The Christ the King Award

“By means of a striking gold medal, a citation of Merit, and a reverent, dignified ceremony, the Alumni Association each year pays homage to one of its own who has distinguished himself in his Community, has brought honor and credit to his Alma Mater and has rendered outstanding service to the School.”7 With this announcement, SI established the Christ the King Award as the highest honor it bestows upon a graduate, and its first recipient was Dr. Edmund Morrissey ’16, a world-renowned brain surgeon and chief of staff at St. Mary’s Hospital. The school presented the award to him on the Feast of Christ the King in 1960 during the First Annual Family Communion Breakfast and Alumni Mass.