericho
  • Christopher Robinson, Williston
  • Logan Sheppard, Colchester

Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizenship Award: Ella Byers, Shelburne

John J. Hartnett Memorial Award: Peyton Donovan, South Burlington, and Matthew Servin, Charlotte

Instrumental Music Achievement Award: Anthony Brescia, Alburgh

Vocal Music Achievement Award: Samuel Kunin, Shelburne

Joseph C. McNeil Memorial Award: Daniel Bogre, Winooski

Catherine McAuley Award: Regan Hendricks, Shelburne and Samuel Kunin, Shelburne

Distinguished Drama Award: Caspar Hammer, Shelburne

Jhamille Renton Award:  Evan Havreluk, Fairfax and Logan Sheppard, Colchester

Ryan Collins Memorial Science Award: Jared Kennedy, Williston

Kristen L. Charlebois Memorial Literary Award: Philip Skidd, Shelburne

Frederick M. Peyser Art Award: Amelia Curry, Burlington

Mater Christi School Principal’s Award: Ella Byers, Shelburne and Matthew Servin, Charlotte

Emily Lyman Creative Writing Award: Annecy Blanck, Jericho