The Class of 2017 distinguished itself in its remarkable commitment to service over four years. So many students stood out, in fact, that selecting the recipients for special Christian Action Team awards proved more challenging than usual for moderators.
A spectacular 24 graduating seniors were honored at the final C.A.T. Meeting
of the school year on Thursday, May 11. Dalonzo Curges, Joe Ertle, Adam Kaye, Bobby McCormick, Andrew Szendrey and Brendan Welch
each received the Fr. Pedro Arrupe, S.J. Service Award, given to seniors who distinguished themeslves through selfless service of the highest proportions. C.A.T. Moderators presented an additional 18 seniors with the St. Peter Claver, S.J. Award
for excellent participation in C.A.T. initiatives.
The parents of the Arrupe Award winners were present for the award ceremony, which includes a brief speech highlighting each recipients work in Christian service. Mr. Connor Walters '09, moderator of Labre and Movers, gave the keynote address, highlighting the particular joys he finds in his ministries.
"We each have so many joys in our lives. By taking time to share them, we can realize how blessed and joyful our lives really are. My hope is that each of you finds the same joy in your schools, your jobs, your families, and in every second of every day of your lives."
Thank you and congratulations to the Class of 2017 for your tremendous leadership, generosity and genuine care for those on the margins!