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Mother Seton School announces recipients of Seton Values Award

(2/1) Mother Seton School will honor Pastor Jon Greenstone, Jerry Schwartz, Lorne Peters and Steve Trout on Feb. 1 as recipients of the Seton Values Award. The award is given to individuals and businesses that have long-standing dedication and have made contributions to the Catholic educational mission of MSS.

Greenstone and Schwartz will receive the award as professional partners with the school. Greenstone is pastor of Elias Lutheran Church and Jerry Schwartz is an environmental engineer. Both men have worked with MSS for several years as Green School Committee members.

"Your involvement during the past four years with the Green School Committee, your involvement in helping MSS to be recognized as a Maryland Green School and your involvement and expertise in understanding and obtaining a solar demonstration project to support the instruction goals at MSS and serve as a demonstration to the community are noteworthy accomplishments and most deserving of the Seton Values Award," Sister JoAnne Goecke, D.C., MSS principal, said in the announcement of the award recipients.

Lorne Peters and Steve Trout, owners of Jubilee Foods in Emmitsburg, are the recipients of the Professional Business Award. They have had a long relationship with MSS.

"Jubilee’s involvement and support of Mother Seton School over the years is a most noteworthy accomplishment and deserving of the Seton Values Award. The grocery card rebates to parents for tuition reduction and discounts for all purchases are a huge support for families and Catholic education especially during these economic times," Goecke said. "Jubilee’s support of our many school activities… demonstrates your genuine interest in the children and their education."

The award recipients will be honored during a recognition breakfast at the school as part of Catholic Schools Week celebrations.

Previous recipients of the Seton Values Award include Dan and Greg Reaver, owners of Emmitsburg Glass Company, and Raymond Page of The Page Foundation.

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