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Catholic Youth Organization honors 2015 'Shining Star' recipients - Staten Island Advance

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The Staten Island Catholic Charities Catholic Youth Organization honored 43 students and three adults Saturday at its annual "Shining Stars" Awards Brunch at the Excelsior Grand in New Dorp.

Adult honorees included Stacie O'Brien, an instructional specialist for the Staten Island Catholic School Region; Sister Antonia Zuffante, the principal of St. John Villa Academy High School; and city councilman Steven Matteo.

The 43 youth recipients, who come from all classes and grade levels, were chosen as "Shining Star" Youth Award winners for the positive impact they have made on their schools and communities.

All were nominated by either their school principal or pastor.

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