Foun­da­tion to give awards

Owen J. Roberts Ed­u­ca­tion Foun­da­tion will present an­nual awards for distin­guished alumni and com­mu­nity ser­vice

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - LOCAL NEWS - By Marian Den­nis mden­nis@21st-cen­tu­ry­ @Mar­i­anDen­nis1 on Twit­ter

SOUTH COVEN­TRY >> The Owen J. Roberts Ed­u­ca­tion Foun­da­tion will be hon­or­ing new in­ductees to their Wall of Fame.

On Fri­day, the Owen J. Roberts Ed­u­ca­tion Foun­da­tion will present an­nual awards for distin­guished alumni and com­mu­nity ser­vice. This year’s distin­guished alumni award will be given to U.S. Rep. Ryan Costello, R-6, of West Goshen. The award is given to an Owen J. Roberts High School grad­u­ate who en­hances the qual­ity of life by pre­serv­ing, pro­mot­ing and car­ry­ing out pos­i­tive and quan­tifi­able tra­di­tional val­ues and traits.

Ac­cord­ing to Owen J. Roberts School District, Costello will re­ceive the award for his distin­guished po­lit­i­cal ca­reer. Early on, Costello ran for mem­ber­ship on the East Vin­cent Board of Su­per­vi­sors and made a goal of vis­it­ing each per­son in the town­ship. Costello also served on the Ch­ester County Board of Com­mis­sion­ers. Be­fore run­ning for Congress, he also had an ex­ten­sive vol­un­teer re­sume serv­ing on many boards and vol­un­teer­ing for or­ga­ni­za­tions to bet­ter the com­mu­nity. He also fre­quently vis­its the school to help stu­dents un­der­stand govern­ment and their role in be­ing in­formed cit­i­zens. Costello is run­ning for re-elec­tion this Novem­ber against Wil­lis­town Demo­crat Mike Par­rish.

Com­mu­nity ser­vice awards will also be given to three re­cip­i­ents on Fri­day. The awards will be given to three res­i­dents, Carol

Gil­li­gan, Kathy Storti and Ginny Wade, for their work with Coven­try Food Pantry. All three women have helped res­i­dents in the Owen J. Roberts School District by work­ing to raise aware­ness for hunger and cre­at­ing part­ner­ships

with the school district, area reli­gious or­ga­ni­za­tions and ser­vice or­ga­ni­za­tions. They have helped launch pro­grams, in­clud­ing OJR Make a Dif­fer­ence Day, the Back Pack Pro­gram, USPS Canned Drive, Feel the Warmth and In Ian’s Boots.

The award pre­sen­ta­tion will be­gin at 6:30 p.m. Fri­day on Henry Ber­nat Field at Wild­cat Sta­dium.

U.S. Rep. Ryan Costello

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