Catholic agency to honor at-risk achievers

Written by Ann Rodgers on .

We've all seen cars with the bumper stickers that say "My child is an honor student at Such-and-Such School." 

But what about the kids from families that can't or won't brag about them? Those from homes troubled enough to bring them to the attention of social services, the courts or even into foster care? Is there a "My foster child is an honor student" sticker?

Maybe not. But there is an awards banquet in honor of more than 50 children from at-risk homes. Auberle, a Catholic social service agency for troubled children and families, will hold its 26th annual All Star Banquet on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 6 p.m. in Stratigos Banquet Center, North Huntington.

Representatives of the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh will join the Auberle staff in presenting the awards to children who are have shown themselves worthy of honor in school, the arts, vocational fields, atheletics, citizenship, good behavior and other areas. Tickets cost $35, and the agency is also collecting $35 donations to cover the cost of a child's attendance at the event. To find out more, visit the Web site or contact Jill Olds at 412-673-5856 x1316 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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