About

Ranalletti, Whelan, and Dillon Awards

    • Patrick Culliton '21 - Ranalletti Award

The Fr. Richard A. Ranalletti Award

The Ranalletti Award for Outstanding Christian Character was introduced in 2016 to honor Rev. Richard A. Ranalletti, C.S.B., the 18th Principal of CC (2000-2010) and second President (2010-2012).  The Ranalletti Award is presented annually at graduation to the Senior who has demonstrated Christian character and values during his years as a student at Catholic Central as nominated by his peers.



Year Recipient
2016 Matthew Higgins
2017 Nicholas Gessler
2018 Michael Nunu
2019 Brendan Burke
2020 Caleb White
2021 Patrick Culliton
    • Michael Ramirez '21 - Whelan Award

The Fr. James H. Whelan Award

The Whelan Award was introduced in 1950 to honor Fr. James H. Whelan, Catholic Central's fourth principal (1934-1940). The Whelan Award is given annually to a Senior who has excelled academically, is an outstanding athlete, and is looked upon by his peers as a Christian gentleman. For more than 60 years it has honored accomplished young students who would distinguish themselves later as men of Catholic Central.


Year Recipient
1950 Ron Rozman
1951 Ray Groth
1952 Brian Walker
1953 Pete Mackert
1954 Don Chomicz
1955 Tom Jozwiak
1956 John Krupp
1957 John Edwards
1958 Joe Olshove
1959 Denny Spalla
1960 Ed Hagen
1961 Bill Downs
1962 Paul O’Brien
1963 Mike MacDonald
1964 Frank Haggerty
1965 Dennis Voytovich
1966 Jim Salczynski
1967 Jime Reo
1968 Frank Gerbig
1969 Mike Schimmel
1970 Mike Fenech
1971 Don Theisen
1972 Steve Rodriguez
1973 Tom LaGarde
1974 Tim Reume
1975 Dave Rodriguez
1976 Mark Lubienski
1977 Bill Parren
1978 Jay Snyder
1979 Joe Rudzinski
1980 Mike Lewis
1981 Mike Nugent
1982 Pat Reid
1983 Tom Malone
1984 Joe Urso
1985 Ed Turek
1986 Walt Bartel
1987 Mitch Quint
1988 Chris Lemanski
1989 Scott Hauncher
1990 Dave Owens
1991 Rob Sylvester
1992 Matt Roney
1993 Joe Suhajada
1994 Jeff Lachapelle
1995 Andy Short
1996 Jeff Monnette
1997 Marc McDonald
1998 Joe Sgroi
1999 Nick Brzezinski
2000 Mike Morris
2001 Mark Willoughby
2002 Ryan Rogowski
2003 Dan Moore
2004 Derek Brooks
2005 Kevin Horal
2006 Rob Forte
2007 Jake Marmul
2008 Ryan Houska
2009 Tim Dezelski
2010 Jeff Janer
2011 Ryan Majsak
2012 Kyle Cooper
2013 David Houle
2014 A.J. Turek
2015 Jack Walsh
2016 Philip Schmitz
2017 Matt Harding
2018 Rory Cox
2019 Mike Harding
2020 Brendin Yatooma
2021 Michael Ramirez


    • Matthew Kozma '21 - Dillon Award

The Fr. Daniel L. Dillon Award

The Dillon Award is a recognition of academic achievement that has been a part of Catholic Central history since 1970. Fr. Raymond Paramo, CSB instituted the Dillon Award as a way to honor the student with the highest cumulative grade point average of each year's Class. The Award bears the name of Fr. Daniel Dillon, CSB because of his dedication to the academic advancement of CC as its first Principal. 


Year Recipient
1970 Randal DePollo
1971 William Wolber
1972 George Martin
1973 Gary Harden
1974 Richard Doan
1975 Kenneth Rice
1976 Mark Majkowski
1977 Thomas Bartos
1978 Michael McGarry
1979 Louis Tocco
1980 Joseph Grenier
1981 Gregory Law & Laurence Wiland
1982 James Whelan
1983 Michael Stachecki
1984 Kieran Burke
1985 Christopher Rito
1986 Michael Bruner
1987 Ronald San Juan
1988 Brian Raney
1989 Anthony Mikulec
1990 Christopher Freitas
1991 John Richards
1992 Paul Rajlich
1993 Pete Lee
1994 Adam Borchert
1995 Gregory Ayres
1996 Michael Buchanan
1997 Christopher Parrott
1998 John Edwards
1999 John Gardai
2000 Paul Schultz
2001 Kevin Pilkiewicz
2002 Paul Switaj
2003 Peter Troyan
2004 John Zick
2005 Charles Drummond
2006 Andrew Huber
2007 Thomas Mathew
2008 Harrison Nguyen
2009 Edwin David
2010 Thomas Voutsos
2011 Timothy Hoffman
2012 James Haubert
2013 Logan Whitehead
2014 Jonah Kemp
2015 Andrew Gobis
2016 Ean Maloney
2017 Sean Ebben
2018 Michael Nunu
2019 Parker Stogdill
2020 Mark Holowicki Jr.
2021 Matthew Kozma
“Teach Me Goodness, Discipline, and Knowledge” is the motto of the Basilian Fathers and the sacred mission of Catholic Central High School. For ninety years, the graduates of Catholic Central have made a positive impact locally, nationally, and around the world.