Montini Catholic senior, James Musil was presented with the Outstanding Service Award from Loyola Stritch Medical School on October 6th. He was given this honor in recognition of his outstanding service with the Stritch Junior Service League.
Stritch Junior Service League members take part in organized community service projects from mid-June to early August. These serve as opportunities to put into practice Loyola’s Jesuit, Catholic mission of care and concern for others. Participants are honored for their volunteer service at the Stritch School of Medicine Annual Awards Dinner, Chicago’s longest running black-tie gala. The dinner supports medical student scholarships at the Stritch School of Medicine. The evening is a celebration of service among Stritch Students, Health Professionals and members of the Loyola family.
"We volunteer at a lot of different places," said James, whose sister, Whitney '05, was also involved during her high school years at Montini Catholic. "We work at soup kitchens, the Ronald McDonald House, Misericordia, and I also volunteered at a dance studio in Maywood." He is honored to be a part of the league due, in part, to a special connection he feels toward Loyola. "Dr. Gerard Aranha saved my grandpa's life 20 years ago. I owe them so much."
James is the son of Don and Julia Musil; They attend Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish (Melrose Park).