Five STCPS Students Honored as Peter Lynch Scholars

On Tuesday, November 19 at Our Lady Help of Christians Church in Newton, a Mass was celebrated by Cardinal Seán O’Malley, Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Boston, to induct the tenth class of Peter Lynch (PL) Scholars. For the 2019-2020 school year, five students from Saint Columbkille Partnership School were part of a group of almost 200 elementary students to be inducted into the tenth class of PL Scholars by the Catholic Schools Foundation (CSF). The Saint Columbkille Partnership School students were joined by PL Scholars from more than 50 Catholic elementary schools across the Greater Boston Area. Selection criteria included grades, work ethic, and demonstrated care and concern for others in the school community and beyond.

“Our Peter Lynch Scholars exemplify a great work ethic and thoughtfulness for others,” says Dr. William Gartside, Head of School at Saint Columbkille Partnership School. “At Saint Columbkille, we aim to teach the whole child and we are grateful to the Catholic Schools Foundation for their support in this effort.”

Peter Lynch, known for his successful career as a money manager at Fidelity Investments, is a longtime supporter of Boston’s Catholic Schools and serves as President Emeritus for the Catholic Schools Foundation. In his honor, The PL Scholars Program was established in 2010 to honor Mr. Lynch’s involvement with the Catholic Schools Foundation and the Inner-City Scholarship Fund. Each Catholic elementary school selects their PL Scholars based upon, among other criteria, his or her grades, work ethic and demonstrated care and concern for others in the school community and beyond.