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Lion Leader Program Receives National Recognition
January 23rd, 2013


St. Pius X Catholic High School is pleased to announce that the Lion Leader Program was recently designated as a Certified Peer Program by the National Association of Peer Program Professionals (NAPPP). St. Pius X is the first private school in Georgia, and just the second Catholic school in the United States, to receive this designation.

The Lion Leader Program was started seven years ago to create a positive high school experience for incoming students by fostering relationships with selected senior leaders of St. Pius X. Lion Leaders are senior students who applied and were selected by the Lion Leader Advisory Board to participate in the program. They are outgoing individuals, who model Catholic virtues including honesty, integrity and a sense of community.

"Although their main responsibility is to help the freshmen adjust to their first year at St. Pius X, Lion Leaders have also had a positive influence on the rest of the school community. As senior leaders, they take pride in passing on St. Pius X's traditions and values to the newest Golden Lions. But more importantly, as mentors to the freshmen, they exemplify one of the best aspects of St. Pius X… That we truly are a family," said Sue Reynolds, Lion Leader Program Coordinator and Certified Peer Program Educator.

The St. Pius X Lion Leader Program, which submitted an extensive application detailing its adherence to the Programmatic Standards and Ethics of NAPPP, will be highlighted in an upcoming issue of the NAPPP newsletter. In addition, the Lion Leaders will be featured as a model program on the organization’s Web site.

NAPPP, according to its Web site, is a non-profit, professional organization dedicated to promoting excellence in peer programs.

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