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Two Freshmen Receive Champagnat Award

On commencement day at Queen of the Rosary Catholic Academy (June 15, 2018), The Dittus Family presented the St. Marcellin Champagnat Scholarship Award to two graduates who were planning to attend Archbishop Molloy High School. This year’s recipients are Delilah Medina ‘22 and Emily Valle ’22. “This award is especially meaningful to our family, as three family members went to Catholic grammar school in the Williamsburg area and later graduated from Molloy,” said Robert Dittus ’81. Sharon Dittus, AMHS Class of 2010, and Robert Dittus, AMHS class of 2015, also attended Q of R and Molloy, and Sharon is currently a teacher at Q of R. Previous recipients of the Champagnat Award include Luigi Albano ’19, Neyde Estrada ’21 and Anthony Montano ’21. 

Here’s some more information about this year’s recipients:

Delilah was an active member of the Q of R student body. She served as Student Council vice president in 7th grade and as president in 8th grade. Delilah was an honors student, a member of the Aquinas Society, and a lunch room monitor. Delilah likes to draw and participate in plays. She was also a member of the school’s yearbook committee.

Emily is a well-rounded individual who participates in a variety of activities while maintaining good academic standing. At Q of R, she was a member of the Aquinas Society, a lunch room monitor, and also participated in plays. Emily played the clarinet in the school band and also plays piano. A talented artist, Emily’s design was chosen to promote the school’s most recent Walkathon. Emily was this year’s valedictorian at Q of R.

Congratulations, Delilah and Emily, and welcome to Molloy! Thank you to Robert Dittus and the Dittus Family for continuing to sponsor this wonderful award. (Pictured left to right:  Sharon Dittus ’11, Delilah Medina ‘22, Emily Valle ‘22 & Robert Dittus ’81 | Photo by Fermin Valle © Fermin Valle Photography)

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