The focus was on the students as the local schools in the area converged on one spot.
School administrators at Perry County School District 32, Immanuel Lutheran, and Saxony Lutheran spoke to members of the Chamber of Commerce at the Coffee and Connections event on Thursday at the Catalyst Center.
“Our mission is to foster the growth of each student,” first year St. Vincent Head of Schools and Principal Sarah Cato said. “We want to transform each student through faith and knowledge.”
Since Cato is rather new to St. Vincent she invited seniors Addison Cates and Lexi Bohnert to talk about their experience while at the school.
“Throughout my time here, I have learned a lot about faith, family and tradition,” Bohnert said. “St. Vincent allows its students to be part of a tight knit community that they know they can come back to. The smaller student body allows its students to have deeper connection with classmates.”
Cates expressed much of the same sentiments.
“St. Vincent was the third school I had attended, but little did I know when I walked through the doors that I would meet my forever friends,” Cates said. “Students and teachers welcomed me with open arms.”
After the seniors spoke longtime and recently retired teacher Tom Prost played his guitar and sang the St. Vincent theme song “Everywhere I Go.” Prost retired following last school year after more than 40 years at St. Vincent.
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