More than seventy students, teachers and principals were recognized at this year’s Christian Service Awards Mass presided by Archbishop José H. Gomez at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels on March 20.

The ceremony also recognized four high school recipients of the Pope Francis Scholarship. The scholarship was sponsored by the Mission Doctors Association, which asked high school students from across the Archdiocese of Los Angeles to submit an original essay, video, poster or artwork on the issues of poverty and healthcare from a Catholic perspective. 

Here are this year’s honorees.

Christian Service Awards


Students (listed by school)


Alverno Heights Academy

Alicia Mercado


Bellarmine-Jefferson High School

Joseph Noh


Bishop Alemany High School

Gloryann Cosans

Kesia Lavelle

Michael Tripoli


Bishop Amat High School

Melissa Elias

Camila Leon

Krystelle Martinez

 

Bishop Conaty-Our Lady of Loretto High School

Cintia Cruz

 

Bishop Garcia Diego High School

Clare Kelly

 

Bishop Montgomery High School

An Nguyen

Markus Raad

 

Bishop Mora Salesian High School

Julio Garcia Carrillo

 

Cantwell-Sacred Heart of Mary High School

Denise Castro

 

Cathedral High School

Brian Oshiro

Allen Canez

 

Chaminade College Preparatory

Andrew Sain

Akshaya Venkatesh

Collin Chen

 

Crespi Carmelite High School

Matthew Salerno

Brian McCarthy

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Damien High School

Andrew Carrillo

Yitzak Molina-Romo

 

Don Bosco Technical Institute

Grayson Wade

 

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy

Chloe Walters

 

Holy Family High School

Heyley Pavon

 

Immaculate Heart High School

Ruth Reichman

 

Junipero Serra High School

Jorge Valadez

 

La Reina High School

Katherine Johnson

 

La Salle High School

Mary Harmon

Raphael Navarro

 

Louisville High School

Toni Fernando

 

Loyola High School

Raul Orellana

Samuel Tilles

Ryan Valte

 

Mary Star of the Sea High School

Mark Dever

Hanalei Emnace

 

Marymount High School

Patricia Lara

 

Mayfield Senior School

Angeli De La Cruz

 

Notre Dame Academy

Maya Curls-Price

 

Notre Dame High School

Jaclyn Holtz

Alexandra Miller

Umberto Moreno Garcia

 

Paraclete High School

Haizhen Zhang

Lindsey Di Silvestri

 

Pomona Catholic High School

Serena Grajeda

 

Providence High School

Angela Romano

 

Ramona Convent Secondary School

Marie Therese Gatchalian

 

Sacred Heart High School

Jessica Mateos

 

San Gabriel Mission High School

Madison Yanez

 

Santa Clara High School

Sofia Magallon

 

St. Anthony High School

Andrew Garcia

Felicia Ann Tacto

 

St. Augustine Academy

Emma Volpi

 

St. Bernard High School

Alexander Rodriguez

 

St. Bonaventure High School

Aaron Dufresne

 

St. Francis High School

Shahan Derbedrosian

Mateo Fernandez

 

St. Genevieve High School

Bianca Raquel Casillas Martin

Kassandra Giselle Chavez

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St. John Bosco High School

Eligio Marquez

Mark Lagazon

 

St. Joseph High School, Lakewood

Samantha Noriega

Olyvia Thomas

 

St. Joseph High School, Santa Maria

Kenze Nguyen

 

St. Lucy's Priory High School

Elizabeth Alderete

Kayla Garcia

 

St. Mary's Academy

Jacqueline Gonzalez

 

St. Monica Academy

Clement Decker

 

St. Monica High School

Sidney Woods

 

St. Paul High School

Kevin Du

Giovanni Sandoval

 

St. Pius X - St. Matthias Academy

Marisol Garcia

 

Verbum Dei High School

Miguel Olivarez

 

Villanova Preparatory School

Isabella Loza


Teachers 

Boyoung Kim - Marymount High School  

Nicole Pfiester - Bishop Amat High School

Jeffrey Krynen - Don Bosco Technical Institute

Robert Santisteven - St. Pius X - St. Matthias Academy

Anita Rezzo - Crespi Carmelite High School


Principals

Dr. Merritt Hemenway - Damien High School  

Joanne Poloni - St. Joseph High School, Santa Maria

 

Pope Francis Scholarship:

Freshman - $500

Alyssa Sotelo - St. Joseph High School


Sophomore - $500

Kayla Parrish - St. Joseph High School

 

Seniors - $1,000

Evelyn Ortiz - San Gabriel Mission High School

Brianna Terzyan - San Gabriel Mission High School