Lake Charles, LA, May 22, 2020 – St. Louis Catholic High School is delighted to announce 36 students are being recognized by the United Nations Association of the USA (UNA-USA) and InnerView in the 2nd Annual National Community Service Awards.  This program has been designed to connect student community service activities and commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to transform our world. Students from St. Louis Catholic High School delivered the most impact for SDG 4-Quality Education.

Through this program, students develop a digital service resume for use in job and college applications to demonstrate personal commitment, 21st century skills and key areas of interest.   The three tier award program recognizes a range of student achievement: Merit for 20 hours, Honor for 40 hours and Ambassador for 100 hours of service this school year.

Merit Awardees from St. Louis Catholic are Elizabeth Achee, Blake Alley, Sadie Belaire, J.R. Brandon, Claire Brescher, Anna Broussard, Gracie Broussard, Juliana Broussard, Margaret Bruchhaus, Collin Churchman, Graham Conrad, Karina Cotten, Lily DeRouen, Emma-Bernadette Faul, Abigail Fontenot, Shreve Gage, Hannah Hancock, Isabel Istre, Michelle Mallett, William McNally, Lexie Miller, Molli Miller, Carson Mixon, Eden Moreno, Layla Morton, Alivia Mudd, Taylor Myers, Caroline Obluda, Aidan Primeaux, John Reina, Sophie Stine, Grace Theriot, Colby Trahan, John VanHoose, Cassilda Olivia Williams and Clairelynn Wright.

“I discovered InnerView through National Honor Society (NHS) and was immediately excited to see how this program encourages life-long volunteerism while helping students see the immediate impact their service makes on their community,” said Melanie LeJeune, Library Media Specialist & NHS Sponsor.  “So many of our students go above and beyond what is required, and I’m thrilled to see these 36 students recognized. Each SLCHS student’s service is a Holy Moment, and it’s amazing to see how all of these Holy Moments together impact our community.”

The collective activity of our students this school year, delivered 12,023 service hours and personal activities to address local needs.  This achievement earned an additional distinction of the Emerald Award for outstanding impact.

“Youth efforts and voices are essential to achieve the SDGs.  These awards allow us to share our appreciation for youth leaders who have invested talent and effort in the causes they care about,” says Rachel Bowen Pittman, Executive Director of United Nations Association of the USA.  “With a decade remaining to deliver on the SDGs, we are thrilled that these students will be entering the workforce with meaningful community engagement skills and socially aware experiences. We are encouraged that educators are including community service and cultural engagement in the educational experience of their students.”