We have many congratulations to be shared!
Our New Board of Trustees – I would like to congratulate our newly elected Board of Trustees, and thank all those who stepped forward to be considered to serve as a champion of the gift of publicly funded Catholic education. The new Board will begin their important work next week with orientation. Their first Public Meeting will take place on October 30 at 3 pm, where they will be sworn in and choose their new Chair, Vice-Chair, and committees. You can watch this live at https://www.ecsd.net/BoardofTrustees/Reports-and-Resources/public_board_meeting/Pages/default.aspx .
Ward 71 Terry Harris
Ward 72 Sandra Palazzo
Ward 73 Carla Smiley
Ward 74 Debbie Engel
Ward 75 Alene Mutala
Ward 76 Lisa Turchansky
Ward 77 Laura Thibert
The Emmaus Award – The Emmaus Award is presented annually at the Newman Theological College Graduation Mass to a student graduating from the Master of Religious Education Program. The Award reflects the experience of the disciples on the Road to Emmaus: the hope that when students attend Newman, they join other colleagues on the journey and through their studies and dialogue with the content, come to recognize Jesus more clearly.
This year the Emmaus Award recognized Beth Pecson from Monsignor Fee Otterson, who has shown incredible effort and dedication, both to her studies in the MRE Program as well the tremendous contributions she has made and continues to make to her school and parish communities.
In her work as a Catholic teacher and school chaplain, she has clearly demonstrated her commitment to Catholic education. From organizing music for district, school, parish, and community liturgies and events, as well as orchestrating extraordinary musical productions at her school, she has worked hard to inspire her students and colleagues to place Catholic education and specifically Religious Education at the core of their lives.