Caleb White receives Ranalletti Award for outstanding Christian Character

Caleb White was selected as the recipient of the Rev. Richard A. Ranalletti Award for outstanding Christian Character. 
The Ranalletti Award, named in honor of Catholic Central’s eighteenth principal and second president, the late Rev. Richard A. Ranalletti, C.S.B., was established in 2016 by CC Principal Fr. Dennis Noelke, C.S.B. ’71 and is given annually to the senior who has demonstrated Christian character and values during his years as a student at Catholic Central as nominated by his peers.
The criteria for this award include:
  • embraces and fosters Christian values;
  • respectful and patient in his interactions with others;
  • demonstrates self-discipline in words and actions;
  • shows a willingness to be of service within the school community and the greater metropolitan Detroit area, beyond the school requirement;
  • evidences compassion to others;
  • makes responsible decisions;
  • is an example of Christian behavior and action to his peers.
Caleb founded the Caleb White Project, Detroit-based non-profit with a two-fold mission: to help the homeless and less fortunate and to build youth leaders through volunteerism. Caleb has been recognized with numerous local, state, and national community service awards.

During his time at Catholic Central, Caleb was a four-year member of the Wrestling program, where he was awarded four varsity letters, was a two-time State Qualifier, and was selected to serve as a senior captain. Caleb helped lead the Shamrock Wrestling Team to four Division 1 State Championships, while also earning Academic All-State honors. He has maintained a 4.229 G.P.A., is a member of the National Honor Society, and will be attending the University of Michigan in the fall.
“Teach Me Goodness, Discipline, and Knowledge” is the motto of the Basilian Fathers and the sacred mission of Catholic Central High School. For ninety years, the graduates of Catholic Central have made a positive impact locally, nationally, and around the world.