3 Ste Jeanne D’Arc Students Named Peter Lynch Scholars
LOWELL -- Three students at Ste Jeanne d’Arc School were recently honored as the school’s Peter Lynch Scholars during a Mass at Our Lady Help of Christians Church in Newton.
The Mass was celebrated by Cardinal Sean O’Malley, archbishop of the Archdiocese of Boston, to induct the ninth class of Peter Lynch Scholars, which includes eighth-grader Adedayo Sanusi, seventh-grader Breanna Rosario and sixth-grader Maya Silva. In all, 197 students from 54 Catholic elementary schools across Greater Boston were inducted.
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 of the Catholic Schools Foundation. The Peter Lynch Scholars program was established in 2010 to honor his involvement with the foundation and the Inner-City Scholarship Fund. Each Catholic elementary school selects its Peter Lynch Scholars based upon, among other criteria, grades, work ethic, and demonstrated care and concern for others in the school community and beyond.
“You have a Peter Lynch Scholarship because someone sees potential in you,” Michael Reardon, executive director of the Catholic Schools Foundation, told the inductees. “Because someone sees you as a person in your community who has been called to serve, called to care, just like Peter Lynch has spent the last 30 years caring about each of you.”
Students Maya Silva, Breanna Rosario, Adedayo Sanusi, and Assistant Principal Monique Letendre are shown with Michael Reardon; Executive Director of the Catholic Schools Foundation, Mike Rogers; President of the Catholic Schools Foundation Board of Trustees, Cardinal Seán O’Malley, Peter Lynch, and Amy Ryan; Deputy Superintendent for Catholic Schools.