Bishop's Youth Award Nomination Form for Eastern Region Dear Pastors, Parish Life Coordinators, Principals, Directors of Religious Education and Youth Ministers, Please take the time to carefully consider which students in your eighth and twelfth grade programs will best represent the spirit and intent of this award for your parish or school community. The nominations taking place in October may seem a little different than in the past. However, the awards are intended to honor those students that have been examples in their parish/school communities for many years. Once the list of students has been compiled, each Pastor/Parish Life Coordinator or Principal will receive the names of those students in his or her parish or school. We will ask you to affirm the students as active parish members. Each student will receive an email informing them of their nomination and that their Pastor/Parish Life Coordinator or Principal will be in touch with details pertaining to the Bishop’s Youth Awards Mass at their parish or school. Because of this step, please do not inform the students of the award before they receive the email announcement. Please honor the deadline for nominations: Wednesday, October 21, 2020.Nominee's Name* First Last Address* Street Address Address Line 2 City AlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareDistrict of ColumbiaFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIdahoIllinoisIndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahVermontVirginiaWashingtonWest VirginiaWisconsinWyomingArmed Forces AmericasArmed Forces EuropeArmed Forces Pacific State ZIP Code Email* Pastoral RegionGrade LevelNominator's Name* First Last PositionTownParish or Catholic School of NominatorPhoneEmail Qualifications of Nominee - Required In keeping with the pastoral vision expressed by Bishop Bambera, we seek to recognize youth contributions in areas of Word, Worship, Service and Community. The list below represents examples of activities in these four areas. Please check any of the activities for which the nominee has made significant commitments. Participation in parish religious education - volunteer in any role Participation or leader in any special devotions -- Eucharistic, rosary, particular patron saint, etc. Respect for the sanctity of life -- March for Life, prayer services, advocacy, committee activities Study of the Bible -- individual or group (beyond a required class) Parish, Regional or Diocesan Youth Ministry Summer Vacation Bible School or similar activity - volunteer Parish Summer Picnic or similar activity - volunteer "above and beyond" Parish or school altar server, lector, cantor, choir member, greeter -- any liturgical ministry in an ongoing commitment Human Services activity -- food pantry, clothing drive, helping those in need in a sustained manner Volunteer with Social Service agencies like Catholic Social Services or parish project Parish or School Community building or outreach activities -- volunteer Parish Pastoral Council representative Catholic School Leadership role -- student council, campus ministry Parish or Diocesan Retreat -- active participant and/or leader Please add something that may apply even more specifically to your nominee.