LHS student awarded Human Relations Award
Posted Thursday, May 26, 2016
Loveland High School (LHS) salutes Junior Katie McElveen who was awarded the Simon Lazarus, Jr., Human Relations Award by the American Jewish Committee (AJC) Tuesday, May 17, at Rockdale Temple in Amberley Village. McElveen was one of two students selected out of 52 nominations by 35 high schools for her establishment of and work with Windows of Hope – an organization that uses student-artists to create windows depicting scenes of hope for families of children with serious medical issues. McElveen began the project in Cincinnati, and it has since spread into other cities including Columbus, Dayton, Indianapolis, Lexington and Nashville.
“We are so proud of Katie and all that she has accomplished during her tenure at Loveland High School,” said LHS Principal Peggy Johnson. “Her work with Windows of Hope is truly amazing and inspiring; she has made our Loveland community a better place to live – and we can’t wait to see what her future holds.”
The Simon Lazarus, Jr., Human Relations Award is presented to student volunteers of all faiths who have demonstrated a passion for making our community a better place in which to live. The award is named for an accomplished leader of the AJC, Simon Lazarus, Jr., who was president of the Cincinnati region from 1951-1953, and a member of the National Board of Governors.
Photo caption: Michael Battle, D.Min Executive Vice President/Provost, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, presented LHS Junior Katie McElveen with the Simon Lazarus, Jr., Human Relations Award by the American Jewish Committee Tuesday, May 17.