This is a test of the 'Featured' setting for the category blog system.
By setting the [Menus: Edit Item] - [Blog Layout] [Article Order] to [Featured Articles Order] we are able to put featured articles at the top, allowing a top-level article about the committee to be persistantly at the top of the list.
This setting puts all featured contact in first place, ordered by date etc. followed by unfeatured content.
There is a problem with using this method to promote a single article: When using the blog style layout, we create an issue where order issues can arrise due to the default sorting.