West Haven — Two Notre Dame of West Haven students, Angel Chavez ‘17 and Cody Markey ‘17, were honored recently by the group Westies Cares at their annual banquet on Monday, March 27, 2017, at The Cielo Ballroom.
Both students received scholarships from the group based on their academic success and commitment to volunteering within the city of West Haven. Both will graduate from Notre Dame on Sunday, May 28, 2017, and are awaiting final decisions from the colleges they have applied to before selecting a destination for the fall.
“It is gratifying to see students like Angel and Cody recognized for what they accomplished in the classroom and for their interests and activities outside of Notre Dame,” said President Robert F. Curis. “Both are outstanding young men who have represented themselves and Notre Dame very well. We know they will continue to do great things as they move into the next chapter of their lives.”
Angel Chavez ‘17 has been very active at Notre Dame while also being an excellent student. A member of the National and Spanish Honor Societies, Chavez is also active in the Notre Dame community with his involvement in the Christian Student Mission Club (CSMC), Interact Club, and Literary Magazine for the last three years. He rose to leadership positions of CSMC President and Interact Treasurer. In addition, Chavez has been a key member of the cross country, indoor track, and outdoor track teams for the last three years. Outside of Notre Dame, Chavez has volunteered at WHEAT, his church youth group, USACF, and this past summer volunteering 120 hours as a transporter at the VA Hospital.

Cody Markey ‘17 has an equally impressive resume achieving honor roll status throughout his Notre Dame career. Immersing himself in many Notre Dame activities, he has been a member of the Interact Club (elected Secretary as a junior and President as a senior), AlumKnights, Team ND, BRO, and Ski and Snowboard Club. In addition to being a member of the outdoor track team for three years, Markey is active in the West Haven community at the OLOV Carnival, ECO Camp, being an altar-server, and helping at local food pantries.

Congratulations to both students on this well-deserved honor from Westies Care! The 2017 Westies Care Dinner marked the eighth annual celebration of education & community service where they recognized those who exemplify the core values of service, community, and education.

Westies Care has annually honored Notre Dame students. Past recipients of other awards include former President Br. James Branigan, C.S.C, Director of Campus Ministry Mrs. Gail Bellucci, and Vice-President of Advancement Mrs. Kathy Wielk.