St. Catherine’s Academy, an all boys Catholic School with a military tradition received the Anaheim Beautiful Award at the Demin & Diamonds 45th Anniversary Gala on Wednesday, June 1, 2016. The event, held at the Colony House of Anaheim, gathered more than 200 Anaheim residents, business owners and workers. The prestigious award is presented to recognize the efforts of home and business owners who enhance and beautify properties. Entries are judged by overall appearance of landscape and hardscape, screening of utilities, maintenance of structure and general effect on the neighborhood.
Anaheim Beautiful was organized in 1970 by founding President Thelma Jordan. It is an all-volunteer non-profit organization. St. Catherine’s was proud to receive the award as it celebrates more than 127 years of existence. St. Catherine’s Academy’s 9-acre campus is home to both local and international students ranging from 4-14 years old. It is the only Catholic school with military tradition in the entire country and oldest elementary school in Orange County.
The mission of Anaheim Beautiful is to initiate, encourage, promote and actively participate to preserve and enhance the beauty of Anaheim. “It is a true honor to receive this award on behalf of St. Catherine’s Academy and the Dominican Sisters,” said Sister Johnellen Turner, OP, Administrator/Principal of St. Catherine’s Academy. Sister Johnellen was also asked to do the invocation for the evening and the Catherine’s Academy’s color guard presented the colors at the event.