Gulf Pine Catholic • March 22, 2019 22 Spotlight on Schools Theodor Seuss Geisel, commonly known by his penname, Dr. Seuss, was a writer, poet, and cartoonist. He is best known as a children’s author -- he released forty-six books for children. March 2 is a celebration of his life and works. Each year OLF Elementary hosts a special day in honor of one of their favorite authors -- Dr. Seuss. “Dr. Seuss books are unforgettable,” said Cindy Hahn, principal of OLF Elementary. “Just thinking about The Cat in the Hat or Horton Hears a Who puts a smile on your face. He reaches all of our students -- beginners to advanced. Thank you, Dr. Seuss, for your timeless works.” Pictured, Michelle Polovich’s PK4 class salutes Dr. Seuss. A large crowd of students, faculty, and families lined the hallways of the school, for the OLF Elementary Mardi Gras Parade. Special guests this year were 2018 King d’Iberville Keith A. Williams, Sr., of Gulfport and Queen Ixolib Katherine Camille “Kate” Rushton of New York along with members of their royal court. As the parade rolled through the hallways, beads and other assorted items were tossed to the spectators. “This is a great way to start the big Mardi Gras weekend,” said Cindy Hahn, principal. “It is important that our students take part in an important tradition of our local community”. Coach Finley Hewes held a free-throw shooting competition at OLF Elementary recently to select the group of boys and girls who represented the Falcons at the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Competition held at St. Alphonsus on March 9. Representing OLF in the nine-year-old division will be Raymond Ellis and Skye Mendez. Representing OLF in the ten-year-old division will be Quade Hollingsworth and Elizabeth Mustered. Representing OLF in the eleven-year- old division will be Will Nolte and Meredith Eleuterius and representing OLF in the twelve year-old-division will be Timothy Walter. Pictured, l-r, Carl Walker, Quade Hollingsworth and Dale Smith prepare for the free throw shooting contest. Our Lady of Fatima Elementary, Biloxi Based on the success of the golf program held last fall at Sunkist Country Club, OLF Elementary is installing a new putting green on our campus. OLF broke ground last week on a new 750-square-foot putting green. It will feature four (4) holes for putting practice. Along with the putting green, a full swing practice area will also be included. Coach Finley Hewes plans to put this new practice facility to work for the students at OLF Elementary. They wish to thank the Nolte Foundation for making this possible. Pictured are Carter McLeondon and Will Nolte.