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Honoring Excellence: Celebrating our Award Recipients & Inductees

Honoring Excellence: Celebrating our Award Recipients & Inductees

On May 5, 2022, over 400 members of the Central Catholic Family gathered for the Honoring Excellence Champagnat Awards & Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Boston-Andover.

Saint Champagnat statue with awards

Congratulations to our Champagnat Award Recipients and Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees!

These awards honor the achievements of a select group of alumni, friends, and community members whose lives, acts of kindness, and contributions to Central Catholic and the wider world fully represent the best traditions of CCHS.

Guests enjoyed socializing with friends and family, dinner, and formal presentations which also included current CCHS students. 

Faculty members and honorees


The Champagnat Awards

Saint Marcellin Champagnat, founder of the Marist Brothers, urged his Marist followers to live their lives “doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.”

The Champagnat Awards honor Alumni and Members of the Central Catholic community whose lives reflect extraordinary faith, service to the least favored, professional achievement, and dedication to our Marist mission. Their lives inspire us every day.

Group photo of the  2022 Champagnat Award Recipients

Click here for profiles on all of this year's recipients, listings of prior recipients, and details on what each Award represents.

The Champagnat Awards Profiles & Recipients


The Athletic Hall of Fame

The Athletic Hall of Fame recognizes those individuals who distinguished themselves on the Raider playing fields or in endeavors associated with Raider athletics.

Inaugurated in 1981, the Athletic Hall of Fame has 151 inductees and strives to honor individuals for “excellence in the ranks of those who wore the Central Catholic Red and Blue.”

Click here to read more about this year's inductees and listings of all members of the Athletic Hall of Fame.

Athletic Hall of Fame Profiles & Recipients


Honoring Excellence Photo Albums

Welcome & Candids

Champagnat Awards Presentations

Athletic Hall of Fame Induction


Thank you to our honorees, our presenters, and everyone who made the evening so special!

Thank you to our wonderful Master of Ceremonies, Christopher Pollone '92, a national news correspondent who served as our Honoring Excellence MC for the second time.

Master of ceremonies

Thank you to all who attended this wonderful celebration in support of Central Catholic's tradition of excellence.

People at front of room applauding

We look forward to hosting Honoring Excellence once again in 2025!

Central Catholic High School
A College Preparatory High School of Excellence in the Marist Tradition
Founded by the Marist Brothers in the heart of Lawrence, Massachusetts in 1935, Central Catholic High School enrolls 1,300 students from over 60 cities and towns. Students come from diverse backgrounds to form a caring community of faith, learning, and service. They advance to college in overwhelming numbers (nearly 100%) and move on to successful careers and positions of leadership in government, business, industry, academia, and professions.

For more information, please visit, call 978-682-0260, or email

Mission: Central Catholic High School makes Jesus known and loved.
We educate the whole person for college and for life, with particular care for the least favored and those in need.

Raider Athletics

Raider Athletics represents a proud tradition of excellence that enriches the Central Catholic experience for both participants and spectators.

Our student-athletes bring home State, Sectional, and Conference Championships on a regular basis while representing the school community with pride.

Central Catholic offers twenty-seven (27) Varsity sports in competitions governed by the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) and the Merrimack Valley Conference (MVC) as well as two (2) seasons of Cheerleading under the Massachusetts Secondary School Administrators' Association (MSSAA).

More than half of our student body, approximately 800 students, compete on at least one of these teams, an experience that fosters teamwork, dedication, sportsmanship, and the pursuit of excellence, lessons that carry over into all aspects of life.