St. Louis Catholic Church Youth Ministry is proud to announce this year’s winners of the annual Cole Harrison Smith Scholarships. A $3,000 scholarship and a $1,000 scholarship are awarded annually to two graduating seniors who have been active in parish youth ministry at St. Louis Parish and who most exemplify the values of our faith. The most important factor in granting these scholarships is not academic excellence, but the example of living out his/her Christian values and beliefs, providing an example for his/her fellow students and other youth involved in the youth ministry program. The scholarships are given in loving memory of a baby who was loved dearly and is deeply missed. His father, Alan Smith, has devoted 20 years of service to St. Louis youth ministry and, together with Cole’s mother, Catherine, and extended family, wishes to support two annual scholarships in Cole’s honor.
Congratulations to Gerard Tavoleti (Christian Brothers High School) who received the first place scholarship this year and Emily Wilson (St. Agnes Academy) who received the second place scholarship this year.
Pictured are some of this year’s applicants with members of the Smith family: (L to R) Lloyd Adams, Virginia Smith, Erica Smith, Madelyn McCrary, Gerard Tavoleti, Mary Beth Siano, Kara Kane, Emily Wilson, Alan Smith, Clayton Smith and Catherine Smith