Best of the Week 2021-2022: Holy Cross Values


On Thursday morning, the St. Ed's Community celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This annual service provides our community with time to pray, reflect, and honor an individual deserving of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Award. This year's service included musical performances from Minister Tommie Harris and Lacretia Bolden with readings, poems, and reflections presented by Royal Eddie '13, Assistant Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion for Student Transitions & Success, Business & Entrepreneurship teacher Matt Harris, Jeremiah Ratcliff '22, Zyion Freer-Brown '22, Jehiel Knight '23, Ian Fairfield '22, Thomas Hoffman '22, Jair Knight '22, Tory Williams '22, Jay Cottrell '23, and William Plavan-Masters '23.

The St. Edward High School Martin Luther King, Jr. Award is awarded annually in recognition of an individual whose work or activities help spread the message of non-violence, love and human dignity throughout our community. This year's Martin Luther King, Jr. Award was granted to Br. Robert Lavelle, C.S.C. '58. For years, Br. Robert has been a leader who lives his life each day, guided by his own dedication to the Holy Cross charisms, to make the world more humane and just and to inspire others around him to do the same. Each day, Br. Robert strives to use his gift for the purpose of the common good and making that real for everyone. One of his goals is for our young people to understand that their gifts are not meant for them alone, but they are meant to be shared and used to make a difference in the world. Whether it is serving the homeless in Cleveland, gaining the support of others in gathering needed resources, fulfilling needs, or volunteering for two months with the opening of Saint Brother Andre Senior High School in Ghana West Africa, Br. Robert's helpful hands never tire. Br. Robert has exemplified this commitment to the legacy of Dr. King and St. Edward High School is honored to award him with this year's Martin Luther King, Jr. Award.