YOUNGSTOWN Seven teens from Stark and Carroll counties are among 26 who will receive Eagle of the Cross Awards from the Catholic Diocese of Youngstown.
Since 1999, the award has recognized outstanding high school juniors and seniors who model integrity, values and promise in their churches and communities.
Local winners, their schools, and parishes are:
Adam J. Bryan, senior, Carrollton High, St. John the Evangelist, Summitville.
Chloe Jones, senior, GlenOak High, Little Flower, Plain Township.
Gabrielle T. Olivieri, senior, Central Catholic High, St. Michael the Archangel, Plain Township.
Emily E. Paul, senior, Central Catholic High, St. Joseph Massillon.
Megan Roden, senior, Hoover High, Little Flower, Plain Township.
Kevin Ruppert, senior, Jackson High, St. Joseph Massillon.
Patrice R. Rutherford, St. Thomas Aquinas High, St. Paul North Canton.
The awards will be presented on May 2 at a private banquet, followed by a public liturgy celebrated by Bishop George V. Murry at 6 p.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church at 343 Via Mount Carmel.