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Do you remember your favorite teacher? (,continued) the Franciscan Order. School was not my cup of tea. I just knew I couldn't do it, so why try. Then in 1943, Sister Conrad Marie came ln: my life. She was kind and understanding. I would say, 'But would reply, 'Oh, sure you can. 'And with her help and faith in a lot better. She also taught my husband, Clarence, in 1939 at St. School in Evansville. He agrees with me that she was a special would like to know if she is still on this earth or in heaven. I know loves her deeply, because we do. Rosalie Lisa Wu, St. Benedict School, Evansville, 1992: I will never forget Mrs. Wu. my sixth and eighth grade teacher. She was always supporting me, she ahvay cared and Airs. Wu ahvays made me feel good about myself. I had some problems and if it wasn't for Mrs. Wu and my parents, I proba- bly wouldn't be where I am today! Thank you so much, Mrs. Wu! Constance Knight Evansville Staff at Good Shepherd School, Evansville, 1992-93: We have something special abouL each teacher we have had at Good She 1985  I remember Mrs. Mill's smile and encouragement. 1986  The day Mrs. Scheessele walked me to my car because I was sick. 1987  Mrs. Van Hoosier let me stay after school and help her. 1988  Mrs. Woolen always has a smile for us and a helping ban, 1989  Thank you, Mrs. Kolle, for teaching different cultul their dances. 1990 -- I loved learning about nature and creatures and room with them, Mrs. Frey. 1992  Mrs. Herrin, thank you for making me feel important and:i a laugh every day.  1992  Airs. Reitman, you have taught me how to live my through your teaching. Troy and Kristen Sister Mary Francis, Mater Dei High School, Evansville: My favorite teacher was Sister Mary Francis at Mater Dei. She al- ways seemed to have a smile for all of us. She ahvays was at the athletic events and extracurricular activi- ties. She was a lot of fun. I always looked forward to going to typing and shorthand because of this won- derful person. Susan Lutz Evansville Sister Leona Schlachter, O.S.B., first grade, St. James School, St. Sister Laetitia, O.S.B., fifth grade, St. Benedict School, Evansville, 1971-72: Thank you for:In the fifth grade, giving me the love of reading. I am such a readaholic, I sometimes have five books going at the same time. Susie Wiles Evansville " AdaGl,  Dahlgren High School, Dahlgren, IlL, 1953-1957: Thank you for: Giving a lO-question quiz everyday. I had to study every day for Latin and world history, I was valedictorian and I now have five honor student children. Doris Arnold St. Wendel Marce Halbig, fourth grade, Westside Catholic Consolidated School, Evansville, 1991-92: My fa- vorite teacher is Mrs. Halbig. I remember her when we made a teepee and we put it in the back of the room. She was always funny and nice. [ really en- joyed being in her class. Becky Lutz Evansville Gerald Grannan, Mater Dei High School, Evansville, 1992: Thank you for: All you have taught and given us the last couple years. You've taught us that hard work and belief in ourselves will get us wherever we need to go and we will remember that forever. Mater Dei band members Leslie Townsend, St. James School, St. James, 1992.3: My name is Michelle Langtan and my teacher's name is Miss Townsend. She is 22 years old andthis is her first year at St. James School in Haubstadt. I also live in Haubstadt. She likes Purdue University and so do five other people in the class, but about six other people like Indiana Univer- sity. This Christmas on the last day of school, lVfi'ss Townsend got a lot of things that involved Purdue. A lot of us go around and around when Indiana beats Purdue or Purdue beats Indiana. Miss Townsend is a very nice teacher and has a lot of ideas to help us learn.   . Michelle Langton   , .... Haubstadt Sister Yrancis, Mater l)ei High School, Evlle, 1969: Sister Francis was my fa- vorite tcher becaUSe she always let me sleep during typing class. She told the other kids, not to wake me up, Sister Francis said I needed my sleep more than !he,dedtyping. David Moll Evansville Sister Conrad Marie, St. Agnes School, Evansville, 1939.43: There a teacher who made a di/ference in my life, Sister Conrad Marie of A teacher at St. Bernard School, Rockport, uses a hand puppet to teach her students building self-esteem and drug and alcohol prevention. -- Message file photo James, 1980-81: One of my favorite memories of my eight years at St. James School in Haubstadt is of my first grade teacher, Sister Leona Schlachter, O.S.B. She hod a way of making learning fun for our class and encouraging us to always do our best. I remember her telling us to always do things "neatly, nicely, and to the best of your ability." Even now when I have something important to do I think of those wards. First grade is an important year because it shapes the attitudes kids have to. ward learning. I hope every kid is lucky enough to have a first grade , teacher who will make a positive influence on the rest of their lives, r., Thank you, Sister, for the religious ribbons and the shiny pebbles! Laura Jean Debbie Hines, Pat Ostrander, Lisa Austin, Peggy Coomes, Carol Will, Holy Redeemer School, Evansville, 1990-93: This is a story that began in August at Holy Redeemer School. My son carny from a school that had no time for him. I was desperate to find a Christian school. Father Bill (Wargel) was so wonderful to talk to. I wanted God to be a part of my son's life every moment. Dustin's second grade teacher was Deb- bie Hines. She and Mr. McDonald, princz- pal at the time, took control and put my son's life on the path of learning. With low and determination, Mrs. Hines never up. She knew somewhere hidden was tle boy she could help. Mr. it also. He found my son a tutor right there at school who was also ing to reach out with love and kindness, That was when we met Pat Ostronder. She worked with him twice a  week and through the summer, also having confidence that he could make it. That was a rough year but on a scale of one (to 10), my son Continued on next