Congratulations to Father Cavanaugh & Our 2019 HOPES Award Winners

Last night, leaders and volunteers from across the Archdiocese of Hartford came together at the 2019 HOPES Awards dinner, to recognize selected volunteers who support our students, teachers, and faculty in making Catholic schools, like SJS, such exceptional institutions.

We are very excited to announce, at last night’s event, our Pastor, Father Cavanaugh, was presented with the 2019-2020 Distinguished Catholic Elementary School Pastor of the Year award!  For those of us that work with Father Cavanaugh, this award comes as no surprise.  He is exceptionally passionate about Catholic education and we are truly blessed with his unyielding support when it comes to making Saint James School an wonderful place for our students to grow and learn.

Also recognized last night were some amazing Saint James School volunteers:  Mrs. Carol O’Neill, who has been a volunteer at our school for 43 years; Mrs. Jennifer O’Neill, who instituted and continues to spearhead our Cross Country Program; and Mrs. Alicia Poth, who served as our school’s HSA President for many years (as well as starting and running our STEM club for younger students).

Please join us in congratulating all our award winners next time you see them!