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News from Our Youth: SOYO Members Record CD, Scholarships Awarded to Students

The V. Rev. Dr. Joseph Purpura, Department of Youth and Parish Ministry, notes that the 32 Teen SOYO members attending the Youth Music Institute at Antiochian Village from July 13–17 recorded many beautiful Orthodox hymns for their upcoming SOYO/SMI Music CD. The CD is a joint project of Teen SOYO and the Department of Sacred Music: watch this fall for more details!

In other youth news, the following young people were awarded a Francis Maria Scholarship in the amount of $2,500, on July 23, 2016 at the Archdiocese Convention Oratorical Festival in Bolivar Pennsylvania.

2016 Maria Scholarship Recipients

Munir Pavez, son of Fr. Michael & Kh. Mireille Pavez: St. Michael Orthodox Church, Beaumont, TX
Basil Johnny Trenham, son of Fr. Josiah and Kh. Catherine Trenham: St. Andrew Orthodox Church, Riverside, CA
Myriam Zakaib, daughter of Eric & Hala Zakaib: St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, Montreal, QC
Hyatt Jabbour, son of Rabih and Waed Jabbour: St. Mary Orthodox Church, Hunt Valley, MD
Taylor Salamone, son of Dean & Tammy Salamone: St. Luke Orthodox Church, Garden Grove, CA
Mark Andrew Mikhail, son of Sherief & Lisa Mikhail: St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church, West St. Paul, MN

For more information on the Francis Maria Scholarship visit the scholarship page.