Honors & Awards
- Gold Circle Awards
- Marianist Awards
- Service Awards
- Athletic Awards
- Academic Awards
- Griffin of the Year
The Gold Circle Award recognizes those students who have displayed outstanding service and qualities of leadership, responsibility, and character in school-moderated activities. It is the school's highest award for co-curricular service and awarded to students who have accumulated a total of 300 activity points or more by the end of junior year.
- Students and alumni may attend, without cost, all functions sponsored by Student Council. This includes semi-formal and formal dances, with the exception of Prom
- Admission to all home football, soccer, basketball games, and home wrestling matches as guests of the Athletic Department
The recipients have distinguished themselves in the eyes of the administration and faculty by demonstrating what it means to be a student in a Marianist school, specifically, that the recipients embody the Vianney spirit and are living testimony to and reflect the Characteristics of a Marianist Education.
Each year the faculty rate students their individual demonstration of their understanding of the Marianist Characteristics based on their actions in classrooms, on teams and in clubs.
The Marianist Award winners have distinguished themselves by achieving the highest ratings from the faculty and administration. Students become eligible for the Marianist Award in their sophomore year. The Order of the Griffin is the second highest Marianist award recognition that a Vianney student can achieve, and the highest award for a freshman.
St. John Vianney Service Award
Students who complete over 150 hours of service receive this award at Senior Honors Convocation. Hours for this award must be completed outside of regular school hours. The Junior Social Service Project and Freshman and Sophomore Service Day can not be applied to this award.
Archbishop May Service Award
One senior from each of the Archdiocesan schools receives this award. The recipient from Vianney is selected his senior year. A faculty member, classmate, or an individual person may nominate a senior for this award. A committee of faculty members will make the final choice from those nominated.
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Model of Justice Award
This award is presented to high school students who have demonstrated through their attitude and work, a commitment to serving humanity in the broader community. These students have made justice a central part of their life and have committed themselves "to the noble struggle for equal rights."
Valedictorian and Salutatorian
These honors are conferred on students based on outstanding academic work as well as demonstrated leadership qualities and character. Selection of the Valedictorian and Salutatorian is determined by an administrative committee based on the student's accumulative grade point averages at the end of the 8th semester of the senior year and the depth of leadership and character exhibited over the entire high school career.
- German Honor Society
- Math Honor Society
- Music Honor Society
- National Honor Society
- Science Honor Society
- Spanish Honor Society
- Thespian Honor Society
Chris Fiala Memorial Award
Presented in memory of Chris Fiala, to the senior who reached his maximum academic potential, used his co-curricular talents to the fullest, exemplified good school citizenship and manifested pride in Vianney.
The Griffin of the Year award is presented annually to one graduate who, in the opinion of the senior class, the faculty and the administration, has distinguished himself especially in the qualities of integrity, strength, determination, and reliability.
The Class of 2023's Griffin of the Year is Luke Ledwon. Luke and his brother, Nick '21, both won the Griffin of the Year award - they are the 2nd brother-duo to accomplish this impressive feat in Vianney history.