Mr. Cornish Recognized for Outstanding Latin Teaching

Mr. Anthony Cornish, a teacher at Detroit Catholic Central High School, was selected as the recipient of the 2021 Glenn M. Knudsvig Award for Outstanding Latin Teaching in Michigan Secondary Schools. 

The University of Michigan established the Outstanding Latin Teacher Award in 1981 and renamed it to honor the memory of Professor Glenn M. Knudsvig in 1999. The award is given annually to a secondary-level Latin teacher within the State of Michigan. Recipients are selected from among nominations submitted by University of Michigan undergraduate and graduate students, U-M Latin faculty, and instructors and administrators at the secondary and college levels.

After graduating from the University of Michigan in 2003 (and spending my fair share of time in a centurion costume to recruit) I spent a brief stint in the world of finance only to return to my love affair with teaching in 2008. Since then I’ve spent the rest of my amazing career at Detroit Catholic Central in Novi, Michigan shepherding the Latin program there. Every day it is my greatest joy to instill the love of Latin and the classics into another generation. I currently live in Ypsilanti with my amazing wife Sophia and my four children (Elijah 13, Audrey 10, Eva 10, and Eleanor 6). I will always be grateful to the classics department at U of M for including me and taking care of me as an undergraduate. You will always have a special place in my heart.
                                                                                                                                          -Mr. Anthony Cornish
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“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.