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Cardinal is Adopt-A-Student speaker

Posted By February 28, 2013 | 1:10 pm | Local
Cardinal O'Malley
Cardinal O'Malley

Cardinal Sean O’Malley, Archbishop of Boston, will be the keynote speaker at the sixth annual Adopt-A-Student recognition dinner beginning at 5:30 p.m. March 21 in Mechanics Hall.
Four students who attend Central Catholic high schools also will be recognized at the dinner for their specific areas of accomplishment, according to the Adopt-A-Student steering committee.
The Adopt-A-Student program presents awards annually to Central Catholic school students in the program who demonstrate specific qualities seen as integral to a Catholic education. This year, four seniors will receive awards. They are:
Kathleen Engdahl,  St. Peter-Marian Central Catholic Junior-Senior High School, will receive the Wilfred and Bette Iandoli Award for Service, given to the Adopt-A-Student scholar who has recognized the need for and has consistently been involved in service projects helping others, in the school, Church and or Community.
Daniel Kegbeh, Holy Name Central Catholic Junior-Senior High School, will receive the Paul and Dorothy Kervick Award for Leadership, given to the Adopt-A-Student scholar who has taken the initiative and demonstrated Leadership in the school, Church and or Community.
Taylor Victoria Boucher, Holy Name Central Catholic Junior-Senior High School, will receive the Charles and Beth McManus Award for Academic Achievement, given to the Adopt-A-Student scholar who has consistently worked up to their ability and achieved academic excellence.
Destinee Lucier, Holy Name Central Catholic Junior-Senior High School, will receive the Bill and Kay O’Brien Award for best exemplifying the values of the Adopt-A-Student program, given to the Adopt-A-Student scholar who has consistently lived up to values of the Adopt-A-Student program by demonstrating commitment to the ideals of education, faith, service and leadership.    As a seventh-grader at St. Peter Central Catholic Elementary School, Miss Lucier was the recipient of the Paul and Dorothy Kervick Award for Leadership.
The Adopt-A-Student scholarship program was established in 1989 to provide financial assistance to income-eligible students who demonstrate a strong desire to receive a Catholic education. Since its inception, the program has awarded more than 1,100 scholarships totaling more than $3.1 million, the steering committee announced.
This year the program has given more than $187,000 to students whose parents would not otherwise be able to afford a Catholic education.
Those interested in attending the dinner, tickets are $100, or making a donation to the program, may contact Robert Pape, Adopt-A-Student Program, 49 Elm St., Worcester, MA 01609.