School notes

St. Andrew collects food for poor

MYRTLE BEACH—Under the leadership of student council, students at St. Andrew shared their blessings with the hungry through a non-perishable food drive. For a month, children hauled bags and boxes full of food into their classrooms, collecting 1,767 items. Students decorated large baskets, filled them with food, and carried them to the altar during the Offertory procession at the Thanksgiving Mass. After, the bounty was delivered to Helping Hand of Myrtle Beach, a local food pantry.

Artists design winning Christmas cards





PIEDMONT—The diocesan office of Ethnic Ministries announced the winners of its third annual Multicultural Christmas Card Project in the Piedmont. Winning artists are: Christopher Calamia from Our Lady of the Rosary School in Greenville; Bella Cantrell and Katie Massey, both from St. Paul the Apostle School in Spartanburg; and Elizabeth Whelehan, a member of St. Mary Church in Greenville. The students’ artwork will be sold as Christmas cards, with proceeds going to the South Carolina Council of Catholic Women’s Piedmont Deanery.

St. Paul wins language contest

SPARTANBURG— Katie Massey, Adriana Sierra, Jessa Guillory and Drew Lyons competed at the Foreign Language Declamation sponsored by Clemson University recently. The students, all eighth-graders, were the youngest at the contest and brought home two first place awards and one second place award in the Spanish category.

St. Peter collects 300 lbs. of food

BEAUFORT—Students at St. Peter School collected nearly 300 pounds of canned and dry goods during their Spirit Week drive. The food staples were donated to Our Lady’s Pantry at St. Peter Church. The outreach serves those in need throughout the Lowcountry.

PoP goes crazy for a cause










TAYLORS—Students at Prince of Peace participated in Crazy Hat Day, with proceeds of $137 going to the St. Vincent de Paul Society.

St. Anthony earns art award

GREENVILLE—St. Anthony of Padua received Greenville’s Indie Craft Parade annual scholarship award. The award partners students in the After-School Arts Club with Indie Parade artists for demonstrations and enrichment. The program will focus on ways to incorporate organic and found objects in their artwork.

Sautter elevated to Eagle Scout

NORTH AUGUSTA— Noah Sautter, a parishioner at Our Lady of Peace Church, received the rank of Eagle Scout recently. For his project, he designed and built a Memory Prayer Garden at the church in honor of Father Daniel Havron, who was a member of the first graduating class from Our Lady of Peace School. The garden was dedicated on Sept. 1 and Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone visited it with Noah shortly after. Noah was assisted by fellow Scouts, parishioners, youth group members and his family to make the prayer garden come to life. The students from the school pass by the area on a daily basis.

Andrew wins leadership award

GREENVILLE— Claire Andrew, a junior at St. Joseph’s Catholic School, and Meby Carr, a history teacher, were honored at the annual Youth in Government Convention held in Columbia recently. Claire received the Terry Haskins Christian Leadership Award, which is presented to one junior who best demonstrates a commitment to Christian, servant leadership in her school, community, and at YIG. This honor includes a full scholarship to YIG the following year. Carr received the Bobby O’Rear Outstanding Advisor Award for 2013. The conference was attended by 1,300 high school students and 300 middle school students from across the state.

Other St. Joe students who received awards include: Sean Rusnak, who argued and won the constitutional bill challenge in front of the Supreme Court. Only one attorney is chosen among all the appeals teams for this honor. Noah Schammel, selected to attend the Committee on National Affairs next summer. Wil Magaha, received an Outstanding Statesman Award for the Senate. Kira Sawyers and Caroline Baer, whose bill was selected for an Outstanding Bill Award. Also, the entire high school delegation received the Premiere Delegation recognition for the 12th year in a row.

Students give to St. Anthony

GREENVILLE—The Student Council and Jr. Beta Club at St. Anthony of Padua sponsored a school-wide food drive in November. The students collected and delivered over 320 cans and non-perishable food items to St. Anthony’s Food Pantry, which helps feed the hungry in the local community.

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