Ireland Nordstrom, an eighth-grade student here at Saint Joseph School, Fairhaven, has been selected from more than 1.8 million Catholic school students across the country to receive the 2020 Youth Virtues, Valor and Vision Award from the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) for selfless service, determination, innovation and ideals that are changing the world. “Catholic schools are harbingers of committed young people dedicated to service and committing their time and energy for the good of others,” said NCEA president/CEO Dr. Thomas Burnford. “These students are the faces of Catholic faith at work in their communities.”
Ireland will be presented with the prestigious NCEA Medal of Honor and Certificate here on March 20th, leading up to National Catholic Schools Week.
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