Today is an incredibly proud day for BC High, as we are honored and humbled to congratulate one of our own Eagles, Vice-Chair of our Board of Trustees The Honorable Serge Georges, Jr. ’88, on being nominated to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.
Throughout the press conference this afternoon, Governor Charlie Baker, Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito, and Judge Georges himself consistently referenced his deep love for BC High and the role Jesuit education has played in his life. This foundation shaped Judge Georges into a one of the state’s most respected jurists who Denise I. Murphy, president of the Massachusetts Bar Association, said is as known for “his fair and compassionate judicial temperament as he is for his intelligence.”
Governor Baker mentioned that Judge Georges still keeps BC High on his résumé – something I know he shares with so many of his fellow alumni. And Lieutenant Governor Polito, in speaking about Judge Georges as a “man for others”, specifically referenced his induction into our Hall of Fame with my father’s James E. Cotter ’55 Courage Award in recognition of his courage in the face of adversity, tenacious spirit, and force of will. You can watch his amazing induction video here.
This is an incredibly special day for the Georges family, our BC High community and the entire Commonwealth of Massachusetts. As noted by The Boston Globe, if confirmed by the Governor’s Council, Judge Georges would be “just the second Black man ever named to the court, and would guarantee the SJC has three jurists of color for the first time in its 328-year history.” He has already made history as a leader on the most diverse Board of Trustees in our school’s 157-year history, guiding our school in a time when we have a student body that more fully reflects the diversity of our church and our community than ever before.
Congratulations, Judge Georges!