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Students honored with Eagle of the Cross Award

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - Area students were honored for their outstanding achievements Thursday evening.

30 teens received the Eagle of the Cross Award at Mount Carmel Parish in Youngstown.

The award was created by the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry.

It is given to high school juniors and seniors who exemplify Christian leadership within their schools and communities.

"The award is called the Eagle of the Cross Award and it symbolizes the eagle standing for strength and the American Eagle. The cross standing for the cross of Jesus Christ blending those together. The strength that they bring ... the strength of character that they bring to being of service to other people in need," said Bishop George Murry.

The award is presented annually to teens in the six counties within the Diocese of Youngstown.

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