Feb 1, 2013

St. Stanislaus School presents annual Cyman award



(Photo courtesy of St. Stanislaus School)

Staff report

CHICOPEE – During this week’s celebration of Catholic Schools Week, the St. Stanislaus School and parish community presented its annual Father Lawrence Cyman Award to junior high teacher Susan Bousquet and parishioner Bob Buckley.

The award is presented to an individual or individuals who have made a significant contribution to Catholic education at St. Stanislaus School. A written statement from the school states that this year’s recipients “give a positive example of commitment, Christian values, and service, giving witness to their faith in all aspects of their lives.”

Bousquet is a graduate of St. Stanislaus School and a parishioner of St. Stanislaus Bishop and Martyr Basilica Parish, where she serves as a lector and eucharistic minister. Her three children attended St. Stanislaus School. She has taught at the school for 13 years and also serves as performing arts director, Student Council moderator, and Recycle Day volunteer. In addition, she is the coordinator of the annual presentation of the Living Stations of the Cross.

Buckley is a parishioner and a supporter and benefactor of the parish, the school and the youth activities of the parish. He is active as a lector and has been an active parish council member for many years. He has assisted with organizing the parish council booth at the bazaar, is a parish photographer and has worked to organize and prepare the Divine Mercy Sunday service for several years. He is a participant at the devotions in the parish, such as the Lenten evenings of reflection, and assists with writing names in the book for the All Souls service each year.

“These recipients are truly remarkable individuals who share their gifts and talents for the good of others,” the school’s statement reads. “They are sincerely caring people who genuinely want to be of service to their neighbors, especially children.

“Together, these individuals have given many years of service to St. Stanislaus School and parish community. They have personally touched the lives of many adults and children.”