Our Lady of the Cedars Church | An Outstanding Houston Young Adult receives the 2019 Faith of the Mountains Award
by Susie Hage
On Sunday, 26 May, one of our most outstanding parishioners, Maya Ramy, was recognized for her leadership of the young adults, not only in our parish, but among those of our Eparchy as well. At Our Lady of the Cedars, Maya was a MYO Board Member from 2010-2011, MYO President 2011-2013, MYA Board Member 2013-2016, MYA President 2016-2017, MYA Vice President 2018-2019, and as the regional leader for the National MYA since 2017. During her time in leadership, she directed and organized spiritual, cultural, social, and service events within the church community and around the city of Houston. Some of these service events included Habitat for Humanity, visiting the elderly in retirement homes, visiting the mentally disabled in care homes and feeding the homeless. Maya has been serving our community all while in high school and while pursuing her Bachelor of Arts in Cognitive Science at Houston’s prestigious Rice University. She went on to complete a Master of Science at UNT Health Science Center and will begin medical school at Texas A&M University’s College of Medicine this summer. She plans on specializing in neurology after graduating. Our Lady of the Cedars is blessed and proud to have Maya as a parishioner.