2016 8th Grade Graduation Ceremony Awards


Congratulations to the inspiring graduating 8th grade students of St. Ignatius Loyola! Best of Luck in high school!

Award: National Physical Fitness Awards

Criteria: Students who met the physical fitness challenge by scoring in the 50th percentile or above in:

  • The one mile run

  • Sit & Reach

  • Curl-ups

  • Pull ups/bent arm hang

  • Colin Balash

  • Ann Birmingham

  • Declan Fishburn

  • Sydney Fitzgerald

  • Andrew Gordos

  • Margaret Helms

  • Jacqueline Kirwan

  • Jacob Painton

  • Bella Pichardo

  • Jenna Price

  • Benjamin Stewart

Award: Presidential Physical Fitness Award

Criteria: Students who met the physical fitness challenge by scoring in the 85th percentile or above in:

  • The one mile run

  • Sit & Reach

  • Curl-ups

  • Pull ups/bent arm hang

  • Megan Ruffing

Award: Service Award

Criteria: Presented to the following students in appreciation for their loyal service to others throughout the year as members of Student Council.

  • President - Felicity Firestone

  • Treasurer - Francesca Logozzo

  • Representative - Margaret Helms

  • Representative - Michael Kenny

  • Representative - Justin Kresse

  • Representative - Benjamin Stewart

Award: Service Awards

Criteria: Presented to the following students in appreciation for their loyal service towards others throughout the year as members of the School Safety Patrol.

  • David Babiarz

  • Olivia Berry

  • Ann Birmingham

  • James Brubaker

  • Felicity Firestone

  • Justin Kresse

  • Francesca Logozzo

  • Marianna Miller

  • Antonio Pichardo

  • Jake Piscanio

  • Megan Ruffing

  • Brianna Sauselen

  • Evan Towle

  • Chase Turczynski

Award: CYO Ideal Athlete Award

Criteria: Presented to an eigth grade boy and eighth grade girl who exemplify the ideals of the CYO program.

  • Margaret Helms

  • Andrew Gordos

Award: Choir Award

Criteria: Presented to the following students for noteworthy performance in the Youth Choir.

  • David Babiarz

  • Felicity Firestone

  • Margaret Helms

  • Jacqueline Kirwan

  • Justin Kresse

  • Francesca Logozzo

  • Marianna Miller

  • Alexander Pfromm

  • Julia Pickard

  • Jenna Price

  • Megann Ruffing

  • Brianna Sauselen

  • Emanuel Spada

  • Chase Turczynski

Award: Reading Music Foundation Award

Presented by: Mrs. Behler on behalf of the Reading Musical Foundation

Criteria: The mission of the Reading Musical Foundation is to promote music in the Berks Country Community. The foundation generously provides funds for a music awards to be given to students graduating from 8th grade. The “Esprit de Corps” award recognizes musicians who demonstrate leadership as well as team playing within the music ministry.

  • Margaret Helms

Award: The STEM Award

Criteria: Recognizes a contributing member of the music ministry who is also a high achiever in at least one of the STEM sujects of science, technology, engineering and math.

  • Justin Kresse

Award: Good Citizenship Award

Criteria: State Sentator sponsored Good Citizenship awards for students throughout the county. The students who were recommended for this award had to meet the following criteria:

  1. Demonstrated leadership and responsibility throughout the school year.

  2. Provided meaningful service to his/her fellow students.

  3. Was a student in good academic standing.

  4. Earned the admiration of faculty and administration.

  • Olivia Berry

  • Andrew Gordos

  • Brianna Sauselen

  • Kerry Shirk

Award: CYO Religion Award

Criteria: Successfully complete the requirements for the Bishop Thomas G. Welsh CYO Religion Award.

  • Colin Balash

  • Ann Birmingham

  • Felicity Firestone

  • Sydney Fitzgerald

  • Andrew Gordos

  • Margo Helms

  • Michael Kenny

  • Jacqueline Kirwan

  • Justin Kresse

  • Francesca Logozzo

  • Jacob Painton

  • Julia Pickard

  • Henry Pilliod

  • Megan Ruffing

  • Kayla Rugh

  • Brianna Sauselen