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Gorman named top 50 Catholic High School

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TYLER, TX - Bishop T. K. Gorman Regional Catholic High School is one of only five Catholic high schools in the United States to be selected for the sixth year to the Catholic High School Honor Roll.

The announcement includes Gorman as one of the top 50 Catholic high schools in America by the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty.

Selection criteria included demonstrated commitment to academic excellence, Catholic identity, and civic education. Nearly 1,300 Catholic high schools were invited to apply to the Honor Roll by completing measurement surveys. Acton indicates, "With this high level of competition, inclusion on the Honor Roll indicates outstanding success in each of the disciplines examined."

"We are blessed to have a Catholic high school in Tyler with a tradition of excellence for more than fifty years," said Msgr. Joseph Strickland, JCL, Vicar General for the Diocese of Tyler. "The recognition of Bishop Gorman as being among the top fifty Catholic schools in the nation for the sixth year in a row is especially significant because it highlights the unique character of our school.

Education in the Catholic tradition is world renown for the ways it forms the whole person. The strength of Bishop Gorman School is a blessing not just for the students and their families but for the entire city of Tyler and beyond."

This year's Honor Roll includes thirteen new honorees and five schools that have earned recognition each of the past six honor rolls. The state of Texas led with seven schools selected, followed by Missouri with five schools. Overall, twenty-three states are represented on the Honor Roll.

Other schools from Texas include Antonian College Prep in San Antonio, St. Thomas Catholic High School in Houston and Strake Jesuit in Houston. Gorman is the only Catholic High School in Texas to win the coveted honor all six times. See more information at the Catholic High School Honor Roll. 

website: www.chshonor.org.

Father Anthony McLaughlin, Rector of the Immaculate Conception Cathedral said, "I am delighted with the news that Bishop T. K. Gorman Regional School has been named as one of the top 50 Catholic Schools in the United States.

This accolade bears testimony to the systematic formation in the Christian faith and academic excellence offered at Bishop Gorman that should be the hallmark of every Catholic School."

Advisory board member Bishop David M. O'Connell, former President of Catholic University of America and current Bishop of Trenton, New Jersey, said the Honor Roll's evaluation method is indispensable. "Catholic schools must examine themselves on a regular basis using a well-rounded approach that assesses adherence to the Church's educational calling," he said. "The Honor Roll strengthens schools by encouraging high standards and vibrant Catholicism."

"The Honor Roll has certainly developed a greater awareness among Catholics that excellence in Catholic education means more than just excelling in academics," explained Honor Roll consultant Kevin Schmiesing. "The best schools also have a vibrant Catholic identity and prepare students for fruitful vocations in politics, business, and the Church."

The Catholic High School Honor Roll is an independent project of the Acton Institute, an international research and educational organization.

The Catholic High School Honor Roll is under the direction of a group of Catholic university presidents and Catholic university educators from Creighton University, Gonzaga University, DeSales University, the Catholic University of America as well as educators from the University of Notre Dame, Franciscan University, and Christendom College.


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