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2019 Awards Ceremonies

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Morning Awards Assembly, April 29
Evening Awards Ceremony, April 29
Junior School Awards Assembly, May 6

Morning Awards Assembly, April 29

Awards Assembly 2019
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Military Recognitions

Andrew Johnson, Army ROTC, Santa Clara University
Louis Rolwes, United States Naval Academy

Special Scholarship Recognitions

Marian University San Damiano Scholarship, Dominic Lloyd
University of Mississippi, Chancellor’s Leadership Award, Trent Lott Leadership Program, Preston Antes
Missouri Top 100, Patrick Carr
Shelter Insurance Foundation Scholarship, Christopher Friemel

National Merit Scholarships

Duncan Phillips, Vanderbilt University
Clayton Salvatori, University of Florida
Mark Shallenberger, University of Evansville

College Athletes

Christopher Friemel, Iowa State University, Hockey
Will Mohrmann, Kenyon College, Soccer
Mark Shallenberger, University of Evansville, Baseball
Cullen Trout, Marian University, Baseball

Faculty Awards

Class Mentor — Mr. Steve Oslica '05
Yearbook Dedication — Father Cuthbert Elliott '02
Classroom Instructor — Dr. Andrew Davis
Coach — Mr. Jake Parent

Evening Awards Ceremony, April 29

Awards Ceremony 2019
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The following Prize Books are awarded to members of the Priory junior class. Students are selected by the Priory faculty and normally come from the top quarter of the class.

Cornell University – Adam M. Saleh
Dartmouth College – Thomas C. de Wolff
The George Washington University – Thomas F. Mooney
Harvard University - Dalton A. Bingman
College of the Holy Cross - Peter W. Weaver
University of Notre Dame – Jack McEnery
University of Pennsylvania – Ian J. Crossey
Princeton University - Luke M. Braby
Rhodes College - Alexander D. Wasinger
Saint Anselm College – Nicholas S. Blessing
Saint Louis University - Sandeep R. Yanamala
Saint Michael’s College – Stephen L. Carroll
West Point: The United States Military Academy - Harrison M. Thome
Williams College - Carson S. Brame
Yale University - Matthew C. Sinclair
George Eastman Young Leaders Award - Giuseppe M. Schifano
Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony Award – Benjamin B. Glarner
Rensselaer Medal – Carson S. Brame
Bausch and Lomb Honorary Science Medal - Luke M. Braby
Xerox Award for Innovation and Information Technology - Ian J. Crossey


Form Prizes
Form Prizes are awarded to students with the highest grade point averages in Forms I through V.

Form I Prizes – Yrwin M. Batan, Patrick M. Hamill, John A. Spivey
Form II Prizes – Riley J. Carlin, Matthew E. Loftus
Form III Prizes – Matthew H. Broder, Cedric Z. Bruges, Ryan A. Lally, Wyatt E. Lewis, Matthew G. Roxas, Brendan P. Stein
Form IV Prizes – Sami G. Haddad, Devin V. Kancherla
Form V Prizes – Matthew C. Sinclair 

Academic Achievement
Academic achievement awards are presented to students in Forms III, IV and V who have shown, according to the judgement of their teachers, the greatest improvement in their studies since the last academic year.

Form III Prize – Maxwell A. Guarino, Dominic J. McMillan
Form IV Prizes – Andrew M. Lloyd
Form V Prizes – Lucas D. Bagwell

Academic departments recognize those students who have demonstrated the highest level of success in their respective areas of study.

Theology and Literary prizes are awarded in each Form, a Classical Language prize is awarded to a student in Form V, and prizes in Modern Languages, History, Science, Mathematics, Computer Science, and Thesis are awarded to students in Form VI.

Theology Prizes

Form I – Andrew J. Nance
Form II – Riley J. Carlin
Form III – Matthew H. Broder
Form IV – James L. Rempe  
Form V – Quinn P. Callahan
Form VI Seminar – Ian M. Newman

Literary Prizes

Form I – Connor P. Guthrie
Form II – Evan C. Hugge
Form III – Matthew H. Broder
Form IV – Michael T. Moen
Form V – Matthew C. Sinclair
Form VI – Jacob W. Sowers

Classical Languages Prize – Matthew C. Sinclair
Christian B. Peper Greek Prize – Sean M. Dolan, Louis B. Rolwes
Modern Language French Prize – C. Joseph Pollnow
Modern Language Spanish Prize – Louis B. Rolwes
Modern Language Mandarin Prize – Henry P. Strasheim
History Prize – Duncan W.M. Phillips
Science Prize – Clayton J. Salvatori
Mathematics Prizes – Joseph E. Gioia
Computer Science Prize – Adam W. Urish

Thesis Prizes        

  • Matthew J. Capps – “The Synoptic Problem: A New Perspective on an Old Debate”
  • Sean M. Dolan – “Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief – A Translation of Chapter One into Latin”
  • Ben Hwang – “The Shortcomings of Automation Within the Medical Field”
  • Stephen C. Rashford – “Three Saint Louis Abbey Stained Glass Pieces”

Marvin Lindmark Award
Established by friends of Marvin Lindmark in his honor, this award is given to a freshman for enthusiasm and excellence in the study of History. Cedric Z. Bruges, Cole A. Polley

Daughters of the American Revolution Award
Certificate of award for outstanding work in American History. Sean M. Dolan

The J. Brian Barry Award
Named for former Priory faculty member Brian Barry, the J. Brian Barry Award is given to a student in Form II who has demonstrated significant achievement in the integrated science program throughout the Junior School. Evan C. Hugge

The Mark C. Bussmann ’71 Science Research Award
Given to a senior who has made a significant contribution, outside of the existing curriculum, in the area of research and scientific investigation. Patrick M. Carr

The CEdge Entrepreneurial Award
This award is given to the senior who demonstrates qualities that embody the successful entrepreneur, including the discipline needed to complete complex projects, confidence to help his ideas succeed, competitiveness and a self-starter mentality, creativity to identify and solve real-world problems, determination to achieve his goals, good communication skills, and a strong work ethic. Adam W. Urish

Father Austin E. Rennick Poetry Award
Initiated to honor Father Austin, who taught English for 50 years, this award acknowledges excellence in the creative writing area of poetry. Wilmsen B. Craig


Prizes are awarded in the Fine and Practical Arts in Forms I and II and for Music, Drama, Medieval Arts, Photography, and the Visual Arts in both the Junior School and the High School.

Studio Art Awards
Junior School – Ian G. Lin, Alex J. Bahr
High School – Colin J. Phillips 

Drama Awards
Junior School – Theron A. (Asher) I. Sharp
High School – Liam T. Avioli

Calligraphy Award
Junior School – Luke A. Sommer

Photography Award
High School – Aaron T. Cole

Vocal Music Awards
Junior School – Andrew J. Frei, Michael P. Mathis
High School – Jacob R. Buganski

Stained Glass Award
Christian A. Wagner

The J. Michael Means and David M. Neukum Medieval Arts Award
Recognizes achievement in Priory’s Medieval Arts program. Thomas J. Messmer


Best Athlete – This award recognizes the student who has made the most significant contribution to the overall athletic program through exceptional achievement in multiple sports. The award is made in both the High School and the Junior School.
Junior School – Nazzan A. Zanetello
High School – Anthony D. Leeker

Coaches’ Cup – This award recognizes the student who has shown dedication to the athletic program through hard work and discipline. This individual places the team first without concern for personal recognition. The award is made in both the High School and the Junior School.
Junior School – Maxwell L. Lipe
High School – Patrick M. Carr, Jacob H. Conard

Scholar Athlete – The Scholar Athlete Award is presented to the Priory senior who has distinguished himself by excelling in the classroom as well as in athletic competition. He will represent Priory in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Scholar Athlete Awards. – Louis B. Rolwes

Sportsmanship – This award is presented to the senior who has demonstrated, throughout his athletic career at Priory, the true characteristics of sportsmanship and respect. – William T. Mohrmann, Gregory C. L’Hommedieu


The Priory Award
In honor of Brandon Paton, the Priory Award is given to the senior who best represents the “total Priory student” academically, athletically, in service to the school, and through his character. Preston D. Antes 

Richard V. Cavanaugh Honorary Award
Beloved faculty member Richard “Dick” Cavanaugh taught English at Priory from 1971 through 2009. In honor of Mr. Cavanaugh, Priory created an award to recognize a senior of outstanding character and integrity, whose presence in our community has been a model of good student behavior. William T. Mohrmann

Koman-Willman Award
Presented to a junior selected for his all-around contribution to the life of his class and school. Considerations include enthusiasm, friendliness, sense of humor, leadership, citizenship, spirit of service, conscientious student, athletic contribution, competitive spirit, and interest in other students and their welfare. Dominic A. Kraus

The Brunner Trust Award
Established by Father Michael in memory of his father, Maurice T. Brunner, to honor a member of the junior class – the most intense year in our program – and through this award to recognize the work and contribution of the entire junior class. Charles D. Ferrick

St. Louis County Student Leader Award
Presented to a junior who has made significant contributions to the school. Thomas C. de Wolff

Archbishop May Service Award
Acknowledges outstanding service to the community by member of the senior class. Stephen C. Rashford

American Legion Award
Given to a senior based on courage, honor, patriotism, scholarship and service, which when cultivated, result in better leadership. Louis B. Rolwes

Martin Luther King, Jr. Model of Justice Award
Presented by Saint Louis Priory School and the Archdiocese of St. Louis to a senior who has demonstrated through his attitude and work a commitment to serving humanity in the broader community. This student has made justice a central part of his life and has committed himself “to the noble struggle for equal rights.” Connor J. Hanzlik

Saint Louis Priory School Service Award
Recognizes exemplary dedication and service to the entire Saint Louis Priory School community by a member of the senior class. Matthew J. Capps, Stephen C. Rashford

Abbot Gregory Mohrman Service Award
Awarded to a Junior School student for distinguished service to the Junior School community. Andrew W. Limp

Father Finbarr Dowling Spirit Award
Presented to the senior who best promotes school spirit. Kevin J. Flores

I Dare You Leadership Award
Given to one or more juniors who demonstrate personal integrity and outstanding leadership within the school. Ian J. Crossey

Joel Huelsmann Award
In remembrance of Joel Huelsmann ’94, this award is given to a sophomore for his exceptional personal achievements in the classroom and on the athletic field as well dedication to his class and school. Brody P. Whalen

Humanitarian Award
Presented to students in the Junior School who have made significant contributions to community spirit and service to the Priory community. Carter M. Montgomery, Gabriel T. Kraus

Junior School Awards Ceremony, May 6

JS Awards Ceremony 5-6-19
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Our 7th and 8th grade students had their own assembly, and the Junior School Student Council recognized several faculty members with awards:

Teacher of the Year - Mr. Thomas Carroll
Fine Arts Teacher of the Year - Mr. Ryan Niemann '03
Coach of the Year - Coach Carl Givens
Trabajadora Award - Mrs. Carrie Lane
Father Timothy Horner Mentor Award - Dr. Patrick Owens
Certificate of Appreciation - Mr. William Bander
Certificate of Appreciation- Mr. Matt Gilliam

They also presented Mrs. Judy Mohan with a gift in recognition of the end of her first year as director of the Junior School.


“Listen carefully, my son, to the master’s instructions, and attend to them with the ear of your heart.”

Prologue, 1

“This is advice from a father who loves you; welcome it, and faithfully put it into practice.”

Prologue, 1

“First of all, every time you begin a good work, you must pray to him most earnestly to bring it to perfection.”

Prologue, 4

“If you desire true and eternal life, keep your tongue free from vicious talk and your lips from all deceit; turn away from evil and do good; let peace be your quest and aim. (Ps 33[34]:13)”

Prologue, 17

“Clothed then with faith and the performance of good works, let us set out on this way, with the Gospel for our guide, that we may deserve to see him who has called us to his kingdom (1 Thess 2:12).”

Prologue, 21

“If we wish to dwell in the tent of this kingdom, we will never arrive unless we run there by doing good deeds.”

Prologue, 22

“What is not possible to us by nature, let us ask the Lord to supply by the help of his grace.”

Prologue, 41

“Therefore, we intend to establish a school for the Lord’s service.”

Prologue, 45

“The good of all concerned, however, may prompt us to a little strictness in order to amend faults and to safeguard love.”

Prologue, 47

“The reason why we have said all should be called for counsel is that the Lord often reveals what is better to the younger.”

Chapter 3, 3

“Your way of acting should be different from the world’s way; the love of Christ must come before all else.”

Chapter 4, 20-21

“Never give a hollow greeting of peace or turn away when someone needs your love.” –Chapter 4, 25-26

“Bind yourself to no oath lest it prove false, but speak the truth with heart and tongue.”

Chapter 4, 27-28

“Place your hope in God alone.”

Chapter 4, 41

“Respect the elders and love the young.”

Chapter 4, 70-71

“Pray for your enemies out of love for Christ. “

Chapter 4, 72

“If you have a dispute with someone, make peace with him before the sun goes down.”

Chapter 4, 73

“The first step of humility is unhesitating obedience, which comes naturally to those who cherish Christ above all.”

Chapter 5, 1-2

“Speaking and teaching are the master’s task; the disciple is to be silent and listen.”

Chapter 6, 6

“The first step of humility, then, is that a man keeps the fear of God always before his eyes (PS 35[36]:2) and never forgets it.”

Chapter 7, 10

“Let us consider, then, how we ought to behave in the presence of God and his angels, and let us stand to sing the psalms in such a way that our minds are in harmony with our voices.”

Chapter 19, 6-7

“On arising for the Work of God, they will quietly encourage each other, for the sleepy like to make excuses.”

Chapter 22, 8

“Every age and level of understanding should receive appropriate treatment.”

Chapter 30, 1

“Above all, let him be humble. If goods are not available to meet a request, he will offer a kind word in reply, for it is written: A kind word is better than the best gift (Sir 18:17).”

Chapter 31, 13-14

“Let all the rest serve one another in love.”

Chapter 35, 6

“Indeed, nothing is to be preferred to the Work of God.”

Chapter 43, 3

“Idleness is the enemy of the soul. Therefore, the brothers should have specified periods for manual labor as well as for prayerful reading.”

Chapter 48, 1

“The life of a monk ought to be a continuous Lent.”

Chapter 49, 1

“All guests who present themselves are to be welcomed as Christ, for he himself will say: I was a stranger and you welcomed me (Matt 25:35).”

Chapter 53, 1

“Proper honor must be shown to all, especially to those who share our faith (Gal 6:10) and to pilgrims.”

Chapter 53, 2

“(B)ecause wherever we may be, we are in the service of the same Lord and doing battle for the same King.”

Chapter 61, 10

They should each try to be the first to show respect to the other (Rom 12:10).”

Chapter 63, 17

“We wish this rule to be read often in the community, so that none of the brothers can offer the excuse of ignorance.”

Chapter 66, 8

“Trusting in God’s help, he must in love obey.”

Chapter 68, 5

Never to do another what you do not want done to yourself (Tob 4:16).”

Chapter 70, 7

“No one is to pursue what he judges better for himself, but instead, what he judges better for someone else.”

Chapter 72, 7

“Let them prefer nothing whatever to Christ, and may he bring us all together to everlasting life.”

Chapter 72, 11-12

“What page, what passage of the inspired books of the Old and New Testaments is not the truest of guides for human life?”

Chapter 73, 3

“What book of the holy catholic Fathers does not resoundingly summon us along the true way to reach the Creator?”

Chapter 73, 4


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