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St. Joseph’s Student Leaders Attend Award Program

TRUMBULL—St Joseph High School seniors had the opportunity to meet Senator Richard Blumenthal; Cathy Molloy, Connecticut’s First Lady; Bridgeport’s Mayor Bill Finch; as well as several other local and state officials.

The students were invited by Debra Greenwood, president and CEO of the Center for Family Justice, to witness Senator Blumenthal’s receipt of a recognition award for multiple pieces of legislation he has spearheaded to support victims and survivors of domestic and sexual abuse. Nancy Lessard, a faculty member in St Joseph’s Social Studies Department and a member of the Board of Directors for the Center for Family Justice will be working with these and other students as members of the Center’s newly formed Youth Advisory Board.

St. Joseph’s students have been involved in numerous initiatives raising money for the Center including “Movie Night at the Bijou,” “Mr. Student Body Competitions” and most recently, creating a monumental Gingerbread House donated as part of a corporate raffle resulting in a $7,000 contribution to the Center. Lessard’s goal is to champion a partnership between the St Joe’s community and the Center and heighten awareness and education of the Center’s mission.

St. Joseph High School provides a learning environment that embraces Gospel values of and promotes a commitment to family and community. The school prepares young women and men to realize their potential, helps them excel in higher education and provides a foundation to guide them throughout their lives.

Pictured l-r: Debra Greenwood, president/CEO of the Center for Family Justice; Alexandra Quatrella of Trumbull; Jaqueline Marconi of Monroe; Senator Richard Blumenthal; Konrad Piszczatowski of Stratford; and Andrew Walsh of Fairfield.