Our school is happy to honor Celeste and Shane Fruge as this year’s recipient of the St. Anthony of Padua Founder's Award.  Celeste and Shane have made a long-term and significant impact on our school community. Before the school opened Celeste was a part of the founding Education Council; writing the original mission statement and serving on the search committee to interview founding principal Renee Nunez. Celeste served several terms on the former Education Council and current School Advisory Committee and has been influential in policy development for our school. Shane has been involved with our former Booster Club, assisted with our softball and baseball teams, and serves regularly as a sacristan within our parish. For the Fruges, being a part of St. Anthony is a family affair, reaching extended family who continually support the school as volunteers and benefactors. As their youngestchild prepares to conclude his 8th grade year at St. Anthony we are honored to recognize their meaningful contributions. Celeste and Shane’s steady support advances the school and has made an enduring effect on our St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School community.


Additionally, we are honoring a business in our community who has consistently invested in our school, our students, and our staff through their generous support of our mission and vision. This honor is given only when a business or organization is identified for their exemplary dedication and commitment to St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School.  We are pleased to announce the recipient of this year’s St. Anthony of Padua Community Partner Award is The Refuge. For the past several years, The Refuge has been the go-to caterer for our school's Gala and Leadership Society Receptions. Beyond the excellent service and elegant dining they consistently provide the school, they continually support our advancement efforts through their contribution of Live Auction experiences, including a Bourbon Dinner for 10 at this year's event! Their steady patronage to our school enhances and enriches our programs and inspires us to reach higher levels of performance and achievement. We are very grateful to have a community partner like The Refuge.