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Bennett touts Catholic education, scholarships at Gala

Last year, Cameron Caldwell hurt his shoulder on the day he was to speak at Archbishop Robert J. Carlson's Gala, the major fundraiser for the Today and Tomorrow Educational Foundation.

But the senior from Cardinal Ritter College Preparatory High School came to the event anyway, delaying his emergency room visit until after he had spoken eloquently about what Catholic education has meant to him, how TTEF's generous supporters and scholarships have enabled him to get quality education and open up opportunities for the future.

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In August 2014, Religion News Service carried an article titled "In some poor neighborhoods, the Catholic school is the only hope." The interview subject was Nicole Stelle Garnett, who with fellow University of Notre Dame professor Margaret F. Brinig wrote "Lost Classroom, Lost Community: Catholic Schools' Importance in Urban America."

"There's a spillover into the community," Garnett said of the schools' impact.

Pain doesn't stop student from touting education support

Cardinal Ritter High School senior Cameron Caldwell, right, attends the school through the help of the Today and Tomorrow Foundation. He talked with Rayne Clark in the hallway on his way to British literature class studying a sonnet by William Shakespeare.

Cameron Caldwell considered it a great honor to be picked as the student to address about 600 people at the Archbishop's Gala benefiting the Today and Tomorrow Educational Foundation in late April.

The senior at Cardinal Ritter College Preparatory High School planned to tell the crowd how much students accomplish thanks to their generous support, which makes all of the difference to students such as himself. He was primed and ready for the festivities that evening in the Khorassan Ballroom at the Chase Park Plaza.

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