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Alumni Recognition Award

Realizing that a Boston Trinity Academy education prepares students for future achievements both in college and beyond, we have established the Alumni Recognition Award.

Alumni who have made significant contributions in these areas are eligible for this award:

  • Academics
  • The Arts
  • Career
  • Service
  • Sports

Nominations can be made by fellow alumni, former or present teachers, coaches, employers, parents, or personally. The following criteria must apply :

  • Five (5) years must have elapsed from the date of the nominee's graduation.
  • The nominee must have demonstrated a good record while at Boston Trinity Academy.
  • The personal conduct of the nominee must be in accord with the ideals and standards of Boston Trinity Academy.

Joqui Girón-Meléndez '07 Wins 2019 Alumni Recognition Award

Photo of Headmaster Frank Guerra and Alumni Recognition Award Winner, Joqui Giron-Melendez


This is the eighth year of the Boston Trinity Academy Alumni Recognition Award, and it is given in recognition that a Boston Trinity Academy education prepares students for leadership and service in college and beyond.

Joqui Girón-Meléndez entered Boston Trinity Academy in 2002 as part of our first eighth grade class. She is the daughter of Honduran immigrants who made their home in Chelsea, MA. Her first language was Spanish, and her public transportation commute to and from school was long and arduous.

She graduated BTA in 2007, and attended Gordon College thanks to receiving their prestigious Clarendon Scholarship. At Gordon she served in numerous student leadership and advisory positions.

After graduation from Gordon in 2011, she was hired to teach Spanish at Boston Trinity, and several years later she became Dean of Students, one of the chief leadership positions in the school.

One of our alumnae wrote this in her nomination, “Ms. Girón-Meléndez has served as a dedicated and beloved teacher at Boston Trinity Academy for the past eight years. She has distinguished herself in the relationships she has built with students founded on trust and mutual respect. As Dean of Students, she has gone above and beyond to build up vibrant student leaders. She keeps in touch with alumni and has encouraged many graduates in their faith and careers.”

We are delighted and proud to honor Ms. Girón-Meléndez with this year’s Boston Trinity Academy Alumni Recognition Award.