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Seton’s student says bout with leukemia taught her to ‘appreciate life more’
Carly Nguyen, a graduating senior at Elizabeth Seton High School in Bladensburg, is battling Acute Myeloid Leukemia. The school has rallied around her, and on May 19, the Seton community dressed in bright orange attire in support of her.
St. Anselm’s student learned importance of problem solving, and prayer and work
Nathan Dangle, a member of the class of 2016 at St. Anselm’s Abbey School in Washington, likes problem solving.
“I like starting with a problem, going through the steps, and getting a definitive answer,” said the 18-year-old senior from University Park.
St. Mary's Ryken graduating senior Bryce Callis earns 1,200 service hours as firefighter
For Bryce Callis, who graduates this year from St. Mary’s Ryken High School in Leonardtown, some of the most important lessons he learned have been outside the classroom.
“I’ve learned that I have this gift that God gave me, and it is that I love helping people. It’s a great feeling knowing that you can help somebody and make their lives better,” he said.
St. Pius X eighth grader, inspired by his school and classmates, becomes Catholic
Among those making their Confirmations at Sacred Heart Parish in Bowie earlier this month was Champ Wert, a student at St. Pius X Regional School, also in Bowie.
The eighth-grader was making his Confirmation after nearly a year of preparation and study. Champ put in the extra effort because he was not Catholic, but felt called to participate in the sacrament with his friends and fellow classmates.
DeMatha senior honors a fallen hero, his father who died in Iraq
When Marine Staff Sgt. Marcus Golczynski was killed by enemy fire on March 27, 2007 in
Al Anbar province about 40 miles west of Baghdad, Iraq, he left behind his wife, Heather and their young son, Christian.
Runner racing from finish line at Carroll to starting block at U-Conn.
For Stedman Cook, the members of his track and field relay teams at Archbishop Carroll High School are more than just teammates to hand off or receive a baton from. “You’re not running for yourself. You’re running for the other three people… They’re not (just) teammates. They’re brothers,” he said.
Holy Child’s Isabelle Tyshing to attend St. John’s on full merit scholarship
Isabelle Tyshing began at Holy Child and now she’s going to St. John’s University in Queens, N.Y., receiving a full merit scholarship. She hopes to go into communications and eventually law.
From kindergarten through high school, St. Mary’s Ryken senior never missed a day
As a pitcher for St. Mary’s Ryken High School’s baseball team, senior Tyler Cryer knows it is rare and difficult to pitch a perfect game.
However, Cryer “pitched a perfect game” in his academic career – compiling a perfect attendance record from kindergarten through his senior year at the Leonardtown high school.
Serving others has been part of the learning experience for Carroll senior
The importance of serving others and being a leader has been woven into the fabric of the life of William Clark by his family, his school and his own community involvement. The member of the class of 2016 at Archbishop Carroll High School in Washington represents what the school is all about, the school’s president said.
Two women who cared helped pave way for Cristo Rey senior’s success
Two women who believe in him have inspired him to work for his dreams, said Andrew Isaiah Cozier, a member of the class of 2016 at Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School in Takoma Park.
St. John’s senior honors father’s legacy by supporting cancer foundation
For Katherine Page Rurka – a member of the class of 2016 at St. John’s College High School in Washington – the fourth commandment’s call to “honor your father and mother,” takes special meaning in her life. To honor her father – Steve Rurka, who died of cancer of the appendix in 2009 – the St. John’s senior continues his legacy of promoting efforts to find a cure and supporting families affected by that rare form of cancer.
Lucy Gilak says Holy Child education provided foundation for going college
Lucy Gilak began at Holy Child and now she’s going to the University of Pennsylvania. She’s part of the Class of 2016 who will graduate on June 3.
Holy Cross valedictorian will take gap year to grow and help others
Taking a gap year before starting college to do volunteer work made perfect sense to Isabel Callahan, a senior and valedictorian of the class of 2016 at the Academy of the Holy Cross in Kensington.
Lessons learned at Georgetown Prep inspire senior’s dream of one day teaching there
For Nicholas Fullard, attending Georgetown Preparatory School has meant not only gaining a great education, but also learning things about himself. Once he dreamed of being an architect. Now, the member of Georgetown Prep’s class of 2016 says his dream is to one day come back and teach there.
Two Bishop McNamara seniors receive appointments to U.S. Naval Academy
Ramar Williams and Julia Kalshoven – two members of the graduating Class of 2016 at Bishop McNamara High School in Forestville – will be continuing as classmates next year as both have been accepted to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis.
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