Catholic Value – Humility

Kinder A

Mother Theresa once said, “Humility is the mother of all virtues; purity, charity, and obedience. It is in being humble that our love becomes real, devoted and ardent.” This student truly exemplifies humility. He works hard in class but never boasts about his achievements. He finds friendship by being courteous and respectful towards others. Regardless of how well he does or how great of an accomplishment he always acts gracefully never expecting anything in return. We are proud to have him in our class family. This student is Parsa Sbabani.


Kinder B

The picture of humility in the Bible is one of a strong person who loves others and puts God’s works to use in their daily lives. The student selected by the kinder B class family embodies humility on a daily basis. She is always helping others while maintaining a strong sense of character and faith in God. She is always adding her positive energy and kind spirit to all she does! She is truly blessed with a beautiful peace of mind that allows her to display humility at all times. She has a very honest and trustworthy soul. For all these reasons and more the Kinder B class family is happy to present Isabella Schoenholtz as this month’s Catholic Value winner.

1st Grade A

“Clothe yourselves with humility towards one another, because God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” (1 Peter 5:5) Since the moment she first walked in the door of our classroom, this young lady showed a genuine concern towards others and their wellbeing. Everything she does, she does with love towards others. She always treats her classmates with a compassionate heart and kindness. These characteristics are present when she helps her friends with classwork or anything else. First grade A is blessed to have Mariana Yunis as part of our class family!

1st Grade B

This person is an excellent example of what it means to have humility. She is always looking for ways to help others, even if it means putting herself to the side. It takes a special person to do this every day naturally. I am so happy and proud to have this student in our class family. Our Catholic Value award for humility goes to Andrea Rivero.

2nd Grade

Ephesians 4 verse 2 reads: Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.  Jesus has taught us to help and put one another before ourselves.  It takes a great deal of patience to perform this task day in and day out.  This 2nd grader demonstrates humility the minute she walks through the door.  She guides and leads others when they are stuck or in need of help.  Most importantly, she does it without complaining or being asked. This is a true example of one of God’s children.  We are so blessed to have her as part of our class family.  The 2nd grade class would like to congratulate Mena Griego.

3rd Grade

This student demonstrates true humility to our class family.  Her ability to empathize with her peers and exhibit excellent listening skills makes her a great friend and student.  Her empathy for others makes her a wonderful addition to this class. The third grade Catholic Value recipient for this month is Sofia Lis Lopez.

4th Grade A

Humility is about being modest, respectful and putting others before yourself. It is about gratitude and good sportsmanship. It is about being able to apologize to others even if you are just slightly in the wrong. It is also about listening and being open to learning from others. Although we have not been in school for very long, this month’s Catholic Value recipient has exemplified humility through his actions every day. This student’s sincere and kind heart has been noticed by not only his classmates, but by anyone he interacts with. His ability to put others before himself so easily and without a second thought is both beautiful and admirable. This student’s warm and charismatic personality puts a smile on our faces every day. For these reasons and more, 4A is proud to present this month’s Catholic Value award to Peter Pizzorni.

4th Grade B

“He who is greatest among you shall be your servant; whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted” (Matthew 23:11-12) Humility is the most basic of all Catholic virtues.  Humility is the quality of being humble and means putting the needs of another person before your own, and thinking of others before yourself. It also means not drawing attention to yourself, and acknowledging that you are not always right.    This student is who he is and does not try to be someone that he is not.  He is kind and respects and accepts those around him.  It is a delight to work and interact with this humble student. He makes great friends and knows how to say “thank you”, “please”.  In addition, he knows when to deliver a well-timed and sincere apology. He recognizes the great qualities that he has, but doesn’t boast about them.  He accepts credit where credit is due instead of acting like it was no big deal. He does not compare himself to others.  He does not think less of himself, but he thinks of himself less.  It is with great honor that 4B nominates Jaycob Pina as this month’s Catholic Value recipient.

5th Grade

People often wonder what humility means.  In the Bible, humility or humbleness is putting God and other people ahead of your own selfish interests.  This 5th grade student always puts others before herself.  Her classmates say that she is caring, loving, and always lends a helping hand.  She is the last student to leave lunch every day because she is helping Vicente pick up any mess left by all the classes.  She always lends a helping hand to her fellow classmates, either by helping them with assignments or just by giving a hug when someone is feeling down.  The 5th grade class is happy to acknowledged Valentina Azcarate for her astounding compassion towards everyone.

6th Grade

A humble person is one that recognizes the value of each person, while also embracing their own qualities in a helpful and non-threatening way. This is a person that makes others feel valued because of her gentle and loving demeanor. This student leaves a lasting impression on all those she comes in contact with. For this reason the 6th grade class would like to award Eva Luna Jacques with this month’s Catholic Value Award.

7th Grade

This student has been described as selfless by her class family. She is always willing to help others with a smile on her face. She never boasts about herself or her accomplishments and is consistently dedicated to her work and helping others. This is why our 7th grade class family is proud to present Jocelyn Calera as our Catholic values winner.

8th Grade

Saint Theresa of Calcutta once said, “If you are humble nothing will touch you, neither praise nor disgrace, because you know what you are.”  This student demonstrates the value of humility by honoring others before himself. He is a very humble and simple student who is always looking out for the needs of others. When he excels academically, he shows contentment by humbly assisting those around him. This student is a role model and an absolute pleasure to have in class. Our class family is delighted to present Lucas Hurley with this month’s Catholic Value award.