STA Celebrates Catholic School's Week
St. Thomas Aquinas Regional Catholic High School is joining Catholic schools across the nation in celebrating Catholic Schools Week January 31 – February 6. The 2016 theme is “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge, & Service.”
On Monday, February 1, STA honored Distinguished Graduate Judge Jeffrey Cashe, Class of 1991, at a Diocesan-wide dinner in Baton Rouge. The students also began the day with a ceremony at the flag pole honoring our Nation’s military. Tuesday is All-School Mass and Catholic Education Trivia Day, where the students will participate in trivia contests throughout the day. Wednesday brings the opportunity to focus on the service aspect of Catholic education, as the students raise funds for 2005 graduate Collin Rougeau Thomas and her family who lost their home in a recent fire. Several students will also attend the Diocesan Catholic Schools Week Mass in Baton Rouge. Thursday is the much-anticipated Grandparent’s Day Breakfast, honoring our grandparents and special senior citizens. The week concludes with Dominican Day on Friday, where the students will honor the Dominican heritage that STA is based on.
“Catholic education is truly a gift,” said Principal Jose Becerra. “Families sacrifice to send their children to Catholic schools so that they may experience both academic excellence and faith-filled education. National test scores, high school graduation rates, college attendance, and other data show that Catholic schools frequently outperform schools in both the public and private sectors. It is an investment in the future of our children and our communities.”
Photo ID: Hammond Mayor Pete Panepinto joins St. Thomas Aquinas Principal Jose Becerra and Holy Ghost Catholic School Principal Donna Wallette in recognizing Hammond’s two Catholic schools for their impact on the community.