The “Xcellence in Teacher Award (XITA)” is presented to an outstanding teacher who has made a significant impact on students by challenging them with high expectations and assisting them in meeting those expectations. The “Xcellence in Service Award (XISA)” is presented to an outstanding staff member. These teachers and staff members demonstrate a commitment to students, to Xavier High School and to Catholic Education. They are professional in their behavior and serve as faith role models. Recipients are selected by a committee which reviews nominations from students, parents, teachers, and staff.