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Academics & College Prep News

Northwest Catholic postpones Honors Breakfast but celebrates award winners

NWC students earning a 3.67+ cumulative average are usually celebrated with a delicious breakfast. This year the biannual Honors Breakfast is put on hold, but the school recognizes these standout students for their academic achievement.

Northwest Catholic Announces Commended Students

Matthew Deneen of Windsor and Harrison Waterbury of Avon were named Commended Students in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program.

Northwest Catholic Announces Valedictorian and Salutatorian

Gabriel Landi of Colebrook is NWC 2020 Valedictorian, and Katherine Dudley of Wethersfield is Salutatorian. Landi plans to attend Northeastern University and Dudley plans to attend Brown University this fall. 

Northwest Catholic student delivers lion puzzles to teachers

Mateo Moran '21 and his father, John, delivered forty puzzles to Northwest Catholic's teachers over Easter Weekend.

Robotics Overcomes Adversity

"Robotics is all about overcoming adversity, from failed ideas to catastrophic malfunctions. I’m glad to have gotten the chance to work with some very resilient engineers. There’s no doubt that whatever comes next, the Iron Lions and Larry 2.0 will be ready." ~Justin DeFina '20

First African American Federal Judge in New England Visits Northwest Catholic

The Honorable Vanessa L. Bryant for the District of Connecticut spoke to the NWC community about Brown v. Board of Education, culminating the school’s month-long Black History Month celebration.

Historian and Northwest Catholic alumna tells stories of women's enslavement

The brilliant and humble Kerri Lee Alexander '10, today a Ph.D. candidate at Howard University and an Education and Public History Fellow at the National Women’s History Museum, was both delighted and flattered to be at the podium, teaching, storytelling, and inspiring the young minds before her.

Northwest Catholic Religion and Spanish Teacher Tours Holy Land


Mrs. Kristina Gillespie, a 30-year veteran teacher at Northwest Catholic, took a pilgrimage to Israel as a professional development sabbatical.