Thomas Pauloz ’20 named Commended Student in the National Merit Scholarship

Thomas Pauloz ’20, Senior Class President has been named a Commended Student in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program. He was among the approximately 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. These students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2020 competition by taking the 2018 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).
A Letter of Commendation from the school and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) was presented by President Cary Dupont ’72 to Thomas at a morning assembly with the entire student body in attendance. Mr. Dupont shared, “We are all extremely proud of Thomas and his academic development, he’s a great role model and represents the very best of St. Paul.”
“Those being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success,” commented a spokesperson for NMSC. “These students represent a valuable national resource; recognizing their accomplishments, as well as the key role their schools play in their academic development, is vital to the advancement of educational excellence in our nation. We hope that this recognition will help broaden their educational opportunities and encourage them as they continue their pursuit of academic success.”
Way to go Thomas!

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CLICK HERE to become a SPONSOR or to get your TICKETS for the Forever Falcons Gala

The date has been set for St. Paul’s premier fundraising event!

  • Showcase your business or family by becoming one of many sponsors available from $50 & up
  • Congratulate an honoree you know and love with an ad in our Program Book
  • Donate an item to our Live & Silent Auction or Raffle
  • Gather some friends and join us for a very special evening with dinner, dancing, live & silent auctions and more.

Visit for more information on
becoming a sponsor, purchasing your tickets or making a donation.

Many thanks to our Presenting Sponsor


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St. Paul City Representatives

Pictured are City Representatives and their St. Paul Catholic High School election winning counterparts:

Top Row L-R: Carol Noble (DPW), Colin Ivers ’21 (Director Public Works), Mayor Ellen Zoppo-Sassu ’86, Mayor, Thomas Pauloz ’20;  Chief Michael Ferraro ’20, Chief Brian Gould; City Clerk Therese Pac and City Clerk Sarah Lynch ’20; Superintendent of Parks Benjamin Speaker ’21 with Superintendent of Parks Josh Medeiros, and Parks Staff Sarah Larson

Bottom Row L-R: Richard Scott ’21, Tax Collector and Ann Bednaz, Tax Collector, Registrar of Voters Kevin McCauley and Sharon Krawiecki with Registrar of Voters, Sammi Bray ’21 and City Assessor Martina Juong ’21 with City Assessor, Thomas Denoto.

Bristol’s City Council Meeting on Nutmeg TV – St. Paul Students are at 55:00 minutes and Mr. Cary Dupont is at 38:00 minutes.


Press Release from the City of Bristol, Mayor’s Office – 10/8/19

Mock Elections at St. Paul High School (Bristol, CT) Result in Students Taking Over City Hall Today

On October 1st, St. Paul Catholic High School conducted elections in which students elected a set of Department Heads and Mayor. Today, these students did a job shadowing with their City Hall counterparts and beginning at 7pm tonight, they will also be running a portion of this evening’s City of Bristol City Council meeting.

They are:
Mayor-Thomas Pauloz shadowed Mayor Ellen Zoppo-Sassu and will be chairing tonight’s City Council meeting.

Chief of Police- Michael Ferraro attended the regional Police Chiefs Association meeting with Chief Brian Gould (and also had the opportunity to pull over his dad in traffic on their way back to City Hall).

City Assessor-Martina Juong, who visited ESPN campus today to update city records on renovations and improvements.

Superintendent of Parks-Benjamin Speaker who visited several Parks & Rec parks and facilities to review projects underway.

Registrars of Voters-Sammi Bray helped the Registrars prepare for the upcoming election and also processed the voter registration of “Mayor Pauloz,” who turns 18 before the election and is thus eligible to vote on November 5th.

Director of Public Works-Colin Ivers shadowed Environmental Engineer Carol Noble on several site visits – making natural cleaners for the classroom at Stafford Elementary School.

Tax Collector-Richard Scott helped the staff receive payments and process refunds.

Town & City Clerk-Sarah Lynch assisted the staff in processing absentee ballots for the upcoming election as well as reviewed all of the vital statistics functions.

“The Mayor’s Youth Cabinet has been a great entry point for kids to get involved in city government,” stated Mayor Ellen Zoppo-Sassu. “After doing the meetings for a year, we thought bringing back these Mock Elections that used to be done years ago would be another great program to add.”

“There are a ton of issues that affect the youth in this town yet they don’t have a vote,” said Councilman Scott Rosado who serves as liaison to the Youth Commission. “Recently the city paved a new section of pavement at the former Centre Mall site so that the kids would have a place to ride their bikes and do all their tricks. Previously, they were weaving in and out of traffic causing safety concerns. We want to continue to have an open dialogue so that they feel invested in their community too.”

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CT Catholic Men’s Conference



The 12th annual Connecticut Catholic Men’s Conference is set for Oct. 19 at 8 a.m. at St. Paul Catholic High School, 1001 Stafford Ave., in Bristol.

Calling all men to join us for a day of dynamic speakers, exhibitors, incredible worship, Confession, Adoration, fellowship, and food!

This year’s theme is “Forge Your Path to Holiness.” Auxiliary Bishop Juan Miguel Betancourt is the opening speaker. Archbishop Leonard P. Blair will be the primary celebrant at the 4 p.m. vigil Mass. Other invited speakers include Dan Burke, Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers and Father John Bartunek. Boxed lunch is included. Register at

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CLICK HERE for Walk-a-thon 2019 Information

Individual Student Goal $50
School–wide Goal $24,000


CLICK HERE for a printable Walk-A-Thon Sponsorship Form

On October 11, students will participate in St. Paul Catholic High School’s Walk-a-thon to raise money for their school.
The funds raised will be used for school programs, classroom materials and school activities. We are all proud to be FALCONs and we hope you will consider a donation support our students and our school. Any amount contributed will help us reach our goal. THANK YOU!

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Michael E. Walsh Memorial 5K

Michael E. Walsh ’07 was a standout runner at St Paul’s High School and Fordham University who was tragically killed after being hit by a snow plow while running in his hometown of Torrington, CT.

This race is being held in his memory.

This event will be held at Riverfront Park in Hartford.

SUNDAY, October 20th, 2019

Riverside Park 20 Liebert Rd. Hartford, CT US 06120

Registration opens at 8:30, the kid’s fun run will start at 9:30 and the 5K at 10:00.
T-shirts are guaranteed for runners and walkers registered by Monday, October 14th. Size guaranteed if registered before Oct 8.

Register by visiting

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Mum-a-thon Race

Bristol Health, Title Sponsor of the 2019
50th Anniversary Mum-A-Thon Road Race

Sunday October 20th 2019, 10am

The Mum-A-Thon road race, entering its 50th year. It is also the final event of the Mum festival!

We have a non-competitive 1 mile race, the Monster Mile!

This year the 8-mile race returns to compliment the 8K. The 8 Mile event has a cash purse of $600.00.

These events take place in the northwest section of Bristol, all of which are Halloween themed.  All the running events begin and ends at
St. Paul Catholic High School 1001 Stafford Ave. Bristol CT.

To register for this event please visit

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CLICK HERE FOR RESULTS – 10th Annual Falcon 5K

Thank you to all of our runners, supporters and volunteers. You are what makes our annual Falcon 5K a success!

Check out our finish line video and the runner/walker results!

Finish Line Video:







Online registration has closed!

Walk-ins are welcome – registration begins at 5:00pm and the race starts at 6:00pm

About this Event

When: Friday, August 16, 2019. The race starts at 6:00 p.m.
Where: Starts & ends at St. Paul Catholic High School, 1001 Stafford Avenue, Bristol, CT

Hosted by St. Paul Catholic High School the Falcon 5K is a great community road race that is casual and enjoyable for all levels of ability. Run, jog or walk this flat, fast and simple to navigate course. Proceeds will benefit the St. Paul Catholic High School Reverend Edmund O’Brien Scholarship Fund and the Michael Walsh ‘07 Scholarship Fund. All the post-race activities make participating this event a great way to start the weekend.

Race Highlights
Flat, fast and simple to navigate course.
Plenty of free parking.
Volunteers on the race course to assure your safety.
Water provided at the half way point.
Lively music as you cross the finish line.
Falcon 5K t-shirts for those who are pre-registered by August 9 then while supplies last on race day.
Post-race food and refreshments.

Race Day Registration IS available. Please make sure to arrive between 5:00 and 5:30 for same-day registration.


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