Serra Club announces Youth Service Awards winners

Special to The Message

The Serra Club of Evansville announces the recipients of its 2020 Youth Service Awards, which are presented annually to eighth-grade students in diocesan schools and religious-education programs.

The Youth Service Award recognizes students for Christian leadership, Christian formation and community involvement. Serra Club members believe it is important to recognize the service of our students because it is from service that vocations grow. Vocations to the priesthood and religious life depend especially upon one’s inner developed desire to service others and to give of themselves.

This year’s recipients served their parishes, churches and communities, and conducted personal formation in a variety of ways including:

  • Mass Server
  • Member of choir
  • Usher
  • Greeter
  • Sunday school aid
  • Vacation bible school leader
  • Lector
  • Volunteering for Soup Kitchen
  • Summer social worker
  • Youth Group
  • Teen Power
  • Neighborhood cleanup days
  • Mission Service trips
  • Service projects for school
  • Source and Summit attendee
  • Student Council
  • Jr. Legion of Mary

This year’s honorees include:

Annunciation School, Holy Spirit campus, Evansville: Lauren Page, daughter of Brad and Robyn Page

Good Shepherd School, Evansville: honoree(s) TBD

Holy Cross School, Fort Branch: Emilee Bullock, daughter of John and Deanna Bullock

Holy Redeemer School, Evansville: Andrea Hirsch, daughter of Mark and Denise Hirsch; Evan Sexton, son of Jeff and Sara Sexton; and Laura Shockley, daughter of Christan Shockley and Steve Shockley

Resurrection School Evansville: honoree(s) TBD

St. Benedict Cathedral School, Evansville: Greta Diehl, daughter of Dan and Erin Diehl; and Reegan Siewert, daughter of Troy and Amanda Siewert

St. John the Baptist School, Newburgh: Pierce Ruppel, son of Brad and Cathy Ruppel; Martin Vidal, son of Alfonso and Daniela Vidal; and Blake Hershberger, son of Brian and Kristi Hershberger

Sts. Peter and Paul School, Haubstadt: Landon  Kiesel, son of Joe and Jamie Kiesel; and Lilly Schmitt, daughter of Brad and Abby Schmitt

St. Philip School, Posey County: Elijah Wannemuehler, son of Keith Wannemuehler and Leah Hostettler