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Saturday, July 30, 2016
Faith is source of strength for wrestling champion
Kyle Snyder’s knack for making history began during his junior year of high school, when he helped win the first-ever state championship for the wrestling team of Our Lady of Good Counsel in Olney.
Olympic gold medalist Katie Ledecky says her Catholic faith helps her ‘put things in perspective’
Four years ago, Katie Ledecky burst onto the Olympic stage when she was just 15 years old, winning a gold medal in the women’s 800-meter freestyle.
Burnford to lead national association for Catholic education
The National Catholic Educational Association announced that Thomas Burnford, the Archdiocese of Washington’s Secretary for Education, has been appointed as the NCEA’s new President and CEO, effective Aug. 8.
Pallotti graduate and volunteer finds joy in faith and serving others
Samantha Durnbaugh, a 2016 graduate of St. Vincent Pallotti High School in Laurel, learned a lot about joy when she baked cupcakes and threw a dance party for the disabled people she volunteered to help.
BOOST scholarship program now accepting applications for fall
The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) has posted on line the application to apply for a new scholarship program designed to help income eligible students attend nonpublic schools.
CUA law school graduates urged to ‘make a difference’ in lives of others
Paul D. Clement, the lawyer who argued before the nation’s highest court on behalf of the Little Sisters of the Poor and other groups in their legal challenge to the federal government’s contraceptive mandate, addressed the 127th annual commencement of the Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law.
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.
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