Six CHS Seniors Advance In Knights Of Columbus CYLA Scholarship Program
Six Catholic High seniors have been selected by their respective Knights of Columbus Councils to advance in the Catholic Youth Leadership Award Scholarship Program (CYLA). Hayden Denham (Council 4030), William Martin (Council 3743), Daniel Ourso (Council 10455), Lance Rodriguez II (Council 9692), Michael Ross (Council 5530) and Andrew Schoonmaker (Council 9247) will now compete at the Diocesan level with other Council nominees. In March, each of the seven Dioceses will select one senior boy and one senior girl finalist to compete at the state competition for a $4,000 scholarship. The state CYLA finals will be held at St. Joseph Academy on Sunday, April 9, 2017.
The CYLA scholarship has been awarded annually by the Knights of Columbus since 1959. The program recognizes young Catholic men and women who are faithful role models to others in their schools, churches or community. By participating in the program, candidates are offered an opportunity to be recognized as one of the best Catholic students in their respective schools. The recognition encourages these outstanding students to hold true to their Catholic values and accept the varied leadership roles they will be asked to fill in the future.
(A seventh senior, Jeremy Sapia – Council 2657, was recognzied after the initial publication of this article)