On Tuesday, May 24th, 2022, at 7:00 pm in the Philip’s Paolella, Jr. Recreation Center, Honors Convocation was held. Honors Convocation is a ceremony where students are recognized for various accomplishments and leadership at Sacred Heart. Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors all have the opportunity to receive an honor. A person from every grade has the chance to receive the Lenore LaBonia Memorial Scholarship. Freshmen, sophomores, and seniors were presented their Connecticut Science Fair Awards. National Language Exam awards are given in French, Spanish, and Latin to students from every grade. This year, since so many students do well on the exam, it was decided that honorable mentions on the exam would be not be included during the ceremony, only those that medaled. Furthermore, a sophomore was presented the opportunity to attend the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Conference. Juniors invited to Honors Convocation were presented an array of book awards, along with medals from colleges. Also, a junior and senior were given the SAR Good Citizen Award.
Seniors are recognized for many and various awards. Student Council is recognized for their hard work this year, along with Senior Class Officers. SCC Scholar Athletes, Excelsior Athletes, CIAC Scholar Athletes, and SCC Scholar Leader Awards are presented to very deserving and dedicated athletes. Outstanding Seniors in classes are recognized by faculty during Convocation. Areas of study where students were recognized were in Business, English, World Languages, Mathematics, Social Studies, Theology, Campus Ministry, and Fine Arts. There is also the specific Wesley Bonds Outstanding Senior in Science, CAS Excellence in the Arts, Technology Student Association Award, and the Sister Ursula Bongiovanni, ASCJ Musical Award. Students were given awards for their placement in the M3 Math Challenge. Theatre Awards are given out to those that participated in SHA’s annual musical that is always a successful and impressive feat for everyone involved. Mehr Chhatre was recognized for how far she came in the PSAT’s for a chance at a National Merit Scholarship. Lastly, Seniors were recognized for their constant dedication in their studies at SHA. Those that ended with a GPA that qualified as honors and high honors were acknowledged. Additionally, 4.0 Scholars (those that ended with a GPA of 4.0 or above) were honored and lastly, the Top Five were given their distinguishing cords/medals. Delfina Ferro, the 4th ranking senior in the class of 2022 gave her Convocation Address following the awards. The annual Honors Convocation at SHA is an incredibly special event and really validates many of the girls at SHA’s tireless work and accomplishments. Its a time for students and families to come together and celebrate their daughters achievements and motivate them to try their hardest for the upcoming school year. Congratulations to all the award winners!