The Board of Regents for the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Schools hosted the 5th annual “President’s Event”. It was an in-person event for parents, alumni, benefactors, friends of St. Vincent’s and invited guests. This is the premier showcase and fund-raising event for our elementary and high schools. We are united by a conviction of the value and importance of private, independent and Catholic education.
Pastor & President, Father William P. Donahue (SVES ’72 and SVHS ’76), high school Principal Patrick W. Daly and elementary school Principal Shannon Jordan shared their ambitious outlook for the future of our schools. With the challenges confronting all schools, this leadership team has a clear vision for our future. Student representatives Wambui Munene (SVHS Class of ’22), Cameron Vaughn (SVHS Class of ’23) and Catalina Vaca (SVES Class of 2023) shared their sentiments.
The St. John Baptist de la Salle Award was presented to one teacher at each school who continually inspires and academically challenges their students. It recognizes excellence in teaching — A focus on creativity, rapport with students, parents, and peers, a positive attitude, exceptional instruction who lives their faith in and out of the classroom. Congratulations to SVES 6th grade teacher Heather Almond and SVHS Spanish teacher Aaron Vela for their impactful contributions to our schools.
Alumnus Paul Maloney (SVES ’85 and SVHS ’89) was our Guest Speaker and presented The Soul of My St. Vincent Experience. His remarks were considered by many the highlight of the evening. The 9-minute presentation can be seen below — it will be time well-spent.