Father Damian marks 50 years at DeMatha Catholic High School, ‘this little corner of God’s vineyard’

Like other area Catholic schools, DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Maryland, has received its share of national and local honors. The all-boys’ school sponsored by the Trinitarians was named a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education in 1984 and again in 1991. The school’s Wind Ensemble has won many national awards, and its teams in basketball, football and other sports have gained many championships.

In April, a longtime teacher there gained another national honor for the school. Trinitarian Father Damian Anuszewski, who was marking his 50th year of teaching at DeMatha, received the 2024 Lifetime Commitment to Catholic Education Award from the National Catholic Educational Association during its convention in Pittsburgh. The award recognizes individuals who over a career have advanced the mission of Catholic education. Over the years, he has taught accounting and theology at DeMatha.

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