Four students receive scholarships from Basilica’s Ancient Order of Hibernians

Four students have received scholarships from the Basilica of Saint Mary’s Ancient Order of Hibernians.

The Old Town Alexandria, Herbert-Cady Division, of the Ancient Order of Hibernians presented $500 scholarships and certificates to two eighth grade students at the Basilica School of Saint Mary and two eleventh grade students at Bishop Ireton High School who exemplified the AOH motto: Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity. Basilica School of Saint Mary recipients Matthew Antonio and Maria Mate received their awards during their graduation ceremony. Bishop Ireton recipients Mary Kate Mull and Christopher Johnson received their awards from Bishop Ireton Chaplain Fr. Noah Morey and Basilica of Saint Mary Rector, Bishop Ireton Board of Governors Member, and AOH Chaplain Fr. Edward Hathaway.

These students were nominated by their schools for being role models for other students, demonstrating strong leadership skills and participating in various community service clubs/activities.

The Ancient Order of Hibernians is America’s oldest Irish Catholic Fraternal Organization. It was founded in 1836. The Old Town Alexandria, Herbert-Cady Division, was established in 2011.

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