STA Alumni's Academic Recognitions Abound!

At St. Thomas Aquinas High School, we know that the investment in Catholic education is worth it.  Not only are our students superbly prepared to succeed in their colleges of choice but they are remarkably equipped with the life skills necessary to aim high and soar higher in their lives.  Time management skills, accountability for work and responsibilities, the ability to juggle multiple commitments- these are but a few of the skills that our Saints carry in their pocket when they leave high school.


But the proof, of course, is always in the pudding.  And thus, here is a recent sampling of some of our graduates’ latest academic recognitions. Saints Pride!


Molly Smith, a member of the class of 2019 from West Newbury, has been named to the fall 2018 Dean's List at Loyola University Maryland. In order to qualify for the Dean's List at Loyola, a student must achieve a minimum QPA of at least 3.500 for the term, provided that, in the term they have successfully completed courses totaling a minimum of 15 credits.


Megan Brown was named to the Dean's List at Rochester Institute of Technology for the 2018 Fall Semester. Brown is in the interior design program.


Francesca Ragonese, of Merrimac, MA, has been named to the Dean's List at James Madison University for the fall 2018 session. Students who earn Dean's List honors must be considered by the registrar to be carrying a full time course load of graded credit hours and earn a GPA of between 3.5 and 3.899.


Olivia Faulkner, a Sport Management major at Lasell College, was named to the fall 2018 Dean's List. Faulkner, a Seabrook native, is a member of the Lasell College class of 2022. To be named to the Dean's List, they needed to complete at least 12 credits as a full-time student and achieve a semester GPA of 3.5 or higher.


Assumption College has announced that Brenna Chrisom, of Dover, Class of 2020, is one 496 students named to the College's Dean's List for the fall 2018 semester. Students must achieve a grade point average of 3.5 for a five-class, 15-credit semester to be included on the prestigious list, which is announced at the completion of the fall and spring semesters.  "Each semester Assumption College recognizes the hard work and dedication of its students through the Dean's List," said Francesco C. Cesareo, Ph.D., president of Assumption College. "Students who have earned this high honor have demonstrated academic excellence and hard work, as well as committed themselves to the formation of their intellectual and academic lives, an important aspect of the College's mission."


Molly Jones and Laura Coppinger have been named to Stonehill College’s Dean’s List.  To qualify for the Dean's List, students must have a semester grade point average of 3.50 or better and must have completed successfully all courses for which they were registered.


Joseph Grinde, a junior Mechanical Engineering major at Grove City College, has been named to the Dean's List for the Fall 2018 semester. Students eligible for the Dean's List have a GPA of 3.40 to 3.59; for the Dean's List with Distinction a GPA of 3.60 to 3.84 and for the Dean's List with High Distinction a GPA of 3.85 to 4.0.


Zachary Hart, University of Vermont’s Class of 2022, has been named to the Dean's List for the fall 2018 semester. Hart from Farmington, NH, is majoring in Biochemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences. To be named to the dean's list, students must have a grade-point average of 3.0 or better and rank in the top 20 percent of their class in their respective college or school.


Maggie E. Stark of Newfields, N.H., a biology major, was named a Presidential Scholar for the fall 2018 semester at Clarkson University. Presidential Scholars must achieve a minimum 3.80 grade-point average and carry at least 14 credit hours. Clarkson University educates the leaders of the global economy.


John A. Quinn of Newfields has been inducted into St. Lawrence University's Chi Alpha Sigma honorary society for being an outstanding college student-athlete, who excels in the classroom, in their sport, and in the community. Quinn is a member of St. Lawrence’s Class of 2018 and is majoring in environmental studies-government. He is also a member of the men's swimming team at St. Lawrence.  Students are nominated to this society by their head coaches for their contributions to their team, for their moral character and for having achieved a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.4 or higher.