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Catholics honor Mabton woman

YAKIMA – Graciela Gutierrez of Mabton’s Immaculate Conception Church will be honored Saturday, Oct. 12, as one of eight Central Washington recipients of the Champions of Catholic Education Awards.

Gutierrez was selected as a recipient of the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Award for her leadership in religious education at the Mabton church.

The awards will be given out during the Central Washington Catholic Foundation’s second annual fundraiser, Celebration of Faith, on Oct. 12 at the Yakima Convention Center. 

During the event, Zillah High School’s Jeff Charbonneau, National Teacher of the Year, will share his journey and announce the Champions of Catholic Education awards. 

Bishop Joseph Tyson will present the awards.

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