High schools

Seminarians serve as “ambassadors for Christ” at Kenrick-Glennon Days

For Theology III seminarian Tony Ritter, Kenrick-Glennon Days marked the first time he viewed priests as regular guys who enjoy sports and have fun, not as mystery men who wear robes or act serious all the time.

Same with seminarians David Halfmann, a senior in the Cardinal Glennon College program, and Patrick Russell, a Theology III classmate of Ritter. In fact, former campers among seminarians, whether in college or theology programs, tell similar stories about seeing priests as normal people for the first time and opening their hearts and minds to discern God's calling.

“We are Celts forever”


Students, parents, faculty and staff gathered one last time May 24 to bid farewell to John F. Kennedy Catholic High School in Manchester.

Appropriately, the final gathering consisted of a Mass and then fellowship, before the Kennedy Catholic community went their separate ways.

Song, artwork get to heart of anti-poverty effort

Left: “It Takes 17 Muscles to Smile,” artwork from Cor Jesu Academy’s Emma Mohrmann
Right: Sheet music for Kelly Beekman’s song, “One of Millions”

Two students from the archdiocese used their artistic talent for a good cause in entering the 2016-17 Catholic Campaign for Human Development Multimedia Youth Contest.

Mission accomplished.

Cor Jesu sophomore Kelly Beekman won the grand prize for her song, "One of Millions." Fellow Cor Jesu sophomore Emma Mohrmann won third place in the grades 10-12 division for her artwork, "It Takes 17 Muscles to Smile." They were among the five national award winners in the contest.

St. Dominic High School has notable jazz musicians

St. Dominic High School's jazz ensemble musician Wyatt Forhan, right, is among 21 of the top high school jazz musicians in the country to be chosen for an all-star touring jazz orchestra this summer, The Next Generation Jazz Orchestra. Forhan waited with St. Dominic senior Elaina Heavner.

Larry Johnson closed one of the last practices of the St. Dominic High School jazz band's school year by reminding the students that they have more talent than they realize and can "take it to the next level."

He's given this advice before, because he's witnessed their talent and has had a hand in developing it.

Take, for example, junior Wyatt Forhan, who plays drums in the jazz band but also plays bass trombone, trombone, piano, bass guitar and tuba.

Incarnate Word Academy soccer team never surrenders


Persistence defines the Incarnate Word Academy soccer team, and it has shown in several games in which the team outplayed opponents in the second half after struggling in the first half.

Rookie all-girls robotics team put Frank Sobotra to the test

Frank Sabotra, the robot built by Ursuline Academy students (6391), competed under the remote direction of, from left, Libby Trn, Amanda Kohne and Elizabeth Edmunds. The Ursuline Academy Bearbotics team battled other robots in the competition venue and was recognized earlier as a “Chairman’s Award team in the making.”

The students and their coach yelled and leaped for joy when Frank Sabotra climbed a rope and turned on a light just before a buzzer sounded.

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