Peter Lynch Scholars
13 Saint John Paul II Catholic Academy Students
Inducted by the Catholic Schools Foundation into the Tenth Class of Peter Lynch Scholars
Tuesday, November 19, Newton, MA–At Our Lady Help of Christians Church in Newton, MA, a Mass was celebrated by Cardinal Seán O’Malley, Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Boston, to induct the tenth class of Peter Lynch Scholars. For the 2019-2020 school year, thirteen Saint John Paul II Academy student were among 206 elementary students to be inducted into the tenth class of Peter Lynch Scholars by the Catholic Schools Foundation (CSF). Cheyenne Brown (Lower Mills Campus), Stefany Contreras (Columbia Campus), Makayla Deschamps (Lower Mills Campus), Angie Edouard (Neponset Campus), Ernst Edouard (Neponset Campus), Eva Gordon (Neponset Campus), Eliana Jean (Lower Mills Campus), Chlory Julie Lamerique (Columbia Campus), Jovani Maestre (Columbia Campus), Anthony Martindale (Neponset Campus), Katherine Monterroso (Neponset Campus), Jade Olivenza (Lower Mills Campus), and Samuel Pierre (Lower Mills Campus) were joined by Peter Lynch Scholars from 59 Catholic elementary schools across the Greater Boston area.
Peter Lynch, known for his successful career as a money manager at Fidelity Investments, is a longtime supporter of Boston’s Catholic schools and serves as President Emeritus for CSF. The Peter Lynch Scholars Program was established in 2010 to honor Mr.Lynch’s involvement with CSF and its signature program, the Inner-City Scholarship Fund (ICSF).
Peter Lynch attended the Mass and was accompanied by Michael B. Reardon, Executive Director of CSF, Tom Carroll, Superintendent for Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of Boston, and CSF Board Members Robert Cunjak and Fr. Marc Bishop.
“To our parents who are here, to our grandparents, guardians, siblings, cousins, those people who are important in the lives of our students – thank you,” said CSF Executive Director Mike Reardon. “Your commitment to Catholic education makes a difference, and it is going to matter in the lives of these young people. We are proud to sit with you and be a small part of that.”
Each Catholic elementary school selects their Peter Lynch Scholars based upon, among other criteria, his or her grades, work ethic and demonstrated care and concern for others in the school community and beyond.
The Mass music was provided by the choir from Saint Louis School in Lowell.