2017 Christian Service Award Recipients

Established in 1998 with four awards through a charitable bequest by Father Philip J. Poirier, the Catholic Community Foundation awarded 34 scholarships in 2017. Sponsored by generous individuals and families who have established funds with the Foundation, these competitive scholarships are awarded to eighth grade students from public or Catholic elementary schools, in recognition of their extraordinary volunteer service to parish, school and community. Each $8,000 scholarship will assist these students in attending a Catholic high school in the Diocese of Phoenix.

Please join us in congratulating the 2017 Christian Service Award recipients and thanking all of those who make these awards possible. See photos of the awards reception here.

RecipientSchoolSponsor
Benjamin Aguilar Brophy College PreparatoryHelffrich Family Award
Sophia Alameddin Xavier College PreparatoryAlberta Farrington Foundation Award
Milani Alo Seton Catholic Preparatory High SchoolDe Francesco Family Fund Award
Logan Alvarado Brophy College PreparatoryEdward V. and Jane Anne O'Malley Award
Reyna Barela Bourgade Catholic High SchoolF. Michael and Sheila Geddes Award
Natalie Barnhouse Seton Catholic Preparatory High SchoolGreg and Kathy Kruzel Award
Zoe Barton Xavier College PreparatoryApex Refrigeration & Boiler Co.
Kendall Burger Notre Dame PreparatoryF. Michael and Sheila Geddes Award
Anna Cosentino Seton Catholic Preparatory High SchoolHenry and Willma Tretter Award
Jay Cruz Brophy College PreparatoryDoug and Micaela Patterson Award
Gabreya Garcia Bourgade Catholic High SchoolEd and Monica Fletcher Memorial Award
Qiliana Garcia Xavier College PreparatoryLabelle Family Award
Grayson Gaspard Brophy College PreparatoryHelffrich Family Award
Aleena Gillette Bourgade Catholic High SchoolF. Michael and Sheila Geddes Award
Ashlyn Godbehere Notre Dame PreparatoryStocks Family Award
Rocco Gump Seton Catholic Preparatory High SchoolBergmann Pay It Forward Award
Regan Gunzy Xavier College PreparatoryRalph M. Knight Award
Katherine Harris Xavier College PreparatoryWallace-Thomas Foundation Award
Josephine Hernandez Mena Xavier College PreparatoryAlexander and Rosemary Cudzewicz Award
Luisa Ibanez Bourgade Catholic High SchoolF. Michael and Sheila Geddes Award
Joslyn Johnson Seton Catholic Preparatory High SchoolDeacon Pat and Betty Flynn Memorial Award
Gavin Kurtz Brophy College PreparatoryJohn F. Murphy, M.D. Award
Evelyn Lopez St. Mary's Catholic High SchoolPete and Cathy Bergmann Award
Bianca Luna Xavier College PreparatoryJohn and Edie Reyno Award
Julianna McAuliff Seton Catholic Preparatory High SchoolBergmann Pay It Forward Award
Izabelle Mercado Xavier College PreparatoryFrere Family Award
Noah Nuez Brophy College PreparatoryFather Tom Walsh Memorial
Sean O'Gara Brophy College PreparatoryReverend William Mitchell Memorial Award
Quoc Pham Seton Catholic Preparatory High SchoolWhalen Family Award
Grace Rimmer Xavier College PreparatoryPhyllis Anderson Award
Scott Ruoff Brophy College PreparatoryFather Sullivan Ignatian Spirit Award
John Scheller Brophy College PreparatoryApex Refrigeration & Boiler Co. Award
Embrey Saville Bourgade Catholic High School F. Michael and Sheila Geddes Award
Seamus Simmons Brophy College PreparatoryF. Michael and Sheila Geddes Award
Matthew Tanner Brophy College PreparatoryBergmann Pay It Forward Award