Gulf Pine Catholic

Gulf Pine Catholic • April 5, 2019 22 Spotlight on Schools Fifth and sixth grade students from Resurrection Catholic School (RCS) hosted a car wash and pancake breakfast on March 16 at the elementary campus to benefit St. John the Evangelist Catholic School (St. John’s) in Panama City, Florida. St. John’s sustained devastating damage during Hurricane Michael in October. “During Lent, we focus on prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. This year we wanted the students to be able to actively participate in a service project, rather than just give a donation. Helping someone who suffered from hurricane damage seemed to be the perfect idea. We all remember what it was like,” said Maria Walden, RCS teacher. Kathleen Peek, another teacher at RCS, reached out to her friend, Father Luke Farabaugh from St. Dominic Parish in Panama City. Father Farabaugh directed Peek to St. John’s, one of the schools affiliated with his par- ish. St. John’s serves approximately 200 students in preschool through eighth grade and just celebrated their 60th anniversary last year. Like RCS, their mascot is an Eagle. RCS teachers Maria Walden and Laura Hudson, who oversaw the project, were overwhelmed by the support from the community for this project, which profited over $2,500. Walden remarked, “It was a huge success! We will continue to do more things like this.” Resurrection Catholic School, Pascagoula St. Patrick High School, Biloxi SPCHS Class of 2020 Member Teal Salloum has been selected for the 20th Annual Summer Leadership Institute For High School Students. The Summer Leadership Institute for High School Students is a partnership between the University of Mississippi’s Lott Leadership Institute and The University of Mississippi Division of Outreach’s Summer College for High School Students. The goals of the program are to develop leadership skills in young citizens and prepare them for college. In order to achieve these goals, the Summer Leadership Institute brings together student leaders from across the Southeast to earn college credit on the UM campus and to begin the study of leadership. SPCHS Class of 2023 members Emerson Morris and Thomas Owen have been selected to attend The Lott Institute for Rising Ninth Graders. This program is a partnership between the University of Mississippi’s Lott Leadership Institute and The University of Mississippi Division of Outreach. This is a program designed to develop critical thinking and leadership skills in soon-to-be high school freshmen. Its aim is to cultivate and inspire honest, compassion- ate, and responsive leaders who will focus on responsi- bility and stewardship.