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Touchstone Leadership Awards

Recognizing excellence within the Eastside Catholic community

The Touchstone Leadership Awards presents an opportunity for Eastside Catholic to recognize outstanding community members for their achievements. In recognition of Eastside Catholic School’s 35th anniversary, this year’s Touchstone Leadership Awards Dinner honored our school’s founders who embody the touchstones of academic excellence, relationships and servant leadership.

Eastside Catholic School Touchstones

Academic Excellence
  • Pursued, at a high level, studies that foster God’s gifts of curiosity, creativity, and spirit of wonder
  • Practiced the following habits of mind: intellectual courage, humility, empathy, integrity and perseverance
  • Demonstrated mastery in writing, reading, speaking and active listening
  • Applied the principles of Catholic Social Teachings to societal structures and contemporary world problems
  • Understood and respected other faith traditions through ecumenical and inter-religious dialog
  • Examined and embraced the value of a diverse, interconnected world by understanding and appreciating the dignity and worth of all persons
  • Cultivated the exchange and the challenge of new ideas
  • Demonstrated the cultural competence necessary for functioning ethically and effectively in an increasingly complex, global society
  • Demonstrated their aesthetic and artistic sensibilities to enhance the quality and meaning of their life and showed appreciation for the richness of the human spirit
  • Demonstrated significant academic achievement in their knowledge and skills
  • Demonstrated their understanding of what it means to be a person of faith and a member of a faith community
  • Showed appreciation for the love and support of family and friends
  • Developed meaningful relationships within their community
  • Respected and showed compassion for others
  • Demonstrated a commitment to respect and support all members of the community in a way inspired by Christ’s love
Servant Leadership
  • Guided others by using the loving example of Jesus Christ
  • Positively influenced others through their example
  • Demonstrated high personal, moral, and social standards
  • Demonstrated accountability and ethical behavior
  • Accepted and embraced those with different faiths, social, ethnic and economic backgrounds
  • Developed their artistic, physical and intellectual talents
  • Demonstrated active community involvement and service
  • Is a responsible citizen who used their intellect and talent in loving service to others
  • Demonstrated a commitment to the seven principles of Catholic social teaching: Life and Dignity of the Human Person; Call to Family, Community and Participation; Rights and Responsibilities; Option for the Poor and Vulnerable; The Dignity of Work and the Rights of Workers; Solidarity (loving our neighbors); and Care for God’s Creation.