Elementary School Winner
Annunciation Catholic Academy, Altamonte Springs
High School Winner
Trinity Catholic High School, Ocala
The inaugural Blessed Mother Teresa Award was presented to Trinity Catholic High School in Ocala and Annunciation Catholic Academy in Altamonte Springs in recognition for service projects they completed this school year. The winners were chosen by a panel of judges made up of diocesan and church staff members and those in religious life. All five high schools, as well as 19 elementary schools, submitted applications to be considered for the honors.
The Diocese of Orlando Office of Schools provided each school with a statue of Blessed Mother Teresa, and that statue will travel annually to the winner of the award. Each school also received a plaque that can be displayed permanently in their school building. Each winner received a check for $1,000 to give to a charity of their choice.