Holy Trinity Diocesan High School is proud to begin this New Year of 2013 commending Senior Torey McNeil of Wheatley Heights on his receipt of The President’s Volunteer Service Award. This prestigious commendation, given by President Barack Obama and his Council on Service and Civic Participation, recognizes United States citizens who have achieved over 250 hours of volunteer service in a 12 month time period.
A well respected member of the New York Military Cadets, Torey went into action after Hurricane Sandy struck on October 29, 2012 by single-handedly running a shelter on Long Island. His natural leadership skills and immense compassion for others quickly moved him up in the ranks of pertinent roles with the American Red Cross and FEMA. Torey was honored at a small ceremony on December 22, 2012 and received the award from his Military Cadet Corporal.
Torey McNeil’s guidance counselor, Ms. Joy D’Anca, was not surprised by his actions or the presentation of this award. “Torey is a true embodiment of Holy Trinity’s mission to be a living witness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ as a community of faith, hope and love in the Roman Catholic Tradition. Our entire school is proud of him.”
Holy Trinity High School is a private, co-educational Catholic high school founded in 1966 drawing students from Nassau, Suffolk and Queens counties. It has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Education Exemplary Schools Program and is nationally known for its outstanding Academics, Athletics and Performing Arts programs. For more information, visit www.holytrinityhs.org.