CHS Distinguished Graduate

CHS Distinguished Graduate Organization






The Distinguished Graduate Organization was established in 2014-2015 to recognize the graduates of Catoctin High School who have made a difference at the local level, in the state, and/or in the nation. These men and women are nominated in five categories: Academics, Arts & Humanities, Athletics, Business, and Service (community, military, or public). Nominated graduates will be mailed an application to complete. Honorees are selected from those applications returned to the committee. All nominees must be graduates of Catoctin High School. Students who attended CHS but did not graduate from CHS are not eligible for recognition.
The community can also nominate a former Catoctin staff member (cafeteria worker, custodian, administrator, instructional aide, secretary, or teacher) to be recognized. The earliest a former staff member can be nominated is two years following their departure from CHS.
There will be an awards ceremony the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. The freshmen and senior classes and the honorees’ families are the only guests invited to the awards ceremony. When each honoree receives his/her award, he/she will be invited to speak to the guests and students about the impact of a CHS education and the choices that he/she made that lead to personal success. The goal is for the freshmen and seniors to see role models in the many men and women who are Catoctin alumni. The day will conclude with a small reception in the media center to honor the recipients.
Nomination forms can be picked up in the front office of Catoctin High School, or can be downloaded from the CHS website, Nomination forms must be submitted by May 1. Nominees will then receive an application to be completed by June 1. The Distinguished Graduate Organization committee will determine the award recipients by June 15.


Nomination forms:
Editable Word Document
Printable Word Document

Printable PDF Version

Current Committee Membership

Keith Bruck - Program Coordinator

Bernard Quesada - CHS Principal

Lacee Andrew - CHS graduate & current CHS staff member

Deb Clark - CHS graduate & former CHS staff member

Kim Flabbi - CHS graduate & current CHS staff member

Rachel Misner - CHS graduate & current CHS staff member

Curt Hower - Former CHS staff member

Becky Hurley - CHS graduate & current CHS staff member

John Keopke - Community member & former CHS staff member

Tom Sherald - Community member & former CHS staff member