The students at Elk County Catholic High School always seem to be involved with something, whether collecting canned food for the Christian Food Bank or traveling to the Dominican Republic for a week-long mission trip. While members of the community are well aware of the students' efforts to assist others, the school is now getting some national recognition after a video of its ECHO (Elk Catholic Helping Others) program was selected as one of five honorees in the 2011-2012 Charity and Social Service Honors program held by the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.
ECHO was created as the blanket category for all of the service projects that are participated in by members of the school.
Fr. Ross Miceli, campus minister at ECC, acted as an advisor for seniors Sara Kucenski and Jon Leuschel as they created the video several months ago, and explained that the results were finally released last week.