Matthew Mahaffey Earns Epiphany Scholar Award

Matthew celebrates his award with family, school chaplains, Dr. Kupersmith, and others. (Courtesy of

Every year, CCES awards the Epiphany Scholarship to one senior who “exemplifies commitment to Christian values through worship, sensitivity and outreach to others, personal manifestation of love of God and God’s people in his or her daily life at school, at church and within the community.” This year, the award was presented to Matthew Mahaffey.  After Matthew’s name was announced as the recipient of the award, the chapel erupted in applause. The Epiphany Scholarship, which contains a gift and a monetary scholarship, was presented to Matthew by Kahu David and the Rev. Dr. Harrison McLeod of Christ Church Episcopal Church downtown.


After the award presentation, one of Matthew’s close friends, CCES senior Caroline Henderson, gave a speech about him. She attested to Matthew’s deep and personal relationship with Jesus and his incredible faith. She also talked about Matthew’s ability to help people in need and his value as an incredibly caring friend.


Matthew is obviously a very deserving candidate for the Epiphany Scholarship. He is very involved in his church as he currently leads the entire middle school ministry at Christ Church. He is also involved in Young Life and is a leader of the CC Chill. He also volunteers at the soup kitchen every Monday morning and has also taken mission trips to South Africa and Costa Rica in previous years. When asked about the experience of winning the award, Matthew simply said, “I was very proud and honored to win the award, especially considering how many great people have won the Epiphany Scholarship before me.”