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April 14, 2006

in our schools

The Catholic News & Herald 13

Now there’s a tall drink

Pen pals return from Iraq

Courtesy Photo

Principal Gary Gelo and students of Our Lady of Grace School in Greensboro are pictured with U.S. Marine Staff Sergeant Travis Hawley (left) and Sergeant Oronde Smalls, who visited the school April 7. The Marines presented the school with an American flag that was flown on missions over Al Fallujah, Baghdad and Al Asad in Iraq in January. Hawley and Smalls visited each classroom to personally thank the students for their support during the seventh months the Marine squadron was based in Iraq. The Marines answered questions and presented each student with an American flag as a thank you for their support of the squadron and a reminder of the importance of defending democracy. Last Fall, Our Lady of Grace School students “adopted” Hawley’s squadron of 23 Marines. Every grade level was involved in the project, corresponding with the squadron throughout the year. For Christmas, the students made cards and raised money to buy phone cards that enabled the Marines to call their loved ones for the holidays.

Photo by David Hains

Professional basketball player Emeka Okafor of the Charlotte Bobcats presents a $500 check to Principal Angela Montague of St. Patrick School in Charlotte April 11. The school received the check and a pep rally from the NBA team for collecting 8,700 milk bottle caps, more than any of more than 246 schools that participated in the contest. The cap collection project is part of a national program, sponsored by grocery store chain Harris-Teeter, which emphasizes the importance of balanced nutrition in a good diet. The 5-foot-2-inch Montague wore heels to minimize her height difference with the 6-foot-10-inch Okafor.

April 14, 2006  

Catholic News Herald - Serving Christ and Connecting Catholics in Western North Carolina. The official newspaper of the Diocese of Charlotte...

April 14, 2006  

Catholic News Herald - Serving Christ and Connecting Catholics in Western North Carolina. The official newspaper of the Diocese of Charlotte...