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Five Students Receive Special Recognition
Five Students Receive Special Recognition

Juniors Killian Finn, Abigail Mihalic, Sarah Pumphrey, and Tia Taylor earned the Ursuline Educational Network (UEN) Student Service Recognition Award. Senior Mary Chen was also nominated for the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) Youth Virtue, Valor, and Vision Award.

Ursuline recognized these special students at last month's St. Angela Feast Day Mass.

The Student Service Recognition Award honors strong, compassionate leaders from Ursuline sponsored schools and colleges nationwide.

  • Killian is a longtime volunteer at the St. Patrick Catholic Church Refugee Outreach Program. She teaches refugee children and continually gathers donations. Learn more about her experience.
  • Abigail volunteered at Camp Jesus, a week-long summer camp. She sang praise and worship songs with second-graders. They also bonded over crafts, water-slides, and go-karts. Learn more about her experience.
  • Sarah supports cancer research by writing letters for the St. Jude's campaign and helping with the Relay for Life Event. She has participated in it yearly, motivated by her grandfather's loss of four siblings to cancer and her brother's battle with cancer. Learn more about her experience.
  • Tia volunteers with Adaptive Recreation. The recreational program provides a variety of activities, such as fitness, crafts, fine arts, and education, for kids and teenagers with physical and/or developmental disabilities. Learn more about her experience.

The Youth Virtue, Valor, and Vision Award recognizes Catholic school students who are changing the world through selfless service, determination, and innovation.

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