8th Grade Awards and Recognition

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May 28, 2021


Congrats Grads!

Congratulations to our 2020-21 St. Joseph Catholic School 8th-grade graduates! Below is a listing of the awards that each student received at the 8th-grade banquet.

  • Julia Claire Holthaus – Mary Kay Donnelly Award, Positivity
  • Hannah Yeager – Pastor’s Award, Patience
  • Julia Claire Holthaus – Fine Arts Award
  • Anna Lipke – Fine Arts Award, Earned the Kindergarten Class Quilt for top Essay, Helpfulness
  • Rochelle McRaith (volunteer and previous teacher) – Teach As Jesus Award
  • Will Johnson – Diligence
  • Kaydra Krovoza – Friendliness
  • Jackson Larson – Loyalty
  • Liza Nelson – Compassion
  • Zachary Orr – Honesty
  • Lucas Peters – Generosity
  • Levi Rose – Kindness


Mary Kay Donnelly Award – This award was established to honor one who participated in athletics and excelled academically.  The criteria for the award requires that the recipient exemplifies the school goals, is a role model for others, and is a positive representative for the school.

Principal’s Award – This award was established to recognize leadership.  Leaders serve and inspire others.  They have positive attitudes.  They display integrity, cheerfulness, enthusiasm, energy, and resiliency.  This recipient of this award should display all of these characteristics inside and outside the classroom.

Witness of Faith (Pastor’s) Award – This award was established to encourage one who exemplifies the mission of St. Joseph School – to promote the message of Jesus, to build unity in the school and church, and to serve others.  The recipient strives daily to live as Jesus wants us to.

Spartan Award (Girl and Boy) – This award was established to recognize a student-athlete who exemplifies the mission of St. Joseph Athletics.  They must show leadership, teamwork, encouragement and cooperation in a balanced climate of sportsmanship and healthy competition.  They must also adhere to the Code of Conduct in every aspect.  The recipient is considered to be the epitome of what it means to be a Spartan (on and off the athletic field of play).

Fine Arts Award – This award is given to a student who displays particular talents in areas such as drawing, painting, music and poetry.  The criteria for this award states that the recipient uses these talents for the betterment of our Christian community

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