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Butte Central Catholic Education Foundation

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Awards & Dedication Ceremony

Butte Central Catholic Schools Events

6:00 Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 8:00 Tuesday, January 30, 2018

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Maroon Activities Center: MAC Lobby
550 E. Mercury St.
Butte, MT 59701
Awards & Dedication Ceremony

The Butte Central Education Foundation will hold its Awards and Dedication Ceremony on Tuesday, January 30, 2018. The ceremony will be held at 6:00 p.m. in the Cote Family Lobby and Reception Area in the Maroon Activities Center. The ceremony is being held in conjunction with National Catholic Schools Week 2018. Several individuals and families will be honored at the event for their dedication and support of Butte Central Catholic Schools and Catholic education.

During the ceremony, the 2017-2018 recipients of the Cote Volunteerism Award will be honored. The award, which is named in honor of its first recipients Harp and Esther Cote, is designed to recognize outstanding volunteerism and dedication to Butte Central Catholic Schools. The new recipients include Carrie Keane, Shannon Moodry, Shawn Harrington, Jack & Bobbie Whelan, and Mary Ann Piazzola.

Dr. Robert St. John (Class of 1956), Monsignor Kevin O’Neill (Class of 1969), and John & Mary Pat Rickman (Class of 1959) will be honored as the 2017-2018 Butte Central Catholic Schools Distinguished Graduates. The award is co-sponsored by the National Catholic Education Association and is given to graduates who exemplify the values they were taught in Catholic schools.

The final award portion of the ceremony will be the presentation of the Walsh Benefactors Award. The award, which was established by the Butte Central Education Foundation, is named in honor of benefactors Jack Walsh and Tom Walsh. The award recognizes their extra ordinary generosity and support of Butte Central Catholic Schools.

The recipients of this award are Frank & Pat Donovan (posthumously) and the Donovan Family, Ida Budell (posthumously), Jack Harkins (posthumously), Joe & Libby McBride, Tom & Wendy Downey, Mike & Kay Bartoletti, Don & Cathy Peoples, Ed & Martha Simonich, and the McGree Family Corporation.

Following the awards portion of the ceremony several individuals and families will be honored for their generosity and support of Butte Central Catholic Schools. Several new endowments, which were recently established to support Butte Central Schools, will be officially dedicated into Butte Central’s Memorial Endowment Program. The new endowments include the Bill & Connie Morris Memorial Endowed Scholarship, the Father Robert Beaulieu Memorial Scholarship, the John “Skeff” and Rita Sheehy Memorial Scholarship, the Class of 1960 Scholarship Fund, and the Class of 1967 Scholarship.

Following the ceremony, a reception will be held at the MAC for all honorees and those in attendance. The event is open to the public.