Category: Academic News
Congratulations to eighth grader, Isabella R., for being chosen as Our Lady of Peace School’s Aquinas Medal winner. The Aquinas Medal is awarded to one student from each school in the Diocese who embodies the qualities we seek to instill in our students. Saint Thomas Aquinas, patron saint of scholars, combined his powerful intellect with an all-embracing love of God. Saint Thomas labored, as do our schools, to impart knowledge infused with an awareness of God to those who learned from him. The Medal is not intended as strictly an academic recognition but to make visible those young people in our schools who enflesh the spirit of the school’s mission and the philosophy of Catholic school education. Bella will be recognized at the Bishop’s Dinner in Morgantown in April.
The Knights of Columbus held their annual essay contest on What it means to be a Catholic Citizen. Three of our 8th grade students had their essays chosen to advance to the regional level: Rece M., Isabella R., and Joel W. Well done! (Shown with Principal Maureen Kerr and K of C Council 12195 Grand Knight, Tom Burke)
OLP has always been committed to the integration of service and faith in action. The designation of our school as a Regina Service Learning Community recognizes our expansion of both research and reflection pieces to the actual service action. The process creates a full life learning experience for our students. We are thankful to Mrs. Shirley Carter and Mrs. Anna Marie Troianni for the awarded distinction from the Troianni Foundation in memory of her mother.