SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) – Leadership and service to the local community.
More than 300 teenagers were given well-deserved recognition today by the Diocese of Scranton.
It was the first of two masses held to present the “Bishop’s Youth Awards” to 8th and 12th-grade students.
Each mass is regional, and today’s was held at the Cathedral of Saint Peter in Scranton.
Students are nominated by their parish or school to be recognized for their excellent service and leadership amongst peers.
Award recipients are given medals– representing the highest recognition offered to Catholic youth of the diocese of Scranton.
The next mass will be held Thursday at 7 p.m., but award recipients and their families are urged to come early.
The “Bishop Youth Awards” masses have been held every year since 1996.
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