Latin language students at Holy Family High School in Broomfield participated in the annual Junior Classical League convention in Estes Park. Students earned ribbons for academic and creative competitions. Latin language students also joined Spanish and French language students for the World Language Day at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley. Tenth-grader Kylie Prymak, pictured above, and 12th-grader Palmer Fallet, were among students who competed in academic tests, arts and crafts, native speaking, wardrobe and other categories.
Holy Family High School senior Annie Nguyen received the President’s Volunteer Service Award for her for exemplary volunteerism. Nguyen has helped Holy Trinity Parish’s religious education program in Westminster and answered phones at the Good Samaritan Medical Center in Lafayette. She said it is “better to get out in the community than to stay at home, and it is a nice way to get to know people.”
Try prayer—it works
Seventh-grader Saraiah Morton (top, far right) of St. Louis School in Englewood won second place in a national contest called “Try Prayer! It Works!” Sponsored by Family Rosary, a ministry that encourages family prayer, the competition asks students across the nation to express their faith through art, poetry and prose.
The junior varsity girls’ basketball team from St. Louis School in Louisville finished first in the JV Division 4 class of the Catholic Schools Athletic League last season. The team of fourth- and fifth-graders won all regular season games followed up with an undefeated playoff and championship tournament. Members of the undefeated Lady Crusaders are pictured here: (front row from left) Addy Dalton, Kelly Bondurant and Bitsy Hayes; (back row from left) Kaitlyn Owens, Abby Coufal, Jaelen Giron and Marissa Frotten.
Academic decathletes shine in Cali
The Catholic Schools Academic Junior High Decathlon team from St. Thomas More School in Centennial, who finished first in the archdiocesan competition March 1 at St. Mary School in Littleton, competed at the California state competition April 5 in San Bernardino, Calif. Representing the only archdiocese outside of California, the seventh- and eighth-graders competed against nine other schools in a Logic Quiz, individual quizzes and the Super Quiz. The team is pictured here: (front row) Will Dennen, Justin McMichen, Gabrielle East, Makena Baldwin (Super Quiz captain), Lauren Olczak and Megan Rider; (back row) Sean Zoellner, Henry Holt, Gigi Pacheco, Rachel Searle, Theresa Nelson (Logic Quiz captain) and Mary Oancia. Nelson placed second in the fine arts category, Dennen placed third in literature, and overall the team placed sixth. Coaches included Cathy Dennen, Caroline McMichen, Robbin Yeager; and school sponsors are Barbara Markulik and Barbara Bafundo.