The NCEA 2021 - 2022 Youth Virtues, Valor and Vision Awards Go to 17 Heroic Young People

Catholic school students from around the country are heroes in their service, innovation and commitment to social justice.

Leesburg, VA – The National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) has announced 17 winners of the NCEA 2021 - 2022 Youth Virtues, Valor and Vision Awards. The awards go to Catholic school students changing the world through selfless service that supports their Catholic faith and the Church’s evangelizing mission.

Supplies for hurricane-ravaged Haiti, blessing bags for the homeless, letter exchanges with senior citizens, the Santa Shoebox Project, fundraisers for Cystic Fibrosis, Tang Soo Do classes, COVID vaccination help, food pantries, food deliveries and care for the marginalized are the many ways these young people are true witnesses to their faith.

"At the core of Catholic education is service to others," said NCEA President/CEO Lincoln Snyder. "Jesus himself encouraged us to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, visit the sick and perform other works of mercy as an essential part of being his followers. These students, as witnesses to their Catholic faith, are the face of Jesus at work in their communities."

Read all about the extraordinary work being done by Sofia Alvarez, Lauren Augustine, Isabella Cubillas, Morgan Kimener, Michael Kuhn, Angelina O'Steen, Jeffrey Wall, Amelie Beck, Jacqueline Teague, Bella Sauter, Riley Sauter, Kyle Acosta, Cesar Glass, Logan Jacks, Adam Kowalik, Kieran Slade and Charlie Smith at the NCEA website.

The NCEA Youth Virtues, Valor and Vision Award program is made possible, through the generosity and support of NCEA corporate partner Archangel Tablets. Each awardee received a Chromebook from Archangel Tablets and an engraved crystal flame as recognition that these students are lights in the world igniting a fire for others to follow.

Archangel Tablets is a full-service supplier of classroom technology for K-12 schools in the United States. They offer comprehensive technology solutions to meet each school's individual needs and provide support to guide schools through the decision-making and implementation processes, while offering flexible financing options that allow Catholic schools to get more devices in students’ hands faster to remain competitive and technologically current.

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