Each year, as part of the Catholic Schools’ Week Opening Liturgy, Endowment Scholarships are distributed. All students are eligible to apply for these scholarships and winners are chosen by a committee of teachers and Endowment Board members. Here are the 2019-2020 scholarship winners:
- The St. William Pastor/Principal Scholarship for $500 is given to a student in grades K-2. According to her letters of recommendation, this year’s awardee is a good leader that helps bring out the best in others. She is calm and respectful and displays great character. This year’s Pastor/Principal Scholarship is awarded to Fahari Wagaba.
- The St. William Parish Endowment Founder’s Scholarship for $500 is awarded to a student in grades 3-5. According to her letters of recommendation, this year’s awardee is a role model for her classmates. She guides others through her actions, kind words, and her positive attitude. This year’s Founder’s Scholarship is awarded to Lilah Stachnik.
- The St. William Parish Endowment Benefactor’s Scholarship for $500 is given to a student in grades 6 or 7. According to his letters of recommendation, this year’s awardee is a student whose hard work and faith are reflected daily in his words and actions. He is a shining example of how a Catholic education and Catholic values can cultivate great character in a person. This year’s Benefactor’s Scholarship is awarded to Lorenzo Oriani.
- The Sr. Dorothy Kazel High School Scholarship is a $500 scholarship awarded to an eighth-grader who is a registered and active parishioner of Ss. Robert and William Catholic Parish. This year’s winner writes that one of the benefits of attending a Catholic High School is, the opportunity to continue the life path that being in a Catholic school since Kindergarten has provided me. This year’s Dorothy Kazel Scholarship winner is Katrina Erich-Lukans.
- The Sr. Helen Marie Davidson, OSU, Scholarship, is awarded to 2 boys and 2 girls entering 7th or 8th grade. The winners this year are:
- McKenna Murphy, who says, It is important that I go to a Catholic school because I get to learn more about my faith and attend Mass every Tuesday, which helps me grow closer to God.
- Sophia Stachnik, who wrote in her essay, I encompass a lot of what it means to be a good Catholic school student. I attend Mass on a regular basis and look to God to help me to be a good person and find the good in all people.
- Frankie Oriani, who says, I love Ss. Robert and William because it is more like a home than a school. I work hard and do my best to be a leader.
- Noah Stachnik, who wrote in his essay, I truly understand how special it is to receive a Catholic school education because I started my education in a public school. Though I learned a lot, I know that adding Jesus to my daily school life has been a game-changer. I have learned the importance of service to God, my family, my friends, and the community.
Edward J. Czyzycki Annual Service Award, This $1,000 annual scholarship is given to a 7th-grade student who exhibits the outstanding practice of the Catholic Faith through charitable deeds. Grace Cooke has been chosen by her teachers for this honor. Her teachers write that Grace is a most-worthy recipient of the Ed Czyzycki Scholarship because she is an outstanding example of someone who practices her faith through her charitable acts and compassion toward others. Grace is a Christian model for her peers, showing kindness and understanding toward all.
Congratulations to all our winners!!
Ss. Robert & William Catholic School and Parish