The Cleveland Clinic recently honored Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin with its prestigious Banner School distinction. NDCL is one of only two Catholic high schools in a four-state region to earn the Banner School designation.
According to the Clinic's website, Banner Schools meet stringent implementation and participation criteria to maximize student enrichment and promote continuous programmatic improvement. Fewer than 26% of the 159 schools in four states that participated in 2016-2017 Civic Education programming earned the Banner School designation.
Mr. Bryan Pflaum,
the Clinic's Director of Civic Education, visited campus this summer to present the award to Principal Mr. Joseph A. Waler
. The Cleveland Clinic Banner School award now hangs proudly in the first-floor corridor near displays of our students' award-winning entries in Clinic programs.
In recent years nearly 30 NDCL students have been selected to participate in the Clinic's prestigious and competitive summer internship programs. Our students have also excelled in the Clinic's eXpressions program, which engages students in interpreting their peers' scientific research through art, language, and math.
Last winter juniors Augie King
and Zach Urda
won the eXpressions Best in Show Award in Mathematics—the competition's highest honor. The team of seniors Reagan Hoyt, Haley Otto
, and Alyssa Rice
and junior Valerie Raicevich
won blue ribbons in the math competition for their project focusing on brain research. McKenna Randall
'17 won a blue ribbon, Caroline Pavlish
'17 a white ribbon, and senior Katherine Busch
an honorable mention for their entries in the eXpressions art competition.