Wahlert Catholic High School senior Lilah Takes has been selected as a 2023 recipient of the Youth Virtues, Valor and Vision Award from the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) for selfless service, determination, innovation and ideals that are changing the world. She was recognized for her special commitment to food security efforts in Dubuque.
Takes was chosen from more than 1.6 million Catholic school students across the country and was presented with the prestigious NCEA crystal flame and a Chromebook from Archangel Education + Technology as part of National Catholic Schools Week, celebrated Jan. 29–Feb. 4 this year. She was nominated for the award by Wahlert Catholic High School Principal Mariah Reeves.