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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.
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!
We would like to congratulate Megan on her successful season. She made it all the way to districts and we are proud of her. As Megan said she is proud of her accomplishments this year in golf, especially being the only girl golfer. She practiced on men’s tees all season which in the long run ended up helping her reach a score of 82 on the women’s tees. Megan did a great job in preparing herself and getting mentally ready. She had the support of the school and we continue to congratulate her in her success.
On Wednesday, the senior class was able to attend a college kickoff meeting in the gathering space. Mrs. Smith arranged for representatives from six different colleges to be there and sit on a panel for questioning. There were representatives from Ashland University, The University of Toledo, Heidelberg University, Cleveland State University, The University of Akron, and BGSU Firelands. Mrs. Smith made every senior a college folder with many different, useful resources in them.
For the first twenty minutes of the meeting Mrs. Smith informed the seniors of all the information she provided in the folders. The next part of the meeting consisted of the college representative panel answering the senior parent’s questions. There were questions varying from financial aid, ACT scores, tutoring, cost, and majors. All the panel members had a variety of useful information and answers for all the parents and the students themselves. After the panel questions, each representative had a table set up with information for each of their colleges. The students and parents were able to talk with each representative and get college visit dates and tuition prices for each college they were interested in.
Overall, many of the seniors and parents received useful information from the meeting. It was a success.
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