WJA Alum Receives Joyce Award
Airton Kamden (WJA ‘08, Georgetown Prep ‘12) received The Joyce Award at Georgetown Prep’s annual President’s Councilors Dinner.
An extremely high honor, The Joyce Award is given to a faculty member or student who best exemplifies Prep’s core values and ideals. Airton was cited by Headmaster Jeffrey L. Jones for his leadership qualities, his general excellence in academics and athletics, and for his commitment to extracurricular activities.
“He has an incredible work ethic and is a humble young man,” Mr. Jones said. “He is always willing to go the extra mile.”
In his speech, Airton reflected on the recent Jesuit Gridiron Classic football game between rivals Gonzaga and Georgetown Prep, which has raised $1 million for the Washington Jesuit Academy; “I especially took this to heart because I went to WJA, and I still remember being on the receiving end of this great act of generosity, and now for me to be on the giving end of this act of generosity, was truly a phenomenal experience for which I am grateful.”
And Airton is inspired by the gratitude he has for both WJA and Georgetown Prep; “It encourages me to work harder, I hope one day I can give back to the community that has given so much to me.”
Congratulations to Airton Kamden from the faculty and staff of the Washington Jesuit Academy!