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MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – June 2, 2022 – Cretin-Derham Hall’s Remi Pye has been named a Stacy Robinson Leadership Award winner by the Minnesota Chapter of the National Football Foundation. Pye, a St. Paul, native, is one of two student-athletes who will receive this award during the upcoming Minnesota Football Honors show.
“Remi has made a profound mark on his school community and school through his commitment to service and giving back,” said Todd Fultz, President of the Minnesota Chapter of the National Football Foundation. “Remi’s efforts and initiatives are making the world and local community a better place. We can’t wait to honor him during this year’s show.”
Remi Pye was a linebacker and defensive lineman for Cretin-Derham Hall, but his leadership extended far beyond the playing field. Pye made a profound impact on his school and local community through a variety of programs. Pye was on the student council’s executive board and shaped how the school addresses and balances the expectations of their school uniform policy within a diverse student body. Remi is also the organizer of an annual supply drive. This year, Remi expanded the drive by reaching out and involving six other schools. In total, this year’s effort raised more than $4,000 which was used to put together essential goods care packages that were distributed to local homeless shelters.
“Outside of school, Remi has furthered his work with St. Paul’s homeless population through his service at the Dorothy Day Center with the Loaves and Fishes program,” said Cretin-Derham Hall Alumni and Development Gift Officer Chuck Miesbauer. “Every other weekend, you can find Remi handing out boxed meals to the homeless. Even though he much preferred the pre-pandemic program when he could sit down and visit with those he was serving, he has remained steadfast in his commitment to the program and making St. Paul a better place.”
Remi has also advocated for programs and initiatives that serve the minority student body at Cretin-Derham Hall. Remi has taken a leadership role with AFAM, an African-American student affinity group. His goal was to create a program that established a solid foundation of trust, increased student engagement, and let scholars know that the school values all scholars and is working diligently on their behalf. Along with this work, Remi is the founder and president of a separate Student Coalition. This group is the student arm of the school’s Dismantling Racism initiative, which was initiated in 2020 after the murder of George Floyd.
“What I appreciate the most is Remi’s willingness to always be inclusive and make sure that all students' voices are heard and not just his own,” said student advocate Crystal Flint. “Having met and been friends with Stacy Robinson, I know he would be honored to have a person like Remi receive this scholarship bearing his name.”
The Stacy Robinson Leadership Award honors the late Stacy Robinson, a St. Paul Central graduate who left a strong legacy of community leadership and excellence in athletics. Minnesota Football Honors is hosting a show later this summer to honor its high school, college and Minnesota Vikings award winners. Full broadcast details will be announced in the coming weeks on www.minnesotafootballhonors.com.
About the Minnesota Chapter of the National Football Foundation:
The Minnesota Chapter of The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame is a local nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote amateur football’s ability to develop leadership, sportsmanship, competitive spirit and academic excellence in Minnesota’s young people. The Minnesota Chapter recognizes legendary football icons, college football Hall of Famers and Minnesota’s top high school and college football scholar athletes. For more information, visit www.nffmn.org, or Facebook (@MNFootballHonors) and Twitter (@NFFMN).
Todd Fultz, President - MN Chapter of the National Football Foundation
Daniel House, Director of Media Relations and Content
MN Chapter of The National Football Foundation
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