Awards and Honors

The Clarifying Cup

The Clarifying Cup is a competition between institutions for views, articles written, and writers recruited each semester.

Fall 2019: The Catholic University of America
Spring 2020: The Catholic University of America
Fall 2020: The Catholic University of America
Spring 2021: Texas A&M University
Fall 2021: The Catholic University of America

The Thomas Aquinas Award in Writing

The Thomas Aquinas Award in Writing is given to the authors of the top three articles in each semester of content. The subdivisions are Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude, and Summa Cum Laude in ascending order of views.

Cum Laude

Fall 2019: Who Cares about the Latin Mass? by Ariel Hobbs (853 Views)
Spring 2020: The Year there was no Easter by Jessica L. (1,698 Views)
Fall 2020: Finding my Vocation in Quarantine by Genevieve Gignoux (1,676 views)
Spring 2021: The Hypocrisy of MeToo and Modern Sex Culture by Samuel Samson (611 views)
Fall 2021: On the Power of Demons by Ambrose Rucker (1,301 views)

 

Magna Cum Laude

Fall 2019: Joker: A Catholic Perspective by Liam O’Toole (1,027 Views)
Spring 2020:  Opus Dei Unveiled by Eugene Beh (2,057 Views)
Fall 2020:  Why I Left Protestantism for Catholicism by Jonathan McMonigal (2,259 views)
Spring 2021:Who Wrote the Bible? by Gideon Lazar, Patrick Murray, and Will Deatherage (868 views)
Fall 2021: Vatican II and Divine Mercy: Why I Appreciate Pope Francis’s Latin Mass Decision by Chris Centrella (1,432 views)

 

Summa Cum Laude

Fall 2019: Why I Converted from Orthodoxy by Gideon Lazar (16,063 Views)
Spring 2020: Ten Catholic Blogs You Should Check out! by Faith Kowitz (2,674 Views)
Fall 2020:  Where are all the Old Guys? The New Generation of Knights by Nick Holoman (2,267 views)
Spring 2021: Catholic Response to the Unholy by Ambrose Rucker (2,978 views)
Fall 2021: How the Catholic Church Helped me Come to Terms with my Homosexuality by T.J. Armendariz (2604 views)

 

The St. Peter Award in Recruitment

Fall 2020: Franciscan University of Steubenville
Spring 2021: Texas A&M University
Fall 2021: Hillsdale College

The St. Paul Award in Writing

Fall 2019: Franciscan University of Steubenville
Spring 2020: Franciscan University of Steubenville
Fall 2020: Benedictine College
Spring 2021: The Catholic University of America
Fall 2021: The Catholic University of America

The St. Augustine Award in Views

Fall 2020: The Catholic University of America
Spring 2021: Texas A&M University
Fall 2021: Franciscan University of Steubenville

 

The St. John Paul II Society

The Saint John Paul II Award is given to distinguished contributors to the project every year. The award can only be won once and is given to those who demonstrate initiative and leadership in the organization.

Rachel Alexander (Fall 2019)
Kunal Bhatacharjee (2015)
Tim Blanchard (2017)
Mary Boneno (Spring 2020)
Joe Bukuras (Fall 2019)
Christopher Centrella (Fall 2020)

Tucker Chisholm (2015)
Annie Dadosky (2017)
William Deatherage (2015)
Jacob Dicken (2015)
Alex Donahoe (2018)
Jenna Drummond (Fall 2019)
Simon Falk (2018)
Maria Flores (Spring 2019)
Clara Garcia (2018)
Cameron Gaub (2018)
Joseph Giessuebelle (Spring 2020)
Thomas Gorman (Spring 2019)
Kyle Guthrie (2015)
Ariel Hobbs (Spring 2019)
Katie Hugo (Spring 2020)
Nick Jones (Spring 2020)
Faith Kowitz (Fall 2019)
Gideon Lazar (Spring 2019)
Thomas Melgaard (Spring 2019)
Liam O’Toole (2017)
Andrea Pallisco (2015)
Eduardo Perez-Rubio (2018)
Joe Pizzoferatto (2017)
Anja Renkes (Spring 2021)
Sarah Richthammer (Spring 2020)
Mary Ryan (Spring 2019)
Maddie Sanders (Fall 2019)
Lizzie Self (Fall 2020)
Katharine Stoeckle (Spring 2021)
Sam Shadle (Fall 2020)
Charlie Simon (2017)
GraceAnne Sullivan (Fall 2019)
John Tuttle (Fall 2021)
Joseph Tuttle (Fall 2021)

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