St. Louis Catholic Church Youth Ministry is proud to announce this year’s winners of the annual Cole Harrison Smith Scholarships. A $1,500 scholarship and a $500 scholarship are awarded annually to two graduating seniors who have been active in parish youth ministry at St. Louis Parish and who most exemplify the values of our faith. The most important factor in granting these scholarships is not academic excellence, but the example of living out his/her Christian values and beliefs, providing an example for his/her fellow students and other youth involved in the youth ministry program. The scholarships are given in loving memory of a baby who was loved dearly and is deeply missed. His father, Alan Smith, has devoted 19 years of service to St. Louis youth ministry and, together with Cole’s mother, Catherine, and extended family, wishes to support two annual scholarships in Cole’s honor.
This year there was a tie for the second place scholarship. Congratulations to Anna Nieman (St. Agnes Academy) and Luke Drewry (Christian Brothers High School) who each received the second place scholarship. Congratulations to Savannah Stovall (St. Agnes Academy) who received the first place scholarship this year.