BACS Administrator Michael Knoff (at the podium) thanking the club. Standing by is All Saints Central Middle & High School principal, John Hoving, holding the award. Also pictured is Patsy Powell
All Saints Wins Award
March 20, 2012
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By: O. J. Cunningham
BAY CITY -
Earlier this month All Saints Central Middle & High School was honored to receive the
Bay Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Club Brick Award, in recognition of the
$1.1 million building improvements that were done last summer. Funding for the project
came from supportive donors through Phase I of the Legacy of Faith campaign.
The Brick Award was developed by the Bay Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassador
Club "to recognize the contribution a business makes to the community when it
constructs, expands, or renovates its facility." Either interior or exterior improvements
that show a commitment to the Bay Area qualify a Bay County business for a Brick
Award. The improvements must have been completed "within the year prior to
nomination" to be considered for the award.
All Saints Principal, John Hoving, and Bay Area Catholic Schools Administrator,
Michael Knoff, were on hand at the Chamber's Eye Opener Breakfast Meeting held at
Bay Valley Resort on Tuesday, March 6 to receive the Brick Award.
Also in attendance
was Mary Ann Deschaine, Superintendent of Schools for the Diocese of Saginaw.
"Investing $1.1 million into All Saints Central Middle and High School shows Bay Area
Catholic Schools' and the Diocese of Saginaw's long term commitment to Catholic faith
based education in our area," stated Michael Knoff.
Building enhancements included a new heating and ventilation system, as well as new
ceilings. The project employed area contractors and was designed with environmentally
friendly building practices and materials.
Hoving said, "Improvements of this magnitude are very encouraging for the staff and
families of All Saints. They have enhanced both the facility and the atmosphere for
those who enjoy teaching and learning here."
The Legacy of Faith campaign began in June of 2008 with a feasibility study to identify
priority needs. Campaign co-chairs helped to secure generous donations for phase one
of the project with teachers and school staff being among the first to support the
The project was identified and fully funded by local benefactors within the
Bay County community. The major gifts campaign had been announced in May 2011
by the Most Rev. Joseph R. Citstone, Bishop of Saginaw.
Bay Area Catholic Schools (BACS) continue the Catholic school tradition begun here
in the 1850's, now providing 3-year-old preschool through 12
grade faith-based, solid
more than 50 people and functions as a "system" of Catholic schools. BACS students
provide thousands of hours of community service and outreach here in the Great Lakes
Bay Region and beyond.
Graduates of BACS consistently score well in standardized
testing, surpassing all area public school averages. BACS is spiritually and financially
supported by the 13 Vicariate IV parishes listed at upper left of page 1. To learn more about BACS, log onto www.bacschools.org
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O. J. Cunningham
O. J. Cunningham is the Publisher of MyBayCity.com. Cunningham previously published Sports Page & Bay City Enterprise. He is the President/CEO of OJ Advertising, Inc.
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