Salesianum receives top Jefferson Awards honor
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Students from Salesianum School were honored June 19 in Washington, D.C., as the first Ambassador School Recipient for Outstanding Service as part of the 40th annual Jefferson Awards for community service and volunteerism. This was the first year an ambassador school was selected. Salesianum competed against Adlai E. Stevenson High School of Lincolnshire, Ill., and Lake Brantley High School of Altamonte Springs, Fla. A panel of judges chose Salesianum for meeting goals such as collaboration, partnership, mentorship and ability to “think big.” The school also was cited for best exemplifying the Jefferson Awards and for expanding volunteer capacity. During the 2011-12 school year, Salesianum recorded more than 29,941 volunteer hours with a value to the community of more than $625,000.