Posted by boston.com December 2, 2013 07:00 PM
The following was submitted by the Malden Catholic High School:
Brother Thomas Puccio, C.F.X., Ed.D., has received the Bishop Cheverus Medal from the Archdiocese of Boston, presented to him by Cardinal Sean O'Malley, Archbishop of Boston, on Sunday, Nov. 24 at Holy Cross Cathedral. The medal recognizes “exemplary service given in the name of the Lord.”
“Brother Puccio is truly committed to Catholic education,” said Edward C. Tyrrell, Malden Catholic High School Headmaster. “He upholds the Xaverian values of humility, trust, compassion, simplicity and zeal, and teaches our students by the example of the life he leads. The Bishop Cheverus Medal is a well-deserved honor for Brother Puccio.”
Brother Puccio [left] has been a Xaverian Brother for more than forty years. He was an English teacher and department chair at St. John’s Preparatory School for 14 years before joining the faculty at Malden Catholic, where he has served as Principal for 26 years and Interim Headmaster (2008-2009). Brother Puccio has also moderated the Malden Catholic Parents Club for 27 years, serves on the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Council, taught SAT Preparation, psychology, and Advanced Placement English. A Doctor of Educational Leadership (Johnson & Wales University), he also holds a Master’s degree in Secondary Administration from Salem State College; a Master’s in British Literature from Boston College, and an undergraduate degree in American & British Literature from Brandeis University. He received the 2007 Theodore James Ryken Award at Malden Catholic High School.
The Bishop Cheverus Medal was presented to 95 laypersons, deacons and religious in appreciation for quiet dedication to the church. The medal is named after Jean Cardinal Cheverus, first bishop of Boston from 1808-1824 and was first awarded to parishioners in 2008, the bicentennial year of the Archdiocese.
About Malden Catholic
Since 1932, Malden Catholic High School has maintained a tradition of leading students to achieve academic excellence in a Catholic, familial atmosphere. Annually, 99 percent of Malden Catholic graduates attend college. The Class of 2013 applied to 239 colleges and universities distributed across forty states, the District of Columbia and Canada. Graduates last year received college scholarships with a four-year value of more than $19 million. Recognized for its dedicated faculty, challenging curriculum, spiritual guidance, social outreach, and championship caliber athletic programs, Malden Catholic educates young men from more than 40 communities surrounding Boston. The school is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Further information on the school may be found at www.maldencatholic.org