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Catholic Schools Week 2020: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.

Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed. is the theme of Catholic Schools Week 2020.  The Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary joined schools across the country in celebrating Catholic education, a legacy of the ministry of the congregation since the beginning.  Students in high schools were encouraged to submit essays relating to the theme. Grade school students were asked to create posters expressing what the theme means to them. The BVMs provided four short videos with messages from BVM sisters and a BVM associate, focusing on the four words. The videos set the tone of how students might think about their education in their Catholic school and how it impacts their lives in terms of learning, serving, leading, and succeeding. Students were then asked to submit their essays and posters as part of a contest for Catholic Schools Week.  Winners were announced on January 31 and gift cards were given as prizes.

As we celebrate Catholic Schools Week, BVMs Bernadette (Lucinus) McManigal, Lou Anglin, Jean Dolores Schmidt, and BVM Associate Betty Takes tell us what it means to Learn, Serve, Lead, and Succeed. #CSW19


Poster Contest Winner

Millie Dizon – Fourth Grade
St. Leo the Great Elementary
San Jose, California

Essay Contest Winners

First Place: Jeremy Kammer – Senior

Metamorphosis: Breaking Out of My Shell
Carmel Catholic High School, Mundelein, Ill. 

Second Place: Jennifer Bukowski – Sophomore
Carmel Catholic High School, Mundelein, Ill.

Third Place: Sopia Coury – Junior
Why Catholic School?
Carmel Catholic High School, Mundelein, Ill.


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