Faith in Action Award
Joe Sweeney (far right) presents the 2015 Faith in Action Award to Kyra Moyer and runners-up Zach Kilgro (left) and Diego Sialer (right). Sweeney and his wife, Cindy, established the award 11 years ago in memory of their daughter Caitlyn. Photo courtesy of Jill Spero.
Prince of Peace Catholic Church recently presented graduating high school senior and parishioner Kyra Moyer with the 2015 Caitlin Sweeney-McDaniel Award for Faith in Action. The award honors a graduating high school senior within the parish who exemplifies their Catholic faith in action, serves their community and is a well-rounded student.
Kyra received $500 and her name was added to the list of previous winners on the award plaque that hangs outside the Prince of Peace School library. The 2015 Hoover High School graduate will attend Auburn University in the fall, majoring in communication disorders with a goal of a master’s degree in speech pathology. Kyra wants to work with children with speech issues or with stroke victims.
Runners-up for the award were Zach Kilgro and Diego Sialer, who each received $250. Both graduated this year from Hoover High School. Zach will attend Auburn University to major in nursing and Diego will attend Yale University to major in chemistry.
This award was established 11 years ago in memory of Prince of Peace School student Caitlin Sweeney by her parents, Joe and Cindy Sweeney.
“The students being recognized are very deserving every year, and it is always difficult to select a top recipient,” said Joe Sweeney. “Kyra, Diego and Zach all have outstanding moral character, are active in the church and in spreading their faith thorough word and actions. They have been a joy to talk to and I believe they will go on to do great things.”
Submitted by Jill Spero.