Alana Spendley Named Klett Scholar
Academy of the Holy Angels Senior Alana Spendley, who is from Maywood, was awarded the Margaret E. Klett Literary Scholarship. Conferred actively annually in October, this award recognizes excellence in writing and is open to seniors who maintain a minimum average in English of 93 and 87 overall, and who contribute to any of Holy Angels’ literary publications. Applicants write an essay based on the theme for the school year and how they see it lived out at Holy Angels. This year’s theme, Love Cannot Wait, comes from the words of Blessed Theresa Gerhardinger, foundress of the School Sisters of Notre Dame who sponsor Holy Angels. When describing Holy Angels Alana observed, “This theme finds active meaning at Holy Angels. The entire community is committed to service, and the school has prodigious faith in its students’ ability to achieve great things and make a difference. As a result, acts of love are a common occurrence in the halls, classrooms, and beyond. The girls here feel empowered to participate actively in the school community, which is imbued with values of compassion and love. AHA students dismiss passivity; rather, they choose to act on their passions in solidarity with others.” The Klett scholarship was established in 1999 by Mr. and Mrs. Donald Pakosh in memory of Mrs. Pakosh’s mother, Margaret E. Klett.
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