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St. Mary, Blessed Sacrament win diocesan volleyball tourney

St. Mary in Greenville and Blessed Sacrament in Charleston came away with top titles in the 2013 Diocese of Charleston Youth Volleyball Tournament that was sponsored by Summerville Catholic and held at Bethany United Methodist Church in Summerville recently.

St. Mary’s Lady Ducks won the gold division in the senior bracket, which consists of seventh- and eighth-grade girls, by beating Blessed Sacrament’s senior team. John Paul II won the silver bracket against St. Mary Help of Christians in Aiken.

In the junior division, consisting of fifth- and sixth-graders, Blessed Sacrament took first place, followed by St. Francis from Hilton Head and St. Mary Help of Christians.

Jean Fox, athletic director at Summerville Catholic, said 10 teams participated in the tournament, which is in its third year.

St. Mary’s Ducks also won the Carolina Middle School Conference tournament and finished the season 25-0. Team photo, top: (back row, left to right) Coach Megan Soulsby, Caroline Collins, Hallie Palms, Emmy Dickerson, Claire Windsor, Grace Gullion, Lawren Cook, Anna Burkhardt, Olivia Kilton, Olivia Nelli, Caroline Cromer, Lisa Abascal, Elizabeth Tamura, and (front row, left to right) Cailin Sullivan, Chloe Tribolet, Ashley Gagnon and Lila Windsor. Photo and names provided.

St. Anthony opens library
GREENVILLE—Students and faculty at St. Anthony of Padua celebrated the completion and opening of the new school library recently. After a brief ceremony, the sixth-graders were invited to be the first students to browse the library and check out books.

St. John celebrates the world
NORTH CHARLESTON—The students at St. John celebrated United Nations Day recently with a prayer service and an international pot luck lunch. Each class studies one country and shares information through various projects. The students all bring in an international dish to share.


When the Saints come marching in
Students in the diocese honor All Saints’ Day every year by dressing up as their favorite saint. Schools hold a variety of events to celebrate the holy day, including parades and presentations on a chosen saint. Above left, students at St. Mary School in Greenville participate in a living museum to celebrate All Saints’ Day on Nov. 1. Kacy Lyvers portrays St. Teresa Benedicta, Josh Read is St. Raphael, and Reagan Lillibridge channels St. Joan of Arc. Right, James Keefer, a second-grader at St. Gregory the Great School in Bluf­fton, portrays St. James during a procession into Mass on Nov. 1 to honor All Saints’ Day.

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