Shawnee student awarded Ad Altare Dei medal

SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP — Shawnee High School student and Eagle Scout, Kurt Swygart, was awarded the Ad Altare Dei religious medal, an award symbolizing a scout’s Christian awareness, during the St. Charles Scout Sunday mass Feb. 4.

To earn the award, Swygart studied and compared the values of scouting with the seven sacraments of the Catholic faith, performed community service and travelled to the Our Lady of Consolation Basilica and National Shrine in Carey for a retreat.

His religious emblems counselor was St. Charles parishioner Jose’ Delgado.