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Student, alumnus recognized
Rating: 2.94 / 5 (17 votes)  
Posted: 2012 Dec 21 - 07:08

Congratulations to Savannah Geary, who has dedicated countless hours of Christian commitment as an altar server at St. Helen Catholic Church for the past eight years.

Congratulations also to J.B. Egan for his support of the altar-server program for the past 35 years.

In addition to being an altar server, Savannah participates in Youth on a Mission, works on the school's Habit for Humanity homes and more.

Savannah, who is a graduate of St. Helen Catholic School, is also a member of the John Carroll High School lacrosse team, History Club, Anchor Club, Drama Club (co-president), National Honor Society, Student Government Association, Alpha Peer Ministry Group and the award-winning Envirothon Team, which earned first place at regionals and second in Florida last year.

In addition to having the highest GPA in her senior class, Savannah is an advanced placement scholar, s member of the Duke Talent Identification Program, a Merit Scholar, Waldorf Scholar and she earned the highest score in her class on the NEDT spell out exam.

Savannah survived the unofficial "J.B. Egan Bootcamp" where Mr. Egan trains students to serve at the church for 35 years.

As the altar service coordinator, Mr. Egan provides training one day per week for 40 minutes for seven to eight weeks for interested students in the fifth grade and higher.

Mr. Egan dedicates his time to organizing the altar servers into teams, with five servers per team, encompassing seven Masses.

"This program has been a real job over the years," said Mr. Egan, who is a former John Carroll High School Alumnus of the Year.

Mr. Egan was the valedictorian of St. Anastasia High School in 1957, which would later become Central Catholic High School, then John Carroll High School.

To learn more about the faith-based opportunities at John Carroll High School, visit www.JohnCarrollHigh.com.

Jennifer Trefelner is accredited in public relations.

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