Two Sacred Heart students were presented with the Medal of Honor Challenge Coin Award at an all-school Mass on May 22, 2015. Medal of Honor recipients Staff Sgt. Ty. M. Carter and Sgt. First Class Leroy A. Petry visited the school in September 2014 and offered their challenge coins to be given at the end of the school year to the two students that best embody the Medal of Honor Character traits. The Challenge Coin incorporates the ideals of courage and selfless service to build character and promote responsible citizenship.
The criteria for the Challenge Coin Award includes the demonstration of the 6 Medal of Honor Character Traits: Courage, Integrity, Sacrifice, Commitment, Citizenship and Patriotism. Medal of Honor Convention Chairman, Mr. Joe Thompson, along with MOH coordinator, Mr. Christopher Coyne, and SHCS teacher Mrs. Theresa Ciancone made the presentation and awarded 8th grader Sean Halstead and 5th grader Kai Ringle with the challenge coins.
Sean has a heart for service. He is willing to go above and beyond without being asked. His leadership is evident in school and the community, especially through scouts. He is a problem solver who seeks to do the right thing.
Kai is a young man who embodies the character traits of this program. He is described as kind and considerate of others, goes about serving others without needing or wanting recognition, and is a beautiful example of Christ’s love.
Congratulations to these fine young men!
Sacred Heart Cathedral School would like to thank Mr. Joe Thompson, Sacred Heart parent and parishioner, for his dedication to Medal of Honor recipients. As a result of his tireless work, Sacred Heart Cathedral School has had more Medal of Honor recipients visit our school than any other school in the nation. We are most grateful for the opportunity and experience our students have had with these remarkable American heroes.