Local News

Catholic School Olympics kick off joyous week for Catholic education

Image

With music blaring, about 160 students from eight Catholic schools in the archdiocese joyfully claimed Courts 2 and 3 of Simon Recreation Center at St. Louis University.

In two lines, the sponsoring Billiken Teacher Corps formed a canopy for the youngsters to come through, skipping and dancing, whooping and hollering in anticipation of the fun times ahead that afternoon — the Catholic School Olympics to kick off Catholic Schools Week Jan. 28 to Feb. 3.

Crossing a Frontier

Image

When St. Rose Philippine Duchesne ventured from France to the New World to establish schools here, the 70-day voyage across the Atlantic was certainly rife with hardships.

She had little money. Didn't know the culture. And she ate rock-hard sea biscuits on the voyage.

These were lessons learned by students at the Academy of the Sacred Heart in St. Charles, as part of Catholic Schools Week, which kicked off Jan. 28.

St. Joseph’s volleyball star begins Penn State career

Setter Gabby Blossom was a top player in high school at St. Joseph’s Academy and now will play volleyball for Penn State University.

Friends, family and fans of Gabby Blossom already knew of the St. Joseph's Academy volleyball star's athletic achievements, academic excellence and exemplary character, but it's public knowledge now.

The qualities are part of the selection of the Gatorade Player of the Year award, established in 1985 to recognize the nation's most elite high school student-athletes. Blossom was chosen the Missouri Volleyball Player of the Year, in addition to being named one of three finalists for the national award.

SLU to host career fair for ex-offenders

As part of its criminal justice efforts, St. Louis University has teamed with the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis to sponsor a program giving people with a criminal past a second chance at a better future.

The "Partnership for Success Career Fair" for ex-offenders will be held April 10 in Chaifetz Arena on the SLU campus.

St. Louisan followed the path of a martyred priest

Dan Vogt grew up in St. Charles Borromeo Parish in St. Charles, attended the parish grade school, Chaminade College Prep (Class of 1974) and St. Louis University, graduating with a degree in accounting. He passed the CPA exam and worked as an external auditor.

He was pretty much living the American dream — a good education, a good-paying job and all sorts of material things within his grasp.

Heart attack victim, rescuers praise AED device

They appeared to be old friends gathered for a reunion.

Though some of them knew each other previously, they came together Jan. 16 to say thanks after a truly lifesaving event — the quick response when Mark Sienkiewicz suffered a heart attack.

Syndicate content