Northeast Ohio Students Receive Special Honors

CCC studentJust in – two news items about greater Cleveland, OH area students ….

Cleveland Central Catholic High School senior Miryne Thomas is the recipient of the Youth of the Year Award given by the Boys and Girls Club of Cleveland at a special, “Breakfast of Champions” ceremony held the morning of March 10.

Thomas is a student leader, member of the boys’ basketball team and an honor student. He has been a member of the King-Kennedy Boys and Girls Club for 11 years where he mentors younger members and assists the staff in running games and tournaments.  Thomas is also the president of the Keystone Club, which promotes leadership.  In addition, he volunteers at a homeless shelter on the west side of Cleveland as well as serves food and makes beds at Haven of Rest Ministries.

Thomas plans to study accounting at the University of Maryland-Eastern Shore, where he has been offered a basketball scholarship.

In his remarks upon receiving his award, Thomas talked about his personal goal setting and leadership development since joining Boys and Girls Club in the King-Kennedy Estates.

“We are very proud of Miryne and of our on-going partnership with Boys and Girls Club of Cleveland,” said Eugene Boyer, associate superintendent for secondary for the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland. “He is an excellent example of how our young people can achieve when given the support and encouragement they need.”

“Kudos” Miryne – and best wishes for your continued success!

David Yang PictureAt Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin School in Chardon, OH a number of students are excelling in a very different way. Fifteen works of art represented NDCL at the regional judging of the Ohio Governor’s Youth Art Exhibition ( Now in its forty-seventh year, the Governor’s show is dedicated to the educational and artistic advancement of talented young people in all of Ohio’s 1,112 high schools. The Exhibition’s purpose is to provide students opportunities to advance their talent, whether that be through scholarships or simply experiencing the process of entering their work in a competition. It also serves to enhance an appreciation for art and showcase the fine quality of art instruction and talent which exists in Ohio.

Competing against 12,000 other works of art from schools throughout the state, NDCL is proud to share the news that 8 of the 15 works of art featured at the regional show advanced to the state level competition. Please join us in congratulating Madeline Spicer (art work featured on the Spotlight tab) Anna Cunnane, Claire Bouffard, Jared deVries, Maggie Rahill and David Yang on their incredible creativity and success!



Text taken from Northeast Ohio Catholic e-Newsletter and