Lancaster Catholic Alum, Teacher Earn Prestigious Honor

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Lancaster Catholic High School alum Robert Cybulski ’13 will be honored with the Outstanding Undergraduate Scholar Award from Rochester Institute of Technology. As part of the honor, Cybulski was able to recognize a high school teacher that a profound influence on his academic career, and he chose Mrs. Pat D’Elia.

Since 1976, RIT has honored the top 1% of students that are able to maintain a record of academic excellence while also giving back to their community through civic or volunteer work, conducting research, or being engaged in co-op or work in their field of study.

Each of the students honored has achieved the distinction of maintaining a minimum grade-point average of 3.85 out of a possible 4.0. All have completed at least 83 credit hours of study, more than two-thirds of the credit hours required for a baccalaureate degree. In addition, selection of students was base on other factors complementing academic achievement, including creative work, service on student committees, civic activities, employment and independent research.

Cybulski and D’Elia will be honored at a ceremony at RIT on April 6. Cybulski was recently in the news after his club swept the awards at a national engineering competition to design amusement rides as part of the RIT Theme Park Enthusiasts. Click here to read more about that honor from November.