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Inspiring Raider & Youth of Year

Inspiring Raider & Youth of Year

Congratulations to Elvin Rosa '21, who has been named Youth of the Year at the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence and was also recognized at Central Catholic's 83rd Commencement with The Brother Vincent Dinnean, FMS, Christian Service Award.

The Brother Vincent Award is presented to the graduate who best embodies the Marist ideal of commitment to service and love for the least favored.

Elvin completed over 830 community service hours through Central Catholic and served as an inspiration to classmates, faculty, and the younger members at the Boys & Girls Club.

He was recently featured in The Eagle-Tribune:

'Elvin inspires everybody' 
Teen earns Youth of Year with 835 community service hours 

At the Boys & Girls Club, Elvin is a member of the Torch Club and the Keystone Club, which focus on character and leadership. He has also been a member of the Club's swim team.

After being named Youth of the Year for Lawrence, he also received statewide honors, being recognized as a Top Three Youth of the Year finalist.

“When I think back to all of my community service acts, it makes me realize what an impact I have made on so many lives. Knowing you have made an impact on someone else’s life - that’s the true meaning of life in my opinion.”

Students preparing to process at Mass

He also coordinated the Marist Mentors program, a partnership between Central Catholic and the Boys & Girls Club. (Read Award-Winning Marist Mentors Celebrates 10 Years in Raider News.)

Elvin has come full circle - he was mentored through this same program starting when he was seven-years old, and still keeps in touch with his mentor, Anya Housianitis '13, who helped start the Marist Mentors program.

Elvin swimming in pool

In addition to his commitment to service, Elvin is captain of the Raider Swim Team, plays volleyball, serves as a Campus Ministry Leader, and participates in Student Ambassadors, Chess Club, Student Alumni Association, and Project Recycle. He also works several jobs in his “free time.”

Elvin will study biology/pre-med at Boston University and plans to become a pediatrician.

Congratulations, Elvin - thank you for serving as an inspiration to so many! We look forward to seeing what you accomplish next.

Central Catholic High School
A College Preparatory High School of Excellence in the Marist Tradition

Founded by the Marist Brothers in the heart of Lawrence, Massachusetts in 1935, Central Catholic High School enrolls 1,200 students from over 60 cities and towns and several countries. Students come from diverse backgrounds to form a caring community of faith, learning, and service. They advance to college in overwhelming numbers (nearly 100%) and move on to successful careers and positions of leadership in government, business, industry, academia, and professions.

Central Catholic High School is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

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Mission: Central Catholic High School makes Jesus known and loved.
We educate the whole person for college and for life, with particular care for the least favored and those in need.