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The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana ? :,t, ,: i!(ii iili ,i! barge. Kathy Sergesketter, Anna Filbert, Barb Luig, Kim Sergesketter, Barbara Liffick and Dr. Thomas Liffick are coaches. -'rolect Lead St. Wendel School, St. Wen- del, has been chosen to pilot Project Lead, according to Ann Friedman, principal. The pro- gram is being designed by Jutie Hart from the Purdue Extension Office and Sergeant Don Jackson from the State Police Depart- ment. Project Lead will cover such topics as laws, law enforcement, say NO to drugs, and solutions to common problems. Students in grades five and six will be participating in the program. Poets Gene Elpers and Ryan  Keith, students at St. Benedict School, Evansville, are win- hers in the 1994 Poetry Celebra- tion Contest, held in conjunction with the Ohio River Festival of Arts. Mater Dei's Academic Super Bowl Team The Academic Super Bowl Team at Mater Dei High School, Evansville, dominated the corn- See SCHOOL Page 11 !:(i a fourth grader at St. Joseph School, Vanderburgh County, curls up in forest. -- Message photo by Mary Ann Hughes the corner of a School, County, is a for students and a rain forest. once featuring been trans- tropical plants, and monkeys, a and a waterfall. the sounds of to get the effect of Schroering, teachers started A couple of primary teachers talked about it and everyone kept adding to it." Sister Schroering said her stu- dents "don't ever go to their classrooms when they come to school. They come here to see what's up." While there are books about the rain forest for the students to read, many "just sit. It's very soothing. "The students definitely get the effect of a rain forest." Happy Birthday! JoAnn Layman, chief admin- istrative principal at Westside Catholic Consolidated School, Evansville, celebrates her birthday May 9. Gerry Adams, principal of Memorial High School, Evansville, celebrates his birth- day May 15. Resurrection's Academic Team Members of the Academic Team at Resurrection School, Evansville, include Jeremy Herrmann, Michael Backes, Mindy Schenk, Mark Bauer, Kyle Babcock, Aaron Roden- berg, Meaghan Topper, Meg Liffick, Leigh Ann Lannert, Kevin Backes, Julia Schenk, Laura Knspp, Sarah Booher, Patrick Lamble, Michelle Zirklebach and Heidi Ten- Reading around the World Holy Family tudents and teachr btve just completed their flights "around the world'  As the sttident''0;e' ............ : from continent to continent in a reading program, they were awarded prizes for their efforts. Angela Dickson was the most avid reader with 17,000 pages followed by Cade Knies, Kelli Durcholz, Jonathan Wittman, Trent Lannon, Nicholas Miller and Vanessa Khuong. Above are some of the school's top winners. ng :il ]lennett, prin- the Baptist has been State s task will be to le adoption Bennett In looking" at six, seven and H Ither Plus St. Mary )urg, cele- 12. emergut, a ...... !ii00 i ii!i00i iii !i!!i!i!i !!/ member of the Urban Ministry team, celebrates his birthday May 13. Anniversary of ordination Father Wilfred Englert, pastor of St. Joseph Church, Evansville, was ordained a priest May 9, 1986. Father Robert Bultman, pastor of St. Francis Xavier Church, Vincennes, was or- dained a priest May 13, 1967. Father Michael Hamel, a diocesan priest currently on leave, was ordained a priest May 13, 1967. Father Richard Wildeman, pastor of St. Joseph Church, Vanderburgh County, was or- dained a priest May 13, 1977. Father Adolph Egloff of Vincennes, a retired priest of the Diocese of Evansville, was ordained a priest May 14, 1940. Father John Finis of Taswell, was ordained a priest May 14, 1940. Father David Martin, pastor of St. Simon Church, Wash- ington, was ordained'a priest May 14, 1976. Deacon anniversaries Richard Preske, pastoral as- sociate at Holy Rosary Church, Evansville, was or- dained a deacon May 9, 1981 Lancaster Dow Jr. of St. John Church, Evansville was ordained a deacon May 14, 1978. Gerald McFall of Evansville was ordained a deacon May 14, 1978. Joseph Sturgis of St. John Church, L0ogootee, was or- dained a deacon May 14, 1978. Donald Tucker of St. Bene- dict Church, Evansville, was ordained a deacon May 14, 1978. Joseph Blankenberger of St. Wendel Church, St. Wen- del, was ordained a deacon May 15, 1977. David Franklin of Corpus Christi Church, Evansville, was ordained a deacon May 15, 1977. Richard Grannan of St. Agnes Church, Evansville was ordained a deacon May 15, 1977. .rancis Hillenbrand of St. Joseph Church, Vander. burgh County, was ordained a deacon May 15, 1977. Joseph Seibert of St. Ru- pert Church, Red Brush, was ordained a deacon May 15, 1977. Student government Rory Gillingham of Wash- ington has been elected to the College Council at St. Mary-of- the-Woods College. Vocations Benedictine Sister Rose Mary Rexing, vocations direc- tor for the Sisters of St. Bene- dict, Ferdinand, participated in a national vocations and com- munications education meeting in St. Paul, Minn. Outstanding in Service Valerie Thomas, the daugh- ter of Paul and Lori Thomas of Huntingburg, has been se- lected as the overall YES! (Youth Excelling in Service) award "in- ner. The program is sponsored by Marian Heights Academy, Ferdinand. Nominees for the award in- eluded Samantha Bowers, Rockport; Angels Dickson, St. Anthony; Michele Foxen, Jasper; Renee Gelarden, Evanstone; Kristen Hobbs, Ferdinand; Abby Linette, Jasper;, Sam Meyer, Hunting- burg; Kent Sander, Jasper; Jyi Wibbeler, Holland, and Jennifer Wiederkehr. St. Meinrad. Resignation Barbara Engelland is step- ping down from her position as pastoral minister at St. Theresa Church, Evansville. In a letter to the parish, she writes, "After many prayers, it appears God is moving me on my journey. The way is still unclear, hut I believe that by trusting in His Divine Providence and care the door will open to my next step. Prayer and discernme'nt are what I am called to do now.  Parish elections Tom Bennett, Chris Borowieeki, Steve Elliott, Terry Keil, Richard Klein and Donna Schroering have been elected to the Parish Council at Holy Rosary Church, Evans- ville. Judy Carter, Charleen Spear and Liz Whitledge have been elected to the Holy Rosary School Board. Please send information for AROUND TIlE 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- tion.