Community Service Runs in the Family

January 1, 1970

7th grader Ella Byers was awarded the prestigious Prudential Spirit of Community Award for the state of Vermont at the middle school level.  During a ceremony held at Mater Christi School, Ella was honored by a representative from the Prudential Insurance Company of America.  Ella also received a commendation from Miro Weinberger, Mayor of Burlington, for her service to the Burlington Community. This award program is the largest youth recognition program in the country, and honors students for outstanding service at the local, state, and national level. Next month, Ella’s mother, Sara Byers ‘86 will be honored with the Catherine McAuley Award at the annual luncheon of the Mercy Associates. Sara served on the Mater Christi School Board of Trustees from 2012 – 2015.