MIDDLETOWN – Xavier High School has awarded 15 academic scholarships to eighth-grade students on the basis of their outstanding performance on the school’s entrance exam.
Xaverian Brother Brian Davis, headmaster; Brendan Donohue, principal; and David Sizemore, ’86, academic dean for freshmen, announced the names of the 15 who earned the scholarships as part of the Ryken Scholars Program. The program awards a scholarship to Xavier to any student who scores 95 percent or above on the exam.
The Alumni Honors Memorial Scholarship, a $1,000 scholarship given to students who score 95 percent, went to Jeremy Fleig of Higganum and Patrick Hocking of Middlefield.
The Brother David Eddy, C.F.X. Honors Memorial Scholarship, a $1,500 scholarship given to students who score 96 percent, was awarded to Thomas Blanchard of Portland, David Monti of Rocky Hill, Sean Watson of Essex and Ryan Weis of Higganum.
The recipients of the Thomas Aiello Honors Memorial Scholarship, a $2,000 scholarship given to students who score 97 percent, are Peter Goggins of Middletown and Trevor Morris of Durham.
The Bishop Vincent Hines Honors Memorial Scholarship, a $5,000 scholarship given to students who score 99 percent, was presented to Justin Brady of Wallingford, Joseph Mascaro of Rocky Hill, Dylan McCarthy of Portland, Ryan McNeil of Wethersfield, Brett Myskowski of Berlin and Neil Patel of Rocky Hill.
The Brother Robert C.F.X. Honors Scholarship, a full tuition scholarship given to the top scorer, was awarded to Calvin Colby of Berlin.
"Being a Ryken Scholar is a notable distinction and a great accomplishment," said Mr. Donohue. "We recognize these students for achieving that honor just as we recognize all of our students when they succeed."
Xavier High School currently serves approximately 870 young men from more than 60 cities and towns in Connecticut.