May 16, 2008

Wanted: Your nominations for annual Catholic Schools Values Awards

School officials are already planning for the 2008 Celebrating Catholic School Values: Scholarship and Career Achievement Awards program, which will be held on Nov. 5 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.

The keynote speaker at this year’s event will be Catholic author Mary Higgins Clark.

The Celebrating Catholic School Values: Scholarship and Career Achievement Awards is one of the archdiocese’s premiere events each year to showcase its Catholic schools.

Many recipients from past Celebrating Catholic School Values programs tell archdiocesan officials that they consider their career achievement award as the greatest honor of their life. They cherish the award because it represents the values that they espouse every day as a result of their education in Catholic schools.

Each year, Catholic education officials ask the public to nominate one or more Catholic school graduates for a career achievement award who exemplify the values of a Catholic education.

Archdiocesan school leaders are looking for individuals whose ethics, leadership, service and achievements are significant to their community. Nominees can include men, women, clergy and religious. Current Catholic school students and employees are not eligible. Nomination forms are available on the Office of Catholic Education’s Web site at Search under “Items of Interest/Forms” or click on “CCSV.”

Judges ask that you provide as much information as possible about your nominee(s). Also, nominees should not be told that they are being nominated. Incomplete forms cannot be considered. All nominations will be kept confidential.

Please return nomination forms by May 30.

(For more information, call G. Joseph Peters, associate executive director of the Office of Catholic Education, at 317-236-1437 or 800-382-9836, ext. 1437, or e-mail †

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