Vikings Honored for Catholic Youth and Young Adult Ministry

Six Vikings were honored as recipients of the 2021 Catholic Youth and Young Adult Ministry Awards.
Volunteer of the Year Award

Tracy Cavanaugh - St. Elizabeth School
Tracy is well deserving of the Volunteer of the Year Award. She is the proud parent of 5th grader, Brett, and the President of St. Elizabeth’s Home & School Association. She is St. Elizabeth’s biggest cheerleader. Even in the midst of a pandemic, Tracy has donated much of her time and effort into keeping the Viking Family safely united. She has organized numerous community building events, volunteered to support every school initiative, and made her skills and generous heart available to the families and staff. Tracy truly embodies the Benedictine Pride of prayer, work, and service.

Kristin R. Davis - St. Elizabeth Parish
Kristin is committed to St. Elizabeth Athletic Association. Kristin ensures clear, concise, and timely communication among coaches, families, school and parish including registering athletes, sharing schedules, and publishing announcements for sports. Kristin started as an intramural basketball instructor four years ago and in 2018 she assumed the newly created role as Athletic Association Media/Communication Officer. She manages the Athletic Association website, YouTube and Facebook pages, coordinates volunteers, and collaborates with staff for publications in parish bulletin and the school newsletter.  This year she added oversight of live-streaming basketball and volleyball games due to COVID-19 restrictions.

St. Timothy National Youth Award
The St. Timothy Youth Award is given to a junior or senior high school youth who lives as a disciple of Christ, sets a positive example for other youth, witnesses to their faith by exhibiting Catholic morals and integrity, demonstrates Gospel values through service to others, and exhibits Christian leadership in parish, school, and/or community settings.

Sean Baker - St. Elizabeth Parish
Sean is a neighborhood kid who is present and dedicated to his community at St Elizabeth. He has a welcoming spirit that has engaged him in sports, parish service days, altar serving and now parish council for the last two years. Sean enjoys being a part of the good things that happen on campus. He has had his share of sports accidents that have made him more patient, caring and humble. Sean can see himself in the shoes of others.
Madison Conrad - St. Elizabeth School
Madison is a generous and compassionate young lady who greets everyone with a smile and enthusiasm. As an officer of National Honor Society and Multiplying Good Vikings in Action, she was instrumental to the organization and success of numerous service projects including food drives and the Harper’s Heart campaign. Madison can always be counted on to lend a hand to school events and devotes time working at the elementary school aftercare program. Madison embodies the Benedictine Pillar of Service and Humility: serving a purpose and a power greater than ourselves.
Adriana Gonzalez - St Elizabeth Parish
Adriana has been present and involved in parish life and ministry from childhood. Growing up blocks from the church and school, this is part of her community, and she shared that idea and reality with her friends. She has been an altar server since the 5th grade and recently joined to serve the whole Triduum and encouraging her brother to do the same. She is a student leader, cantor, and athlete. She served as a member of the parish council this year where she adds her voice.
Abigale Townsend - St. Elizabeth School
Abigale is actively involved in the common life, prayer, service, and activities of St. Elizabeth School. Her passion for the arts is matched by her desire to serve. Abigale shares her talents with the community as a cantor at school masses and prayer services, as a student director for the elementary school musical, and as Senior Class President. During the summer, she used her costume sewing skills to sew masks for health care facilities in Delaware. Abigale embodies the Benedictine Pillar of Work and Prayer believing “Everything that we do, is work for God’s greater glory.”