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XAVERIAN ANNOUNCES BROTHER RAY AWARD WINNERS FOR SEPTEMBER


This September, 13 students were selected as recipients of the Brother Ray Awards.

The Brother Raymond Hoyt, C.F.X. Award, is named after a much-beloved alumnus, teacher, and assistant principal. 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. This September, 13 students were selected as recipients.

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

Caden “CJ” Briere ’26, Work Ethic
Johnny Black ’25, Kindness
Pano Haseotes ’25, Work Ethic
Ned Gormley ’24, Kindness
Justin Fannon ’24, Work Ethic
Jack Gianino ’24, Kindness
Ryan Sullivan ’23, Discipleship
Ethan Stanley ’22, Work Ethic
Jackson Mazza ’22, Discipleship
Owen Kidd ’22, Work Ethic
Noah Wilson ’21, Humility
Tim Bowers ’21, Discipleship
Neeraj Ramesh ’21, Generosity

"These awards reinforce the important notion that each student has the opportunity to make a positive impact on those around them,” said Joshua Tranfaglia, Xaverian’s Assistant Principal for Student Life. "Whether it’s a seventh grader inviting a student who is sitting alone to join his lunch table or a freshman consistently taking time to help his classmates with a difficult physics concept, these moments shape our Xaverian 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.
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