Parent of Distinction Award

CTR Catholic would like to honor this year's Parent of Distinction award recipients. The award is presented to an individual who demonstrates the ability to promote parental engagement and involvement in the Catholic education system.

This year's recipients were honored at a Council of School Councils meeting held near Okotoks on May 14.

This year's award winners are Kerri Andrew from Christ The King Academy; Pat Doyle from St. Anthony's School; and Jeff Haynes from St. Joseph's Collegiate and Christ the King. Congratulations to these outstanding parents. Thank you for all you do for Catholic education.

More about the award....

The CTR Catholic Schools St. Joseph Parent of Distinction Award recognizes an individual who demonstrates the ability to promote parental engagement and involvement in the Catholic education system. Truly exceptional in their dedication and initiative, this individual has dynamic leadership qualities and encourages opportunity to influence student learning success in the school community. This award is modelled after St. Joseph who loved Jesus. His one concern was for the safety of this child entrusted to him. Not only did he leave his home to protect Jesus, but upon his return settled in the obscure town of Nazareth out of fear for his life. When Jesus stayed in the Temple we are told Joseph (along with Mary) searched with great anxiety for three days for him (Luke 2:48). We also know that Joseph treated Jesus as his own son for over and over the people of Nazareth say of Jesus, "Is this not the son of Joseph?" (Luke 4:22).