High schools

High school students blossom as TASK volunteers

Anna Schuermann sat patiently on the floor with her legs folded while her little buddy Xander Wurman stood behind her combing through her hair with his fingers.

Turning to the youngster with her ever-present smile, Schuermann said, "Thank you. Good job. Are you braiding it?"

Confidence guiding a cohesive Notre Dame soccer team

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The Notre Dame High School soccer program is off to one of its best starts ever, thanks to a mix of talented players, from freshmen to seniors.

"We have an interesting blend of young and old," Notre Dame coach Dave Robben said.

Several talented freshmen are making an impact, he said, with seniors providing leadership while sophomores and juniors are making contributions to the winning formula. "It's just a very cohesive group right now," Robben said.

St. Vincent Schools in Perryville make Catholic Education Honor Roll

Joseph Baer and Maegyn Huber worked in the computer lab April 9 at St. Vincent De Paul High School in Perryville. St. Vincent Schools is a nationally recognized Catholic Honor Roll School, placing it in the top 5 percent of Catholic schools in the nation.

The first of Bishop Louis DuBourg's recruits — Vincentian Fathers Felix DeAndreis and Joseph Rosati — traveled from France in 1817 and planted roots in Perryville. The soon-to-be St. Louis Diocese would never be the same.

Positive energy

Michael Berra blocked a shot as he helped St. Mary’s win over rival Bishop DuBourg High School. St. Mary’s swept the first two games in the three-game volleyball match on March 29.

The St. Mary's High School varsity volleyball team went cold after taking a big lead against Bishop DuBourg High School March 29. Michael Berra helped put the Dragons back on track, jumping high at the net and spiking the ball into the corner. Later, he used a soft touch to put the volleyball out of the reach of an opposing player, and St. Mary's won the game.

SLUH’s patience pays off with Mid-States hockey title

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After winning the Mid-States High School Hockey Challenge Cup Championship, the St. Louis University High team didn't want their on-ice celebration to end. So the driver of the Zamboni ice resurfacer waited patiently. But he needed to go to work.

As a compromise, the Junior Billikens moved the jubilation to the hallway and locker room under the stands at Scottrade Center, where they had defeated De Smet Jesuit High School 4-0 on March 13.

Seeing through God’s eyes brings comfort, clarity

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Seeing through the eyes of God and spreading His love into the world is not an easy task, but the Gospel serves as a good example for our lives, said a Villa Duchesne student. Sophomore Ella Coulter related the Gospel example of a blind beggar to how she can open her eyes and truly see how her brother deals with a disability.

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