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The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana 7 corn- Catholic Con- lary School, Reward Re- is the result of / ii i: ;!= a suggestion from second grader Adam Ward. He suggested that Martha Render, principal, allow the WCCS Primary stu- dents to become involved in deci- sion-making "because they might have some good ideas." As their first recommendation, the committee recommended that 'students be allowed to bring graders took a refreshing food and friends" during Their classroom was pool and treats of shrimp Neeley, Lauren Hoffman ty McWilliams, for the board games to the cafeteria dur- ing their next reward recess. Render explained that the stu- dents are given extra recesses or reward recesses "for good behav- ior." Here are the suggestions from the first committee meeting: 1) Each room decides how many people will bring in games, 2) Extend reward recess to 30 minutes, 3) take good care of the game pieces and don't put pieces in your mouth. 4) No running, talk quietly, and don't throw pieces. i Resignation [ Students at St. James School, SL James, had as' Ann Moore, principal at Holy I cial treat recently: visitors from four countries Redeemer School, Evansville, [ talking about their culs, education d music. has informed the parish Educa- I Above, Shafiqa Ahmadi shows students ethnic tion Commission that she will clothing from Afghanistan. She is current a s, not be renewing her contract for | dent at Indiana University. The students also next year. I heard from students from Iran, Taiwan and the Rockport's Distinguished graduate Michael Obermeier has been named the 1996 Distinguished Graduate at St. Bernard School, Rockport. "This award recognizes those who have graduated from a Catholic school and who through service to their church, school and community continue to demonstrate those values upon which our Catholic faith tradi- tion is based," said Lee Berg, principal. National Merit Michael Speaker, a senior at Memorial High School, Evansville, has been named a National Merit finalist. District competition The Washington Catholic Busi- ness Professionals of American at Washington Catholic High School students attended dis- trict competition in Evansville. Award winners included Sandy Halter, third and tenth; Crystal Ricke, ninth; Mandy Hauser, seventh; Lueas Allison, sixth; Jessica Decker, first and third; Sara Bradley, fourth and tenth; Erik Gillum, fourth and eighth. Academic Decathlon Members of the Academic De- cathlon team at Memal High School, Evansville, won 52 medals and 13 award plaques in regional competition and the team placed third in state. Team members include Anne Amodio, Jamie Jones, Frank Komar, Michael Levell, Whit- ney Smith, Alena Stransky, Karl Staser, Courtney Ya- mamoto and Stacy Zeller. Music awards Band members at Mater Dei High School, Evansville, who received Division I ratings at state competition include Matt Schenk, Nicholas Helmer, Scott Mayer, Ryan Muenster- man, Lauren Brady, Mar- garet Halbig, Brian Wilde- man, Lauren Brady, Margaret Halbig and Jay Cartwright. Amy Frey received a Division [I rating. Math-A-Thon Fifty-five students at Pre- cious Blood School, Jasper, participated in Math-A-Thon ac- tivities for St. Jude Hospital: students raised $1,198 for the hospital. Please send information for SCHOOL NOTEBOOK to Mary Ann Hughes, The Mes- sage, P.O. Box 4169, Evansville, IN 47724. The deadline for copy is 9 a.m. the Friday before publication. L ter Jennifer DRE r at St. lletin, she to new life, lg go, and lrl our mu- to the S Inserts C)LVIN W Lord with one another. "God has blessed me three times with supportive families: my biological family, my reli- gious community, and you, the church community." Sister Miller will begin a sab- batical this fall, after ending her duties at St. Theresa. She has been at the Evansville parish for 16 years. Father Gene Sehroeder, pastor, has also announced the resignation of Eva Key, as Di- rector of Liturgy. "Eva has blessed us for almost 20 years with her gift of music, first as young high school organ- ist who played for some of the weekend Masses, then taking on the added responsibilities of being the organist for our choir and later taking on the job of Di-. rector of Liturgy." Happy Birthday! Father David Martin, pastor of St. Simon Church, Wash- ,LER & MILLER "Funeral Pro-Planning Since 1940" 424-9274 ington, celebrates his birthday March 12. Msgr. Jerome Neufelder, a priest of the Diocese of Evansville teaching at St. Meinrad School of Theology, cel- ebrates his birthday March 14. Father William Deering, diocesan director of worship, cel- ebrates his birthday March 16. Father John Davidson, pas- tor of St. Anthony Church, Evansville, and a member of the Urban Ministry Team in Evansville, celebrates his birth- day March 17. Anniversaries of ordinations Father Joseph Kane, pastor of Precious Blood Church, Jasper, was ordained a priest March 11, 1967. Father John Davidson, pas- tor of St. Anthony Church, Evansville, and a member of the Urban Ministry Team, was ordained a priest March 14, 1964. Father Raymond Kuper, pastor of St. Agnes Church, Evansville, was ordained a priest March 14, 1964. Father Donald Dilger, Mes- sage columnist and T,m'her of Scripture in the Diocese of Evansville, was ordained a priest March 15, 1959. He re- sides at 6621 Smith Diamond Rd., Evansville IN 47712. Father Francis Schroering, pastor of Sts. Peter and Paul Church, Haubstadt, was or- dained a priest March 15, 1959. Father Donald Brosmer, a priest of the Diocese of Evansville, was ordained a priest March 15, 1959. Eddie Rottel Jr. Scouting Award Adam Jahn was awarded the Eddie Rottet Jr. Memorial Scout Award during a breakfast at the K of C Home in Jasper. It was the sixtyrfirst time the award has been presented. He is the son of Jerry and Monica Jahn of Jasper, and a member at Holy Family Church, Jasper. Anniversaries at Sacred Heart Congratulations t. c topics at Sacred lleart Church, Vin- cennes, celebrating March wed.. ding anniversaries: Bud and Judy Steckler, 40 years; Bob and Ceil Ryder, 66 years; Bob and Rose Grumieaux, 45 years. Service award Helen Kremzar has received the Youth Service Award from the Boys and Girls Club of Evans411e. For the past nine years, she has been responsible for direct- ing and planning activities for the Junior Mental Health Asso- ciation. Highest award John Schroering, a member of Holy Family Church, Jasper, is the pient of the Sih*r Beaver award, the highest award bestowed by the Buffalo Trace Council Boy Scouts of America. , i, j ,j Please send information for AROUND THE DIOCESE to Mary Ann Hughes, The Message, P.O. Box 4169, Evansville, IN 47724. The deadline for copy is 9 a.m .......... the Friday before publica ...... t[oIL