Nazareth Academy held its commencement May 25 at Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The 213 graduates will attend 93 colleges across 24 states. This year’s recipient of the Oliver Donlin Service Award is a student from Westchester. Read the release on her many accomplishments:
Sister Oliver Donlin gave 35 years of her life to Nazareth Academy as teacher and principal. Through her influence, Nazareth created the philosophy of developing the whole person, challenging each student to reach his or her potential, and then using their knowledge, skills and gifts to bring about a better world, a world of unity and peace. Each year, in her memory, the faculty and staff are asked to nominate a senior who has given outstanding service to Nazareth Academy. This is the very highest service award that can be earned by a graduating senior and the only award given out on the day of graduation.
Congratulations to the 2014 Oliver Donlin Service Award Recipient, Devinne Love of Westchester.
Much to the point of this award, Devinne has upheld Nazareth’s pillars of scholarship, service, spirit and unity and has accepted the challenge of striving to reach her potential by developing the whole person. Devinne has been a leader throughout her high school years as a member of the Youth Initiative Program, serving as a focus group leader, freshman orientation leader and member of the Red Ribbon team. She has been a leader on the basketball court and in track and field. She participates as a leader on Student Council and in the Roadrunner Club and served as a Retreat Leader for our freshman and sophomore classes.
Devinne is also the 2014 recipient of the Richport YMCA Men’s Club Service Award and a Comcast Leaders and Achievers Award recipient.
“Her energy, enthusiasm and outgoing personality, combined with her outstanding communication skills, make her one of the finest leaders to have graced our halls. Her contributions have truly left a mark on Nazareth Academy and in the hearts of all of us who have been lucky enough to know and work with her,” said Deborah Tracy, Principal, in presenting the award.
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