Nominees sought for MCS’ AlumKnight of the Year


Mount Carmel School is now accepting nominations for its annual AlumKnight of the Year award.

A few years ago, the school revised its annual Distinguished Graduate Award to be more inclusive for more AlumKnights, or alumni of the school.  Renamed the AlumKnight of the Year, nominations for the prestigious award are open to AlumKnights who spent at least four consecutive years at the school.

School president Galvin Deleon Guerrero said this change helps the school honor many AlumKnights who, for legitimate reasons, had to transfer to other schools.  

“In some cases, AlumKnights spent over a decade at the school but had to transfer before graduation for family emergencies.  Those AlumKnights, however, are still very loyal to their alma mater,” he said. “We have this saying:  Once a Knight, always a Knight.  Changing the award in this way made that saying more meaningful to the entire AlumKnight family.”

Each and every year since 1998, Mount Carmel School has granted the award to individuals who have distinguished themselves as leaders in business, government, and the community and who represent the schoolʼs trademark values of faith, excellence, and success. 

The 2018 AlumKnight of the Year will be recognized, along with the AlumKnight Class of the Year, at the annual Knight with the Knights fundraising banquet, which will be the concluding event for Catholic Schools Week 2018. Tickets for the Night with the Knights are $50 each and can be purchased at the school’s business office or from AlumKnights. For more information, call 234-6184 or email Priscilla Dela Cruz at

All members of the community are invited to submit nominations for AlumKnight of the Year.  The school’s leadership team will screen nominees and select an awardee. The deadline for nominations is Friday, Jan. 19. 

To submit a nomination, or for more information, email the school’s director of institutional development, John Blanco, at, or Deleon Guerrero at

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