12 Xaverian Students Honored for Acts of Kindness


Announcing the Launch of Brother Raymond Hoyt, C.F.X. Awards

Xaverian Brothers High School has announced the creation of a new student award to honor character and acts of kindness. It is called the Brother Raymond Hoyt, C.F.X. Award, named after a much-beloved alumnus, teacher, and assistant principal, who passed away in 2017. Brother Ray, a 1970 Xaverian graduate, served the school for 26 years with enthusiasm, positivity, and humility. In the spirit of Brother Ray’s contribution to the Xaverian community, award recipients demonstrate kindness towards their neighbors, humility in their actions, and service to those in need. 

Each month, faculty and staff are asked to nominate any students they feel meet the award criteria in one of six categories (descriptions below), including humility, kindness, work ethic, generosity, discipleship, and respect. A limited number of the nominees are selected by the administration each month of the school year. The first-ever recipients of this award were announced on October 8.

The September recipients of the Brother Raymond Hoyt, C.F.X. Award are as follows:

Alex Brinker ’25, Kindness
Niko Franklin ’24, Kindness
Roman Perdoni ’24, Kindness
Matthew Foley ’23, Discipleship
Daniel Uche ’23, Kindness
Alex Lomberto ’22, Work Ethic
Philip Gelso ’21, Kindness
Justice Ciampa ’21, Work Ethic
Michael Berluti ’21, Generosity
Michael Collins ’20, Discipleship 
Luke Strachan ’20, Discipleship and Kindness
John Roper ’20, Humility 

“There are countless good deeds performed in our community on a daily basis and this award is one small way to recognize the altruism of our students,” said Michael Nicholson, Assistant Principal for Student Life. He added, “Students arrive at Xaverian, bringing their unique gifts and talents. As we seek to educate the whole person, recognizing positive student behavior has the twofold benefit of affirming the individual in their act and serving as a positive example to our community.”

Brother Raymond Hoyt, C.F.X. Category Descriptions:

Humility - Recipients of this award have demonstrated an act of helping others in the
community without any fanfare. They are also students who recognize their own
limitations while striving to get better through action and service.

Kindness- Recipients of this award are happy, positive members of the community who
are trustworthy and willing to make connections with others. They are authentic in their
praise of others and do good deeds that make others feel special.

Work Ethic - Recipients of this award do not seem to be discouraged by setbacks and
push through adversity. They often go the extra mile and show a notable commitment to
completing a task.

Generosity - Recipients of this award give of themselves and expect nothing in return.
Whether it is time, resources, or labor, students recognized in this category show a
passion for helping others succeed.

Discipleship - Students receiving this award build relationships with others inspired by
the gospel ideals of devotion, care, and encouragement. These students hold their
classmates accountable and challenge them to embody Xaverian values.

Respect - Recipients of this award admire and treat all people in the school community
well. They are courteous and act in positive ways about themselves and others. Respect
at Xaverian means you show others that you care about their feelings and well-being.
A private, Catholic, college preparatory day school for boys in grades 7-12. The Boston area prep school offers a rigorous academic curriculum, a well-developed campus ministry program focused on faith, character, and leadership, and a proud athletic tradition featuring competitive Division 1 high school athletics in the Catholic Conference.