Congratulations to Emerson Schneider (center) who received the 2021 Patrick Francis Werszner memorial scholarship at our school's 8th grade graduation ceremony on May 21, 2021. This partial scholarship to John Carroll Catholic High School is awarded to a parish 8th grade student and it's renewable for three years. Pictured with Emerson are (l to r) Jeff Werszner (father of Patrick), Veronica and John Werszner (siblings of Patrick) and Fr. John Fallon.
The Prince of Peace Knights of Columbus established this scholarship six years ago to honor Patrick Francis Werszner who passed away at the age of 19. Patrick was a a 2010 graduate of Prince of Peace Catholic School and a 2014 graduate of John Carroll Catholic High School. At the time of his death, he was a student at UAB, a member of the POP Knights of Columbus Council 11537, and a parishioner at Prince of Peace and St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic Chapel. We wish Emerson good luck in high school as she carries on the legacy of service, strong character and faith as embodied by her scholarship's namesake. Emerson is the daughter of Toby and Julie Schneider of Hoover.