SUBMITTED PHOTO Roncalli junior Jonny Anderson (sixth from right) was selected by United Way Worldwide as one of only 25 United Way Youth Leadership members to attend the Thinking Globally and Acting Locally conference in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 5. Held at the U.S. Department of Education headquarters, the workshop was designed to raise awareness of global education challenges, identify education challenges in local communities and help students make a plan of action to address those challenges.
Roncalli’s Alumni Association and administration have presented Gerard Striby with the St. John XXIII Award. He was honored for living a life that is an example of dedication to youth and spreading the love of Jesus.
The first director of service learning at Roncalli, Striby teaches Christian adulthood at the school. As a result of his diligence and love for Roncalli, it is one of only five high schools in the nation to be recognized by the U.S. Department of Education for its exemplary service learning program.
He has made nearly 50 trips to the Appalachian Mountains to renovate homes and community centers with Roncalli students and has participated in more than 50 Senior Christian Awakening Retreats.
Striby and his wife of 10 years, have two children, Desiree a 2009 Roncalli graduate, and Joe, a 2012 graduate.