• <p>Joe Valeant and Marie McCaig are recipients of the McAuley Award at Notre Dame High School in Elmira. (Photos courtesy of Notre Dame High School)  </p>

    Joe Valeant and Marie McCaig are recipients of the McAuley Award at Notre Dame High School in Elmira. (Photos courtesy of Notre Dame High School)

Elmira Notre Dame High School names McAuley Award recipients

Mike Latona/Catholic Courier    |    10.05.2020
Category: Southern Tier


A campus minister and a local restaurant proprietor have been named recipients of the McAuley Award at Elmira Notre Dame High School.

The 15th-annual award evening is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 6 p.m. and will take on a virtual format due to the coronavirus pandemic.

This award is presented to people who follow the ideals of Catherine McAuley, founder of the Sisters of Mercy. Honorees this year are Marie McCaig, campus minister at the high school; and Joe Valeant, owner of Bernie Murray’s in Elmira.

“Both individuals have had a significant impact not only on Notre Dame but on our local community as well,” according to a statement from the school.

The McAuley Award recipients will share their remarks during the virtual event. Serving as special guest speaker will be Father Patrick Conroy, SJ, chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives.

To register, visit notredamehighschool.com. Questions regarding the Oct. 7 event should be directed t0 Katie Lilley at lilleyk@notredamehighschool.com.

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