St. Francis Xavier student wins award
HILLSIDE DISTRICT -- Kate Tucci, an eighth-grade student at St.
Francis Xavier School, is the female recipient of the Marion Huhn
Award. It is presented annually in memory of Huhn, a former registrar
for the California Junior Scholastic Federation.
As the top female candidate for the region, Kate received a
certificate naming her as the outstanding federation female student,
and a $500 U.S. savings bond.
Classmate Sam DeMartinis, the male nominee of the region, was
recognized with a certificate.
Candidates for the award had to win the competition in their own
chapter by writing a personal essay. When they received the
endorsement of their chapter, students completed an eight-page paper
that included federation service and activities, scholarship awards
and activities, school and community service, a personal statement
and letters of recommendation.