Montgomery Catholic Announces Ann Karst as the 2017 Charlie Harbin Distinguished Service Award Winner

Montgomery Catholic Announces Ann Karst as the 2017 Charlie Harbin Distinguished Service Award Winner 1Ann Karst was honored by Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School on May 1, as the 2017 Charlie Harbin Distinguished Service Award winner for her service to the school.  The Charlie Harbin Distinguished Service Award was established by the Harbin family and is awarded by the school to recognize those selfless individuals who have significantly served Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School and exemplified its values in their lives.

Montgomery Catholic’s president, Mrs. Anne Ceasar, presented Ann with an engraved clock to begin the 2017 Montgomery Catholic High School Academic Awards Night, in appreciation for the gift of her time.

The 21st recipient of the Harbin Award, Ann Karst has served Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School in a variety of ways throughout the years. The mother of three alumni, her contributions include volunteer driver, team Mom for all sports her daughters participated in, Advisory Board member, finance council member, PICE committee member and golf tournament volunteer, and faithful PTC volunteer at all campuses. When called upon, she always says yes. As an active member of our community she has not only helped by giving her time and energy on campus – helping to raise money through Partners In Catholic Education (PICE) or assisting with fundraisers and most recently our Capital Campaign, but also as the co-founder of the MCPS prayer warriors, keeping our faith in the forefront as a vital part of support for our school and the larger community. She has been an active participant in the school for over 17 years, with a wonderful attitude and selfless spirit she is forever a cheerleader for Catholic and the importance of a Catholic education. Ann is a great example of a true benefactor, as a past parent and continued friend; she continues to show up, do the work, be the advocate and helps to make Montgomery Catholic all that it is!
Ann is married to Dr. Michael Karst, they are the parents of Elizabeth ’12(not pictured), Megan ’13, and Ashley ’15.

Montgomery Catholic Announces Ann Karst as the 2017 Charlie Harbin Distinguished Service Award Winner 2

Ann joins past Distinguished Service Award recipients:  

Leonard J. Mrotek, 1997      

Margaret Olive Jones, 1998         
Edward P. Clark, 1999
Marty & Bebe Taylor, 2000      
Dottie A. Dean. 2001         
“Goose” DeLongchamp, 2002
Rod & Anne Ceasar, 2003     
Bill & Marian Saliski, 2004        
Jeff Downes, 2005
David & Jeanne Barranco, 2006   
Nora Cammack, 2007   
Dennis & Karen Weber, 2008
Chip & Lisa Vercelli, 2009     
Bill & Debbie Barranco, 2010
Barr & Cappy Younker, 2011
Liz Sutton & Jerry Lopez, 2012    
Jack Galassini, 2013    
Gaylon & Mary McAlpine 2014
Marty Rupert Huett, 2015

Kevin Ryan, 2016

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