The Parvis Scholar Program confers recognition and honor upon the most intellectually promising Christian leaders of St. Mary’s High School. This program is reserved for select sophomores who demonstrate a steadfast commitment to academic excellence and Christian values.
Named in honor of St. Mary’s Teacher of the Year 1991-1992, the Parvis Scholar Program was established to honor the extraordinary life and work of Rosemary Annette Parvis, Social Studies Department Chair and teacher. Following graduation ceremonies on May 23, 1992, Rose Parvis died in a tragic automobile accident. The program honors Rose Parvis as a loving wife, a compassionate and caring mother, a consummate academic, and a passionate and dedicated teacher.
Students invited into the Parvis Scholar Program must hold a minimum GPA of 4.0, demonstrate the practice of Gospel values in their daily lives, and engage in Christian service in their communities, values which Rose Parvis espoused and which form the foundations of a St. Mary’s education. As graduating seniors, Parvis Scholars must have demonstrated these qualities over the course of the two previous years, sustained a minimum grade point average of 4.0, and attained acceptance to an accredited college or university in pursuit of a professional career.