June 2012 – Mount Saint John Honors Students, Staff and Volunteers
Deep River – More than 100 people comprised of students, family members, staff, volunteers and community supporters attended Mount Saint John’s June 12th annual Community Day of Excellence and its Celebration and Awards Ceremony.
Each year, The Academy at Mount Saint John honors select young men, between the ages of 11 and 21 years of age, for their service to others, personal growth, achievement and for overcoming personal barriers to success. The organization also uses the occasion to recognize outstanding staff and volunteers.
This year special recognition was given to Jimmy Miller. His philanthropic deeds have grown to include a large network of friends and family, who through his Annual Friends of Jimmy Miller Dinner raises over 150 thousand dollars each year, sharing the proceeds with three agencies dedicated to serving at-risk youth. The Academy at Mount Saint John is privileged to be one of those recipients for many years.
“This Day of Excellence is a way for us to recognize our young men who have worked very hard acquiring the necessary social, educational and job readiness skills to be successful when they return to community”, explained the executive director of Mount Saint John. “This day is also the time for us to thank our professional staff and volunteers for their service and contributions.”