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4 named distinguished alumni of Greensburg Central Catholic

Stephen Huba
| Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, 4:30 p.m.
Democrat Bibiana Boerio of Unity.
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Democrat Bibiana Boerio of Unity.
Kevin Kacvinsky.
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Kevin Kacvinsky.
Will Merchant.
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Will Merchant.
Joanna Stillwagon.
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Joanna Stillwagon.

Four graduates of Greensburg Central Catholic High School will be honored Feb. 23 at the 22nd annual Distinguished Centurion Awards and Auction.

Bibiana Boerio, Kevin Kacvinsky, Will Merchant and Joanna (Pietropaoli) Stillwagon will be recognized for their contributions to their community, workplace and school and for “providing a positive model for today's GCC students,” a statement from the Diocese of Greensburg said.

The event will be held at 6 p.m. Feb. 23 at Stratigos Banquet Centre, North Huntingdon.

Boerio (class of 1971) worked for the Ford Motor Co. for more than 30 years, retiring in 2007 as managing director of Jaguar Cars Ltd.

Later, she became chief of staff for U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak and interim president of Seton Hill University, Greensburg, her alma mater. She currently serves on several nonprofit organizations and is chairwoman of the GCC Advisory Council.

A parishioner of St. Vincent Basilica Parish, Latrobe, “she has used her GCC education throughout her life – from the French class that enabled her to speak with clients in France to the strong writing skills she utilized in business reports,” the diocese said.

Kacvinsky (class of 2005) owns a financial consulting company, Mission by Design, and still operates the nonprofit organization, Missions of Hope, that he started while a student at GCC.

“He has served as a missionary in Brazil and China and attributes his life's work to the time he spent at GCC, where he did a mission trip to Kentucky,” the diocese said.

He lives in San Diego.

Merchant (class of 2003) is head of the religion department at GCC and volunteers at his parish, Blessed Sacrament Cathedral Parish, Greensburg.

A recipient of the young alumnus award, Merchant pursued a financially successful career after college but said his greatest accomplishment has been finding his way back to GCC as a teacher.

Stillwagon (class of 1965) worked as an art teacher in the Ligonier Valley School District before retiring.

“Although art classes were not offered when she attended GCC, teachers allowed her to use her talents around school on bulletin boards and decorating for dances,” the diocese said. “She has continued to assist GCC, organizing class reunions and the school's anniversary event, and supporting renovation projects.”

The awards banquet is a fundraiser for the school and includes not only dinner, but also basket raffles and live and silent auctions. Tickets are $70 and are on sale until Feb. 16. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

For tickets, go to www.gcchs.org . For ad and sponsorship information, email Mallory Reese at mreese@gcchs.org .

Stephen Huba is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-850-1280, shuba@tribweb.com or via Twitter @shuba_trib.

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