Archbishop’s Medallion Reception Recognize Catholic Students



For the past 17 years, the archbishop of the Archdiocese of San Antonio has awarded the coveted Archbishop’s Medallion to one student from each of the 10 Catholic high schools. This year, Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller and the Department of Catholic Schools held a reception for the 2016 Archbishop’s Medallion recipients at St. John Hall Auditorium early this morning. The award is bestowed upon students who display an enduring commitment to assist the school, parish and community to encounter the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to promote Catholic teaching and values.

Catholic schools in The Archdiocese of San Antonio have been educating its children in strong academics and faith for more than 170 years. The Mission of the Department of Catholic Schools is to provide services and direction to pastors, principals, teachers and other school leaders so that the vision of Catholic education in the Archdiocese of San Antonio can be realized. There are 43 Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of San Antonio serving over 12,200 students supported by 1,100 employees. For more information visit

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Recognizing the need to market and bring in greater funds to the schools for operations, the Archdiocese created HOPE in December 2006. HOPE has donations from many generous contributors, and annually helps 2,000 children with tuition assistance. For the 2015-16 school year HOPE provided $2.5 million in tuition assistance to families in need. HOPE estimates 3,500 families from the Archdiocese will request tuition assistance for the upcoming school year. For more information visit

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