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The Celtic Service Award


The Celtic Service Award was founded in 2020 to honor juniors and seniors in high school who demonstrate a commitment to community service, plan to continue their education at a college, university or trade school and who have Irish heritage or a connection to the Irish community. The 2021 award application will be available on December 1, 2020. The last date to submit is February 1, 2021.

There are four Celtic Awards this year:
  • One for $2,500
  • One for $1,500
  • Two for $500


Congratulations to our 2020 Award Recipients!



Lucia Wileman - $1,000 Celtic Service Award

Lucia is a senior at Rosary High School. She lives in Naperville and has seven brothers and sisters. Her Irish heritage is a gift from her mother’s side, where her family hails from County Tyrone, Ireland. Lucia is a busy high school student who is on the swim team and serves as a Dominican Preacher at school. She volunteers with several community organizations and plans to major in Engineering next year. She has been accepted to multiple colleges and intends to continue her community service while at school. During her down time Lucia earned the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest achievement within the Girl Scouts of the USA.





Karly Keating - $500 Celtic Service Award


Karly is a junior at Benet Academy. She lives in Elmhurst and is the oldest of four children. Her grandmother comes from County Kerry. Karly is an accomplished student athlete who makes time to serve her community. She enjoys volunteering at work camps that benefit residents in underprivileged areas. She also helps to foster a love of athletics in children with disabilities through her work in Access Sports. Karly has been recruited and committed to Northwestern University for Lacrosse.



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