Through the generosity of the Donahue Family Foundation of Pittsburgh, the Golden Apple Award honors outstanding individuals who teach or are an administrator in Catholic schools. The diocese recognizes and deeply appreciates the unique charge these teachers and administrator have to the development of each student. Their selection, from a field of many outstanding educators in the Catholic schools, is a recognition of the commitment and witness of all the Catholic school teachers and administrators throughout the diocese.

Mrs. Lori Crofford, Associate Superintendent for the Diocese of Youngstown, visited Ursuline High School on March 22 to present two Golden Apple Awards. Mr. Matthew Sammartino, Ursuline Principal, and Mrs. Paulina Montaldo, Ursuline Spanish Teacher, were awarded this top honor. Mr. Samm and Senora Montaldo’s dedication to our students and school is admirable and felt by all.  They will be honored at a prayer service in May for their service. Congratulations!

Photo ID: Mr. Sammartino, Mrs. Crofford, Mrs. Montaldo