EVANSVILLE, Ind. — Austin Bowen, Noah Harrison and Michaela Kunkler, seniors at Mater Dei High School in Evansville, have ideas about how to combat bullying. Those ideas have helped them each land a full scholarship to the University of Evansville.
The trio recently won the university's High School Changemaker Challenge; the grand prize is a full scholarship to the university for each member of the winning team.
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Prior to showing up at the Cardinal Rigali Center last week, students were instructed not to wear anything that would identify what high school they attend.
As any lifelong St. Louisan knows, the mere mention of high school affixes a preconceived understanding to a person — call it a prejudice, if you will. And labeling was one thing organizers of the Culture and Race Teach-In did not want students to bring to the table that day.
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Before the start of each school day during Catholic Schools Week, students at Duchesne High lined up in front of the campus ministry office with toilet paper in hand.
It may sound like a strange task, but service was at the heart of their motivation. This is the second year Duchesne has engaged in a friendly competition with neighboring St. Dominic High School in O'Fallon to collect packages of toilet paper for Sts. Joachim and Ann Care Service, which provides charitable services in St. Charles, Lincoln, and Warren counties.