Student Spotlight: Katie Amann '18 Schultheis Award Winner

Fr. Henry Schultheis, S.J. was the Provincial of the Society of Jesus at the time Jesuit High School was founded. The award is voted upon by a panel of faculty and students, who select the student who represents one of the most significant values Jesuit hopes to instill in its graduates: generous service to others—what we call being "a person for others."

This year's Henry Schultheis award recipient is Katie Amann '18 whose journey has been marked by both success in the classroom and willingness to serve in our community. She completed her required service on a Courts for Kids immersion trip to the Dominican Republic. She went to Washington, D.C. as part of the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice during her junior year as a participant and senior year as a student leader. There, she advocated for more just policies on issues such as immigration, the environment, and the criminal justice system.

Katie has also been involved in service at Providence Child Center for Medically Fragile Children. She served as a member of student government and a student leader who helped facilitate the "Walk a Mile in My Shoes" refugee camp simulation. This year, she was part of the Senior Pilgrimage Team and was a small group leader on an Encounter.

She is talented and driven, yet remains humble and composed. Her presence puts others around her at ease. She leads by example and does not search for the spotlight. She is willing to step up to challenges and always follows through. Katie will continue her studies this fall at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.

We are so proud of Katie Amann for living out the Jesuit mission in such exemplary style. Congratulations, Katie!