February Community Award Winners


Kasem Minzey

We ended off February with our community awards at Mass – as Mr. Kennedy recognized Alexis Ponsler, Carmelo Russo, and Mr. Bill Flesh.

Alexis Ponsler is described as loyal, compassionate, positive and genuine by all the students and teachers. From her time at Saint Joseph High School, Ponsler has helped serve St. Joe by volunteering with Pet Refuge and helping family friends with child care and pet care. As far as education goes, in the classroom, she is known to work diligently and will always produce her best work. She is often looked up to as resilient and admirable for her ability to overcome obstacles and adversity. Our Female Community Award Winner for the month of February is Alexis Ponsler.

Carmelo Russo is known as welcoming, friendly, positive, humble, and a leader. Russo has helped serve St. Joe by doing service work with Holts Heros, The Foodbank, and the Ronald McDonald House. He is an outstanding peer mentor who consistently checks in with his freshmen and even tutors them. Russo is involved with peer mentors, National Honor Society, Mock Trial, SECO, Student Government, and Spanish Club. As if that is not enough, Russo is a captain of both the Cross Country and Track Teams. Our Male Community Award winner for February is Carmelo Russo.

Mr. Flesh is knowingly described as friendly, thoughtful, caring, positive, kind, and patient. He makes kids feel welcomed when he enters his classroom and feel safe while entering his environment. He received a Bachelor’s Degree from IUSB and a Master’s in Education From Notre Dame.  Mr. Flesh is in his 21st year teaching in the Diocese and 14th year at Saint Joe as part of the social studies department.  Our Faculty & Staff Community Award winner for February is Mr. Bill Flesh.

Congratulations to Alexis, Carmelo, and Mr. Flesh for their accomplishments.