Aliso Viejo, Calif. (March 29, 2018) -- St. Mary’s School has announced the winner of the 2018 Father Ernest D. Sillers Legacy Award is Brad Orcutt of Newport Beach, California. Each year, St. Mary’s honors an eighth grade student who demonstrates superior leadership skill, evidence of service, and civic responsibility, and Brad was selected from a total of 12 finalists as the most outstanding.
The competition focuses on four main principles called the “Four A.C.E.S. of Leadership”, which form the cornerstones of a strong community – Attitude, Commitment, Engagement and Service. Some of Brad’s Extracurricular Activities include acting as student ambassador for St. Mary’s, serving as safety commissioner for the associated student body, three years of school volleyball and basketball and four years of school football. Brad has also served his community by volunteering with the Orange County Food Bank, Friendship Shelter and CSP Youth Shelter. Additionally, he regularly assists an elderly neighbor with shopping, errands and odd jobs around her home. Brad was awarded the President’s Volunteer Service Award by Lion’s Heart in 2016 and is on track to receive it again in 2018 in recognition of the exceptional hours of community service he has logged.
Brad was announced as the recipient of the award at the Tribute to Leadership Assembly on March 16 at Coast Hills Church.