St. Mary of Gostyn School Fifth Graders Ben R. and Gretchen L. recently received the “Helping Children Grow” Award by The Grove Foundation. This achievement award recognizes a select number of fifth graders in the Downers Grove area who have demonstrated outstanding personal skills and attributes. According to the Grove Foundation, the selection committee looks for “children who don’t seek recognition while working hard every day, are of good strong character, and are willing to help others.” Ben and Gretchen received the award in a surprise ceremony at the school on Thursday, May 7, 2015. Pictured (left to right) are Grove Foundation Board Member Bruce Swanson, SMG Fifth Grader Ben R.. Grove Foundation President Lois Kopis, SMG Fifth Grader Gretchen L. and Grove Foundation Board Member Walt Sandine.
Photographer's Name: Cheryl Basile
Photographer's City and State: Downers Grove, IL