East Texas school honored once again

Posted by Ellen Krafve - email

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Bishop T.K. Gorman Catholic School is being honored once again.

It is the school's fifth year in a row to be selected as one of the Top 50 Catholic High Schools in the nation.

A special ceremony has been planned for Tuesday February 3, 2009 to honor the school. The ceremony will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the Haddad Gym on the Gorman campus.

During the ceremony, Chairman of the Catholic High School Honor Roll, Mr. Anthony Pienta, will present the Honor Roll Award to the Gorman Student Council President, Kelsey Deal, acknowledging Gorman as one of only eight Catholic high schools in the United States to be on the Honor Roll all five years of its existence.

Guests who will present congratulatory messages include the Honorable Barbara Bass, Mayor of the City of Tyler; Honorable Louie Gohmert, United States Representative; Mr. Tom Mullins, President of the Tyler Chamber of Commerce and Dr. Charles LeBlanc, Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Diocese of Tyler.

Part of the special ceremony also includes two student testimonials about the impact of attending a Top 50 High School.

Active Advisory Board member, Rev. John Schlegel, President of Creighton University said the Honor Roll is significant for education.

"The primary goal of the Honor Roll is to encourage schools to educate students as effectively as possible in a way that integrates Catholic faith and prepares students for active engagement with the world," Schlegel said.

Selection criteria for inclusion in the Catholic High School Honor Roll includes three different components - academic excellence, Catholic identity and civic preparation.

More information on the Catholic High School Honor Roll is available at the Honor Roll website: www.chshonor.org.  The website includes comprehensive notes on the scoring methods, past Honor Roll recipients and contact information.