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Carondelet Students Honored with Jefferson Awards

May 01, 2017 04:26PM ● By Jennifer Neys

In April, eight Carondelet students were honored with Jefferson Awards for their outstanding community service.

Carondelet Students Honored

On April 6, Carondelet was pleased to honor eight amazing students with Jefferson Awards for their outstanding community service. Jefferson Awards is a national organization that supports, encourages, and recognizes high school students who perform extraordinary service. Each year, Carondelet allows faculty, staff, students, and parents to nominate a member of the community who has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to service. The Jefferson Awards allow us to celebrate the vibrant culture of service at Carondelet. Our students have done amazing work and demonstrated such passion for serving the dear neighbor. We are extremely proud of all they have accomplished,” said Carondelet Principal Kevin Cushing.

The recipients for Special Project were Sophia Anderson, Class of 2018, and Cassidy Tshimbalanga, Class of 2018. The recipients for Continuous Service were Lauren Cademartori, Class of 2018; Kathleen Stein, Class of 2018; Ashley Ng, Class of 2017; Katherine Pappas, Class of 2018; Annabelle Vasconi, Class of 2020, and Lauren Wolf, Class of 2018. 

Sophia A. founded a non-profit organization called Para Ti Global in her freshman year.  Cassidy T. launched 5forFlint in 2016. Lauren C. has been volunteering with the Down Syndrome Connection of the Bay Area since her freshman year. Kathleen S. has completed over 480 hours of service at Camp Krem, a camp for people of all ages who are living with a range of disabilities. She has worked in their summer Communications Readiness Program with Lauren C. Ashley N. started volunteering at the Animal Rescue Foundation in 6th grade. Currently, she volunteers at the Lindsay Wildlife Experience as a senior interpretive guide. Katherine P. performs ongoing community service as a committed volunteer of Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley. Annabelle V. has been volunteering through the National Charity League for many organizations, including the Bay Area Rescue Mission, Children’s Hospital in Oakland, and Swim a Mile for Women’s Cancer. Lauren W. is a member of The Marine Mammal Center’s Youth Crew Program, with over 270 hours of service and counting. She was also chosen to sit on the inaugural TMMC Youth Advisory Board.