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Alumni Recognized for Philanthropic Leadership

There are multiple organizations for young women advancing the concept of community service. In Yorba Linda recently, a service organization designed to instill community responsibility in young men gathered at the Yorba Linda Country Club for its fourth annual awards dinner honoring local teenagers. 

The Yorba Linda Chapter of the National League of Young Men, founded in 2012 to cultivate leadership, service, culture and protocol opportunities for young men in their surrounding communities, while also offering an opportunity to strengthen the mother-son relationship among the members and their mothers, recognized the young men who belong to the organization for their philanthropic endeavors at the group’s Compass Dinner on May 15.  Nine St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School Alumni were among those honored at the event.

Select recognition was paid to Andrew Shyne, a senior at Servite High School who graduated from St. Francis in 2012.  Shyne was the recipient of the prestigious Anchor Award for completing the most hours of philanthropic service.  He contributed 300.2 hours between May 1, 2015 and April 30, 2016.  He also received the Gold Level President’s Volunteer Service Award from the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation.

Others deserving praise for their volunteerism include Admiral Award recipient Logan Armijo (SFA ’15), Captain Award winners Brandon Leo (SFA ’15) and Sean Lugo (SFA ’15), Commander Award honoree, Brandon Box (SFA ’12), Lieutenant Award recipient Brian Abrahamson (SFA ’15), Ensign Award winners Ryan Kiely (SFA ’14) and Chase Coleman (SFA ’15), and Participant Award recipient Tommy Kniefl (SFA ’15).

National League of Young Men (NLYM) is a non-profit organization for young men in grades 9-12.  The structured program for mothers and their sons promotes the development of young men into community leaders through leadership involvement, charitable and community service, cultural experiences and protocol education. For more information on the Yorba Linda Chapter of National League of Young Men visit