St. Martin of Tours honors three at annual gala

The school honored three alumnus for accomplishments in business and education.

SOURCE: ST. MARTIN OF TOURS SCHOOL

St. Martin of Tours recently held its third annual Together Towards Tomorrow gala at Leonardo Helicopter Hangar, 3050 Red Lion Road.

The honorees were Wendell Young IV (Business Leader of the Year), Brother Richard Kestler (Alumnus of the Year) and Mary Harkins (Educator of the Year).

Leading the way: St. Martin of Tours held its third annual gala. The honorees were (from left) Wendell Young IV (Business Leader of the Year), Brother Richard Kestler (Alumnus of the Year) and Mary Harkins (Educator of the Year). SOURCE: ST. MARTIN OF TOURS SCHOOL

Young is president of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1776.

Kestler was principal of West Catholic from 1973–79 and president of the school from 1999 to 2005 and 2012–16. He was president of La Salle High School from 2005–12.

Harkins was principal of Cardinal Dougherty from 1999 to 2005 and is in her 13th year as principal at Archbishop Wood.

Kestler said, “The mission of all Catholic educators is simply to touch the hearts of their students so that they might be open to the message and instructions of their Lord. Effective teachers are instruments, and Christ is the conductor of a great orchestra.” ••

PHOTOS COURTESY OF ST. MARTIN OF TOURS SCHOOL