Caitlyn Napierkowski —2017 Sr. Antonine Signorelli, ASCJ Excelsior Award Recipient
June 6, 2017
Senior Caitlyn Napierkowski was presented with the 2017 Sr. Antonine Signorelli, ASCJ Excelsior Award at the recent Honors Convocation. This award, named for the foundress of Sacred Heart Academy, is given each year to the senior who, in the opinion of the Sisters, consistently exemplifies dedication and loyalty to Sacred Heart Academy, imbibes the spirit of the school’s motto Excelsior (committed to reaching ever higher in all aspects of her life), and values and is committed to the “strong bonds” formed at Sacred Heart Academy.
“Kate is someone who leads by example and, while sharing her gifts, empowers others to also be the best version of themselves,” shared Principal Sr. Kathleen Mary Coonan, ASCJ, ’76.
A natural leader, Kate served as senior class president and varsity softball captain. As class president, she was respected for representing all members of the class equally—the theatre kids, the smart kids, the quiet kids. She is truly an advocate for all. A four-year varsity softball player, Kate played center field.
People are naturally drawn to Kate, who is exceedingly charismatic. She never thought twice about wearing our new shark mascot costume to create school spirit and was co-founder of our Spirit Club. As a member of Key Club, Kate acted as an ambassador to assist in admissions. She serves as a lector, usher, and volunteer at Blessed Sacrament Church. Whether in the classroom, on the field, or serving others, Kate works tirelessly, always giving 100 percent. She will attend the nursing program at Quinnipiac in the fall.