Inaugurated in 1992 by Friends of Catholic Education, the Fr. John McElroy Award is given annually to recognize individuals whose actions or achievements have advanced Catholic school education throughout Frederick County, Maryland. The award itself was designed by our friend and local artist, Yemi. It features a stained-glass painting of Jesus, the Good Shepherd, looking over His flock of Catholic school students. Highlighting the plaque is a brass plate with the recipient's name. The award is presented at our annual Fr. John McElroy Award Dinner and Ceremony in October.