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The Monday before Halloween, St. Paul High School and Norwalk Catholic School joined together to create a pumpkin carving event in the cafeteria. High School students helped the younger kids design and carve their pumpkins. This event was put on by National Honor Society, with Mrs. Smith directing it. The atmosphere was upbeat and had Halloween treats for the kids, such as candy, donuts, and apple cider. The pumpkin carving event had a fantastic turnout due to the many families and children who attended and enjoyed themselves thoroughly.
On Thursday October 24, 2013, the TLC class took a trip to Norwalk for their TLC conference involving several different schools in the area who also have classes. The conference consisted of several different inspirational speakers such as Huron football Coach Tony Legando, Chardon High School students, and the director of a non-profit organization called Kick-It, as well as many others. The day consisted of true leaders getting to know each other and pass on their leadership skills to one another. Emily Smith, one of our very own students, expressed that her favorite part of the day was how touching Coach Legando’s speech was. Smith stated it really opened up her eyes to life, and what true characteristics a leader should portray. Overall, students really enjoyed the day. They want to take everything that they learned from the other schools and speakers at the conference and share it with their schools through different school and community-enriching projects.
The junior class of St. Paul High school took a college visit to Bowling Green State University. They took a shortened tour of the campus. They got to see the business classrooms, the library, and an example of a freshman dorm. The Class of 2015 learned a lot about the campus. We learned that their business administration has been very successful in the past. The campus is complex and nice. BGSU is a Division 1 college. They have very well taught business and construction management courses. It was a successful day and a good learning experience for the Junior class of St. Paul High School.
On Friday, October 11th, Bishop Blair came to our school to have mass and talk to the seniors. He challenged the seniors to ask provocative questions. Various seniors asked questions about different topics. There were questions about abortion, sex, the media, gay marriage, breast cancer and more. Bishop Blair explained how we would put Jesus’ method into practice and how to be a better Christian. He explained liberation theology since that is what we were learning about in class. He was very thoughtful and attentive to each question that was asked. Overall, it was a good experience for all the seniors.
The Firelands Conference Cross Country meet was held at the Norwalk Reservoir this past Saturday. For the high school portion, the girls team took home a fourth place finish, while the boys took home a sixth place finish. Lexie led the Flyers girls team with a 10th overall finish. For the St. Paul junior high team, both the boys and the girls did a tremendous job and took home a first place finish. Jared led the junior high boys team with a 3rd place finish.
Without cheerleaders, what would a game of St. Paul football be like? Who would get the crowd going? Who would get the student section pumped up? The cheerleaders are the heart of all the cheering that goes on at the games. Senior cheerleader Maggie Simon says that there is so much more to cheerleading than just cheering. You build such strong friendships during cheer season. Maggie says that is the best part about being a cheerleader. “You’re with each other all the time. The practices and the sleepovers are always fun,” she added.
Father Nathan Bockrath has started a new trend in our high school, a trend that will hopefully grow larger and larger in the coming weeks. He has started doing the holy sacrament of Reconciliation every Thursday from before school at 7:30 to whenever he feels everyone is done coming for the day. This is open to all faculty and students of St. Paul. Jesse Gross took the option to go to this sacrament. He explained it as “a nice opportunity for all students to grow in their faith every week with our new pastor Fr. Nathan.” He also said “it takes a lot of weight and stress off of my shoulders.”
On Friday, October 11th, the St. Paul students were able to show their spirit during the pep rally and homecoming skit. The band got the students and faculty pumped up for the weekend by playing the fight song in the convocation center. Later, the speech and drama class performed a humorous skit. The skit was about lost trick-or-treaters (which were the homecoming attendants) who had to be rescued. Everyone was able to get a good laugh in and got prepared for the exciting weekend to come.
This past weekend was a busy weekend for St. Paul High School. Saturday, the high school held their annual homecoming parade before the homecoming game. Each class participated in making a float to represent their class and this years homecoming theme, “Fall Ball.” The parade included the St. Paul Marching Brass and the attendants in their fancy cars, as well as the floats. The students showed some school pride with cheers repping their school and while the parade was in action, students handed out candy to kids.
This years attendants included:
Freshman- Derek and Kaeleigh
Sophomore- Abay and Paige
Junior- Larry and Andrea
Senior- Jesse and Bella, Elise, Olivia, and Sarah
Attendants lined up on the football field in recognition alongside their fathers. Each attendant was followed by a little girl handing them flowers. Everyone waited for last year’s queen, Allie Fitzgerald, to crown the queen for 2013-14. The winner for this years homecoming queen was Sarah Cannon with Jesse Gross as king.
During the week of October 7-11, the Jr. High/High school students and staff of St. Paul participated in the annual homecoming week festivities known as “Spirit week”. On Monday, the theme was Flyer attire. Tuesdays theme was superhero day. On Wednesday, the students dressed up as twins for twin day. Halloween day was the theme for Thursday. Dress up day was on Friday. There were some crazy ideas during spirit week, and almost every student participated each day. “Spirit week is always something to look forward to,” stated one of the students. It is a tradition at the school to celebrate the week of homecoming by having a different theme every day of the week, voting on homecoming class attendants, and at the end of spirit week, we all gather to the convocation center gym for a pep rally and skit. Spirit week is a very fun week for the staff and students!
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