Some 129 distinguished scholars from 30 Archdiocesan and private Catholic secondary schools gathered May 23 for the 43rd Annual Academic Honors Convocation, a ceremony hosted by the archdiocesan Office for Catholic Education. The students, all of whom are ranked in the top 3% of their senior class, were honored for their intellectual talents and gifts and dedication to their studies.

Most Reverend Michael J. Fitzgerald, Auxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia, who oversees Catholic Education in the archdiocese, presided at the Liturgy of the Word.