Marmion LEAD awards presented
● By Katelyn Nelson
Marmion Academy's JROTC Battalion Commander senior Alexander Vandenburg (left) of Sugar Grove passes command of battalion to his successor junior AJ Rechenmacher of Batavia during the JROTC Change of Command ceremony held on May 8.
60 Marmion Academy LEAD students received awards for their application of leadership through service and academics at Marmion Academy’s annual LEAD (Leadership Education And Development) Award Ceremony on May 8. The Canterbury Award was presented to 32 students who have performed more than forty hours of volunteer service during this school year. The Canterbury Award with Honors was presented to 13 students who completed over 100 hours of volunteer service and the and Distinguished Service Award was presented to four students (seniors Eric Bacorn, Brady Bobbitt and Gunnar Highland all from Batavia), who have reached the milestone of completing over 200 hours of volunteer service throughout their high school career.
The Father Joseph Battaglia Award was given to the student from each class with the highest LEAD grade point average: freshman Nicholas Ward of Batavia. The Water Carrier Award was presented to four students for their continued loyalty, faithfulness and dependability: junior Christian Surtz of Batavia, sophomore Thomas Glemkowski of Batavia, and freshman Nicholas Ward.
Three individual awards, voted on by the Marmion faculty, were also presented. Senior Jacob Cornish was awarded the Abbot Marmion Award for Spiritual Leadership, junior Christian Surtz received the William J. Dickson, Sr. Award for Outstanding Citizenship, and senior Evan Pickard received the Father Peter Enderlin Award for Outstanding Leadership.