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St. Jude is proud to announce Mrs. Deborah Hudak as this year's Light of Learning award recipient. Debbie has been the counselor at St. Jude since 2007. She has previously shared time at St. Joseph Grade School, St. Monica, and (currently) Holy Cross Grade School. Debbie is in her 27th year with the Diocese and had served in some of our schools in a contracted role for several years prior to that. She has supported the social and emotional needs of our students, parents, and teachers through innumerable large and small challenges and crises. She provides important and evolving instruction to students in areas as broad as personal and physical safety, gossip and peer pressure, drugs and social media. She is a certified school safety officer. She is a visible and faith-filled presence to our students at Mass and in her witness in classroom instruction. She will be recognized at the You Can Lend a Hand "Light of Learning" luncheon on Thursday, January 30. Congratulations Debbie!