The Archbishop John L. May Service Award is given to one senior from each of the Catholic High Schools in the St. Louis Archdiocese. This year’s recipient, senior PJ Wuennenberg, completed more than 250 service hours during his time at Vianney.
PJ reached out to Vianney's Campus Ministry Department about organizing a group of students to participate in this year’s World Food Day. He agreed to represent Vianney as the student leader for this year’s service project and coordinated a great service experience for our students.
PJ's leadership and passion for service was evident throughout this process, and he continues to involve himself in a variety of service opportunities.
It is evident through PJ's application essay that he has a keen understanding of the word “service” as it relates to his faith.
When he was asked a question about the importance of service as it relates to the educational experience at Vianney, PJ said, “Seeing the effect that my service has in others' lives opened me up to the feelings and experiences of those around me.”
PJ embodies a spirit of humility by always seeking to serve rather than to be served. He is a servant leader who desires to serve the needs of Vianney and our community as a whole. Archbishop Carlson will present PJ with this award at a banquet in April.