As a former Jr. Billiken of St. Louis University High School
, it hurts my blue-and-white heart to type these words.
But the Cardinal Newman Society
in Virginia has released its 2012 Catholic High School Honor Roll Top 50
Not a single St. Louis institution made the Top 50, but two got special recognition for "Excellence in Academics": St. John Vianney
(all-boys in Sunset Hills) and Rosati-Kain
(all-girls in the Central West End).
At SLUH, we were all told how special
we were, how first-rate the education was, and that we would ALL be President of the United States, all at the same time.
Now you're telling me it's not true? Also: Vianney
? Whose student body, back when I was in school, was indistinguishable from the male cast of Grease
Meanwhile, Vianney is bragging in an e-mail sent to alumni and friends that their national ranking is "based on a rigorous evaluation by the Cardinal Newman Society," and that
There are 1,205 Catholic high schools in the United States. Vianney was designated as a school whose academic program is among the top 50 of these.
Well, the Cardinal Newman Society's motto is Ex corde ecclesiae
didn't take Latin because I was so busy being special, but I'm pretty
sure that means, "We Don't Know What We're Talking About."
To see the list
, click here.
If you can't remember where you went to high school, RFT
also has a neat-o flow chart
to help you out.