February 25, 2021
Pope Francis Prep awarded the Aquinas Scholarship to 4 eighth-grade students who scored the highest national percentile composite scores on the admissions placement exam this past December. St. Thomas Aquinas was considered one of the greatest scholastic philosophers and is often referred to as the patron saint of students, scholarship, and schools.
Head of School, Dr. Paul Harrington shared, “These four students are academic superstars. Their impressive scores on our placement exam, achieving at nearly the 12th grade level in math and English, exemplifies the hard work and dedication they put into their studies. I look forward to witnessing their impacts on the Pope Francis Prep community. Congratulations as well to their parents and the faculty at schools they have attended through eighth grade!”
The $1,000 merit scholarship is renewable each year provided the student remains on the PFPS High Honor Roll at each semester marking period and adheres to the school’s Academic Integrity Policy at all times.
Congratulations to the following students for being the first students to receive the Aquinas Merit Scholarship:
Hannah Fanelli, from St. Aloysius Catholic School
Lily Frost, from St. Bernard School
Victoria Parent, from St. Mary’s Academy
Dillon Shea, from Wilbraham Middle School