South Catholic Connections

Northwest Catholic High School is pleased to honor the legacy of SCHS and welcome its loyal community to gather here. NWC and former SCHS faculty member Fran Laffin (SCHS '70) welcomes your questions and can be reached at or 860-236-4221 x160.

Past Events


Joe Reilly was an iconic basketball/baseball coach and teacher at South Catholic High School who impacted the lives of many students and athletes throughout Greater Hartford during his Hall of Fame career. His values and efforts reflect the true ideals of South Catholic. This tournament is a tribute to his life and an ongoing commitment to Catholic Secondary Education in his spirit.

Proceeds of the tournament are directed toward named scholarships for qualified Northwest Catholic and East Catholic High School seniors. The tournament has been held at Indian Hill Country Club in Newington, CT. Cost was $125.00 per person and includes 18 holes (scramble format), cart, buffet dinner (Francesco’s on Franklin Ave., Hartford), a raffle and prizes.  Sponsorship opportunities are available at the following levels:  

  • Platinum Sponsor  - $1,000 and above (4 golfers and sign on the course)
  • Gold Sponsor          -     $500   (2 golfers and sign on the course)
  • Silver Sponsor         -     $250
  • Tee Sponsor             -     $100

For more info about the annual tournament, contact Rick Carbray at (860-922-5910) or Fran Laffin at (860-236-4221 x160). If you can’t be with us on that day but want to help young people receive a Catholic education by supporting this scholarship, send your donation to: Joseph F. Reilly Golf Tournament, c/o Rick Carbray, 12 Maryanna Way, Rocky Hill, Ct. 06067


The Day of Caring and Sharing is one-of-a-kind-event. In November 2017 former teachers and staff from South Catholic High School gathered on a panel to share funny anecdotes, memorable moments, and fond memories of their days at South. The panel was moderated by former SCHS teacher Ed Hackett and included audience participation. There was also a wine and cheese social, a teacup raffle, and a chance to buy or order South Catholic gear (shirts, sweats, hats, etc.). There was no charge for this fun evening, but a free will offering to the South Catholic Scholarship Fund was  gratefully accepted. For more information about this event, contact Fran Laffin at or 860-236-4221 x160.

Les Childs' Memorial Concert

In November 2016 Northwest Catholic High School hosted over 200 people from the South Catholic community for The Les Childs' Memorial Concert performed by South Catholic High School alumni. Les Childs was an iconic music teacher at South Catholic who touched the lives of many students while helping to shape the musical careers of dozens more. Les passed away in 1999, but his charismatic persona lives on. Les was remembered in a special way as past members of the SCHS Glee Club, Choralaires, and Swing Choir came together for a fun evening to sing some of Les' favorite songs. Following the concert those in attendance got together for refreshments and to enjoy one another's company and meet Les' sister and brother who drove up from Pennsylvania.

South Catholic High School Scholarship established at NWC

The establishment of the South Catholic High School Scholarship at Northwest Catholic High School was announced in November 2015. 

This scholarship honors the legacy of South Catholic, a school with a storied 30-year history and a vibrant community known for its spirit, performance, and leadership. South Catholic High School graduates have gone on to be leaders in innumerable professions and have positively impacted society on the local, national, and international levels.

Opportunities are available for members of the South Catholic community to contribute to this scholarship program. If you feel that South Catholic High played a positive role in your life, and would like to pay it forward by helping today’s young people benefit from a quality Catholic education, please consider a gift to this scholarship. Gifts are much appreciated and can be made securely online HERE, or by mailing a check payable to Northwest Catholic High School to the NWC Advancement Office, Attention: Fran Laffin, 29 Wampanoag Drive, West Hartford, CT 06117.

The South Catholic High School Scholarship will be awarded to deserving Northwest Catholic High students with financial need who demonstrate a personal commitment to academic and spiritual growth, reflecting the ideals of South Catholic High School.