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Catholic News Herald

Serving Christ and Connecting Catholics in Western North Carolina

CHARLOTTE — More than 90 students at Charlotte Catholic High School have been recognized by the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation for their valuable volunteer contributions in our community.

The President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation was established in 2003 to recognize the valuable contributions volunteers make in our communities. By recognizing those who serve others, the council hopes to encourage more people to serve. The council created the President’s Volunteer Service Award program as a way to thank and honor Americans who, by their demonstrated commitment and example, inspire others to engage in volunteer service.

The President’s Volunteer Service Award recognizes individuals, families and groups who have achieved a certain standard, which is measured by the number of hours of service over a 12-month period, or cumulative hours earned over the course of a lifetime.

The Gold Award is presented to those who are aged 16-18 and have performed more than 250 service hours. It is also presented to those who are aged 14-15 and have volunteered more than 100 hours.

Gold Award recipients are: Isabella Ackermann, Carmen Adamson, Mia Amico, Lauren Ayers, Jackson Bowers, Dalton Bridges, Kathryn Burket, Carly Centanni, Daniel Charlonis, Anthony Ciano, Louis Ciano, Patrick Collins, Caroline Craig, Anne Culicerto, Fletcher Curran, Rhea Desai, Jack Dumser, Perker Ferry, Tara Fitzpatrick, Ellen Gibbons, Andrew Gilles, Brynn Heslin, Carrigan Hogg, Madison Kelley, John Kelly, Gavin McDermott, Gregory Moritz, Kate Mulkey, Michael Neel, Moorea Patcha, Anna Pederson, Anna Pham, Arabella Pires, Sophia Ritz, Ashley Robinson, Abigail Radcliffe, Carrie-Anne Rogers, Mitchell Salvino, Nicholas Schultze, Juli Snoke, Jacqueline Tavares, Melina Tirrell, Caroline Valenti, Eleanor Walsh, Kate Warren, Niyat Weldegebriel, Grace Wielechowski, Taylor Wooton and Melissa Zeleznik.

The Silver Award is presented to those who are aged 16 to 18 and have performed 175-249 service hours. It is also presented to those who are aged 14-15 and have performed 75-99 hours.

Silver Award recipients are: Catherine Anderson, Reagan Bitter, Nicholas Braccia, Biance Burnett, Joel Casingal, Julia Chaverin, Alexander Denton, Catherine Denton, Anna Dougherty, Julianna Hancock, Grace Hironimus, Michael Johnson, Brynn McClatchy, Caitlin Murlless and Parrish Srnovrsnik.

The Bronze Award is presented to those who are aged 16 to 18 and have performed 100-174 service hours. It is also presented to those who are aged 14 to 15 and have performed 50-74 service hours.

Bronze Award recipients are: Elizabeth Anderson, Zack Broxterman, Abby Bunta, Lauren Chaverin, Emma Collins, Andrew Covelli, Noelle Escobal, Kathleen Fallon, Megan Gilkey, Charles Haltiwanger, Finn Harty, Mae Levin, Sarah Malone, Grace Mathis, Jack Mulligan, Charlotte Nazarian, Ryan Nofsinger, Aubrey Ocloo, Reed Pederson, Connor Ruff, Lauren Schmidt, Nicole Shooman, Sarah Sullivan, Dominique Tan, Raymond Tavares, Brad Thompson and Enero Ugalde.