Serra Club recognizes Youth Service Award recipients  

Pictured from left to right are Serra Club President John East; Corpus Christi recipient Audrey Spencer; Corpus Christi recipient Ellison McCormick; Father William Nicholas, administrator of Corpus Christi Parish in Evansville. Submitted photo

Special to The Message

The Serra Club of Evansville was proud to, once again, sponsor the “Serra Youth Service Award” which recognizes eighth-grade students in the Diocese of Evansville for Christian leadership, Christian formation and community involvement. 

The Youth Service Award program is held at the end of each school year to honor those students in diocesan schools and religious education programs who have consistently given of themselves through their involvement in their parish and community.

Serra Club, through its programs and activities, assists in promoting and fostering vocations in the Diocese of Evansville. Members said it’s fitting to recognize the service of diocesan students because it is from service that vocations grow. All vocations, priesthood, religious life, married life and single life require a desire for one to give of themselves for the vocation to flourish. 

Serra’s 2024 Youth Service Award winners:

Good Shephard

Mark Staley, son of Dennis and Gina Staley

Chloe Frazer, daughter of Brandon and Abby Frazer

St. Boniface

Clare Zenthoefer, daughter of Phil and Abby Zenthoefer

James Keplinger, son of Klifton and Rebecca Keplinger

Holy Redeemer

William Reyes, son of Porfirio and Maria Reyes

Noah Schroeder, son of Jim and Amy Schroeder


Alexa Adler, daughter of Jeffrey and Ellen Adler

Adalyn Beyer, daughter of Matthew and Jamie Beyer

Chloe Mullenix, daughter of Clint and Angie Mullenix

Annunciation at Christ the King

Egan Synowiec, son of Chris and Emily Synowiec

Aiden Nolan, son of Eric and Emily Nolan

St. Benedict Cathedral

Gavin Holt, son of Tracy and Emily Holt

Corpus Christi

Ellison McCormick, daughter of Matt and Jackie McCormick

Audrey Spencer, daughter of Caleb and Sarah Spencer

Holy Rosary

Anna Mitz, daughter of Eric and Erica Mitz

Reid Kennedy, son of Brant and Stephanie Kennedy

St. Wendel

Adam Muensterman, son of Bob and Pam Muensterman

Marcy Muensterman, daughter of Bob and Pam Muensterman

Reba Bergman, daughter of Adam Muensterman

Holy Cross

Emmy Hoke, daughter of Brent and Kara Hoke

Nolan Fuhs, son of Clint and Julie Fuhs

St. James

Hadley Lamey, daughter of Craig and Traci Lamey

Sts. Peter and Paul

Matt Wilzbacher, son of Nathan and Rhonda Wilzbacher

Lilyanne Schmitt, daughter of Kurt and Stephanie Schmitt

St. Philip

Madalyn Knaebel, daughter of Tim and Kelli Knaebel

St. John the Baptist

Karagan Day, daughter of Kevin and Trudy Day

Natalie Onderak, daughter of Matthias and Jennifer Onderak

Vincennes Rivet 

Giovannni Ralston, son of Danny and Anastasia Ralston

Tenley Pargin, daughter of Matt and TJ Pargin

Pictured from left to right are Father Stephen McGinnis and Father Garrett Braun, both serve as parochial vicar of St. Francis Xavier Parish in Vincennes and St. Philip Neri Parish in Bicknell; Rivet recipient Giovanni Ralston; Serra Club President John East; Rivet recipient Tenley Pargin and Father Tony Ernst, pastor of St. Francis Xavier Parish in Vincennes and St. Philip Neri Parish in Bicknell. Submitted photo