C. William Nalley Citizenship Award
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Matthew Palka 2017
Rachel Jezek 2009
Anderson Burke
2018
Brian Ferrero 2016

Laelah Morris 2015

Nicholas James Thompson 2011
Nicholas Sebastion Pe
Tracy Hardos 2007
Brad Clements 2004

​​          Good Evening, I'm _______of the Knights of Columbus, Archbishop Neale Council No. 2279 in La Plata, Maryland.​​

          It is indeed a pleasure for me, this evening, to make the C. William Nalley Citizenship Award presentation recognizing a member of this year's graduating class who has demonstrated the qualities of scholarship, service, leadership, and Christian character. Many of you present this evening are familiar with the Knights of Columbus and our various services, fundraising projects, and activities that take place in the local area. St. James, the Apostle, once said "Faith without works is dead." Today the saying could be "Practice what you preach" or "Put your money where your mouth is." All three versions stress that unless a person is willing to backup his or her belief with concrete action, they are on the wrong side of the credibility gap.

          William Nalley, after which this citizenship award is named, was a member of the first graduating class of Sacred Heart High School, now known as Archbishop Neale School. He exhibited a great deal of balance in his life - balance as it related to his career, his family, his church, and his community. He was a very active parishioner in St. Ignatius Church, Chapel Point. He served as the Grand Knight of Neale council and he also served as the District Deputy of the southern Maryland councils. Most of all he was concerned about youth, the under-privileged, the poor, the sick and the aged. He stood second to none in his commitment and involvement with youth, continually stressing the need for scholarship, service, leadership and Christian character. 

          Our recipient this evening, in the eyes of the faculty, has consistently shown a spirit of loyalty and maturity in daily interactions with classmates and family.

          The C. William Nalley Citizenship Award for the ____________school year along with a _$150.00 check is awarded to __________________.
On Wednesday, 1 June, at the Archbishop Neale School 8th Grade Graduation at Sacred Heart Church, the C. William Nalley Citizenship Award was presented to Brian Ferrero, along with a check for $150. Brian has demonstrated the qualities of scholarship, service, leadership, and Christian character.

The award is given to the student who has, "in the eyes of the faculty" consistently shown a spirit of loyalty and maturity in daily interactions with classmates and family.

Congratulations Brian!
Brother knight Andrew Havrilla presents the 2015 C. Wiilliam Nalley Citizenship Award to Archbishop Neale School graduating student Laelah Morris.
​​Grand Knight Mark Shutters and Nicholas Sebastian Pe selected by Archbishop Neale School faculty for "consistently showing a spirit of loyalty and maturity in daily interaction with classmates and family.  Grand Knight Shutters presented Nicholas with a Knights of Columbus, Archbishop Neale Council plaque and a $150.00 check.
Congratulations Nicholas!​​
​​          "Ryan, thank you so much to the Knights of Columbus for their honorable award knowing that Mr. Nalley was an active member of St. Ignatius being an altar server there for 5 years has more meaning.

Nicholas has always loved going to shcool and he has always loved being involved in activities associated with school and church, so this is more thrilling than you know, that his work of God was noticed.

Thanks again. "
 Hoover and Nancy Thompson
Grand Knight Ryan Mudd presents award to Nicholas James Thompson on June  6, 2011.
Greg Cross, past grand knight of our council and former district 12 deputy, presents the award to Brad Clements at the graduation ceremony at Sacred Heart Church in June 2004.
Alan Bowie, a member of the Knights of Columbus, Archbishop Neale Council, No. 2279 and a graduate of Archbishop Neale School, presents the award to Tracy Elizabeth Hardos at the graduation ceremony at Sacred Heart Church on 4 June 2007.
Keith Vogel, Grand Knight, presents Rachel Anne Jezek with the Award on 4 June 2009 at Sacred Heart Church.
Deputy Grand Knight James Hojnowski presents the C. William Nalley Citizenship Award  and a check for $150.00 to Matthew Scott Palka on Thursday, 1 June 2017. Congratulations Matthew!
Grand Knight James Hojnowski presents the C. William Nalley Citizenship Award  and a check for $150.00 to Anderson Marcom Burke on Wednesday 30  May 2018 during the graduation ceremony at Sacred Heart Church. Congratulations Anderson!