St. Francis Xavier School congratulates eighth-grade students Noah Nuez, Katie Harris, Sophia Alameddin, Scott Ruoff and Jay Cruz for being awarded the Catholic Community Foundation Christian Service Award. Each year the Catholic Community Foundation recognizes outstanding eighth-grade students throughout the Diocese who display a love and understanding of their Catholic faith and articulate a commitment, not only to performing acts of service but to living a service focused life. These students, will be honored by the Bishop at a special ceremony and receive an $8,000 Catholic high school tuition scholarship to the school they will be attending.
What does the Christian Service Award mean to you?
Sophia Alameddin – This means not only a reward for doing service in the past but also an encouragement to continue doing service in the future.
Jay Cruz – I now have an opportunity to go to a high school that I always dreamed of going to. It helps my parents so much which makes me very proud.”
Noah Nuez – I performed 174 hours of service at St. Vincent DePaul, Feed My Starving Children and the Ceaser Chavez Library. This award means a great deal to me and my parents and opens the door to a lot of opportunities.
Katie Harris – I did a lot of my service hours over the past two years at Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC), working in programs with autistic children. I thoroughly enjoyed my time there and helping these kids; it was a added bonus to receive the Christian Service Award.
Scott Ruoff – This award means so much; all of my hard work paid off. The process was long but well worth it. Everything I did helped some great organizations.