Padua Franciscan High School received the City of Parma’s Citizen of the Month award for December 2015. One-hundred-fifty of our students made a difference in the community by raking leaves at 50 homes in Parma on All Saints Day (Sunday, November 1, 2015). Many also spent hours volunteering at local hospitals, nursing homes and hunger centers. Parma Law Director Tim Dobeck and Assistant Building Commissioner Don Graves nominated us. Parma Mayor Tim DeGeeter and Councilman Allan Divis (a father of four Padua alumni) presented a plaque to Principal David Stec ’86, Assistant Campus Minister/Teacher Bob DiRocco and President Fr. Allan DaCorte at a recent city council meeting.
All 750 of our students are committed to serving the community, just like our patron saint, St. Francis of Assisi. At Padua, students learn that actions are a reflection of faith. Community service is part of our curriculum, but by the time our students graduate, it’s part of their DNA.