Saint Francis Xavier Scholars for 2011
The Malden Catholic St. Francis Xavier Scholars Program recognizes the academic excellence of students with entrance test scores of 90 percent or above, engaging them in a 4-year program that not only includes AP classes, but ranges from seminars to annual projects to portfolio development.
Last summer (2011) , the SFX Scholars participated in a 4-day institute workshop that included a trip to the Kennedy Library. At the JFK, the students had lunch with Gerard Doherty, Malden Catholic Class of 1946 and former Kennedy campaign advisor. The week held multiple activities for the incoming scholars. It incorporated a visit to Salem State College where the students learned about the Holocaust victims from WWII. This was followed by a visit to the Salem Witch Museum and a performance re-enacting the Salem Witch Trials of 1692.
A Boston College campus visit was next in the program. Here the young men spoke with admission personnel, met with Senior Vice President of Boston College, Dr. James MacIntyre, and had a tour of the campus. Events also included a cookout at Malden Catholic High School and academic team activities and challenges.