Mercy classmates of Camila and Maya established
Agape奖 in memory of Camila and Maya.
In the fall of 2022 we reached our initial goal of $25,000 and
will continue to work to grown the endowment every year.
Gifts and pledges of any amount are deeply appreciated.
Olivia Feller '14, Cassidy McCarter '14, and Alana Wilson '14
卡米拉和玛雅在凯洛斯撤退期间建立了深厚的联系, where Camila was Maya’s retreat leader. 卡米拉将他们的关系描述为一种特殊的纽带，并表示她很感激玛雅能够与她分享她对光明未来的梦想. 与仁慈的教义和凯洛斯撤退的信息有关, we named this award Agape奖. Agape[“aga-pay”]是普遍的爱，如对陌生人、自然或上帝的爱. It does not depend on filiation or familiarity. Also called charity by Christian thinkers, agape can be said to encompass the modern concept of altruism, as defined as unselfish concern for the welfare of others. Camila and Maya undoubtedly lived out the meaning of agape, 这个奖项将延续他们支持和帮助他人的传统.
卡米拉·罗恩·鲁伊斯是旧金山人，也是巴哈伊教的信徒. 她上的是圣. Catherine’s of Siena before attending Mercy高中, 伯林盖姆 where she participated in cheerleading, 合唱团, tri-school作品, 校园部, 还有学生会. 她珍惜她的慈悲教育和社区的支持，在欢乐和失落的时候. When her mother lost a long-fought battle with cancer in 2012, 卡米拉在同学和老师的支持下保持了韧性，并找到了力量. 卡米拉在担任学生会主席时表现出色, 凯洛斯撤退的首领, and the 2014 “Making a Difference” speaker. 她是2014届的宝贵成员，她的灵魂真正体现了Mercy的使命.
After graduating from Mercy, she attended the University of California, 她在圣克鲁斯大学获得法律研究文学学士学位. During her time in college, 她是阿尔法·普赛姐妹会的积极成员，在那里她能够与他人分享她的许多天赋.
Camila then worked as a legal assistant at Buffington & Aaron where she focused on tax and business law. After spending nearly a year at Buffington & Aaron, Camila became a legal assistant at Outten & Golden where she was able to focus on workplace fairness. 卡米拉渴望追求一份植根于公平、同情和法律准确性的法律职业.
去世前，卡米拉曾在旧金山大学法学院学习. 她是社会正义的捍卫者，所有认识她的人都钦佩她. Even in the short amount of time she was at USF, 她为弱势群体服务的奉献精神和意愿受到了教授和法学院同学的赞扬.
Camila was known by many for her natural 领导 abilities, 善良的心, 美丽的微笑, 还有迷人的声音. She was an advocate for change and an ally to all. She enjoyed challenging herself academically, sharing her talents as a singer, and serving as a leader in many capacities. 最重要的是, she cared so deeply for others; she valued her 朋友hips, and her family was her whole world.
In the words of Mercy foundress, 凯瑟琳McAuley, “We should be as shining lamps, giving light to all around us.” No matter her personal struggles, 卡米拉每天都坚持做一盏“闪亮的灯”，照亮她周围的人. 卡米拉注定要成就一番伟业尽管她已经不在人世了, we hope that her legacy will continue to inspire others. (已故9.18.19)
Maya Isabelle Thone was a local of Pacifica. She practiced the Catholic faith, attended Our Lady of Perpetual Help (Class of ‘11), and graduated from Mercy高中, 2015年的伯林盖姆.
玛雅以她容光焕发、活泼开朗、乐于助人的个性而闻名. In 2011, she won the Bud and Madeline Duggan Kindness Award, 从湾区七所不同学校的九名学生中选出一名. 该奖项旨在“表彰一个人的体贴和体贴行为”,” according to the Duggan family, “和”被授予那些“一直对别人很好”的人.“没有比这更好的词来形容玛雅和她每天的生活了.
她爱她在Mercy找到的姐妹情谊，姐妹们也同样爱她. 玛雅是慈悲社区的积极和热情的成员. She was involved with the Yearbook Club, attended the Kairos retreat, and was a supporter of Tri-School theatre. Aside from extracurricular activities, Maya also shined in the classroom, 学习成绩优异，多次获奖. She received the Honors Biology Award, 代数荣誉奖, and was a California Scholarship Federation Life member. 大四结束时，她被同学们选为“最友好”的学生. 她的毕业名言完美地诠释了她的精神:“聪明的头脑和善良的心永远是一个强大的组合。.(纳尔逊·曼德拉).
After graduating from high school, Maya began her undergraduate studies, 她在圣拉斐尔多米尼加大学攻读护理学学士学位. 玛雅在凯撒圣拉斐尔完成了内科外科和老年病学的临床轮转，在那里她能够进一步发展她的护理技能. 她总是最后一个离开外科病房因为她不是在帮助护士, 学习一项新任务, or observing a procedure she hadn’t seen before. 在12月26日不幸去世之前，她正在成为一名护士的路上, 2017, 大三的时候.
Maya positively influenced all those she met, especially her classmates, 用她为社区服务的热情和对世界产生影响的渴望来激励他们. Her fellow Mercy classmates, as well as her cohort of nursing 学生, will always remember her kind spirit and loving nature. 虽然玛雅没能完成她的学位，并与世界分享她的才华, 我们希望这个奖学金能让她的记忆永存，并为未来的Mercy学生实现他们的目标提供支持. Maya lived by the motto, “be the reason someone smiles today.” Maya gave anyone who knew her a reason to smile. (已故12.27.17)
受奖人应该是一位年轻的女性，她表现出了仁慈精神以及卡米拉和玛雅的精神. These demonstrated qualities should include 领导, 同情, 雄心壮志, 职业道德, and a desire to make the world a better place.
具有良好的学术和学科地位，对学习充满热情，至少参与 两种不同的课外活动，比如学生会, 艺术, 俱乐部, tri-school, 联系工作人员, community based projects, 体育, 等.
The recipient should be a student of color.
Preferably comes from a single-parent household.