The Class of 2025 gathered together on Wednesday, February 15, to receive special pins, pledging to live in the spirit of St. Angela Merici with a lifelong commitment to Serviam during a special Sophomore Serviam ceremony.
Also during the ceremony, the Beth Rayfield Memorial Challenge Award, or the Serviam Award, is awarded by the Ursuline Mothers Club to a sophomore student who embodies the principles of Serviam (Latin for 'I will serve'). The award is made based on a written student reflection and individual record of service.
Annabelle Tobin is the recipient of this year's award.
Meals on Wheels in Dallas-Fort Worth is run by the Visiting Nurses Association. It serves more than 4,600 seniors a day and describes itself as “more than a meal,” which hit home for Annabelle. It not only fights hunger, but just as important, it helps combat isolatio n.
"While serving, I understood I could be the only visitor the clients were going to see that day. This reality motivated me to not only deliver their meal, but also greet them with a smile and inquire about their day. I made sure to know their names before I knocked on the door. Additionally, we can check birthdays on the app and sing a birthday song if it is recent. It was rewarding when the clients would step outside their door for a conversation."