January 27, 2017

2017 Catholic Schools Week Supplement

Student shares three favorite things about her Catholic school

Gracie Ripperger’s brilliant smile reflects her love for her school—St. Michael School in Brookville. (Submitted photo)

Gracie Ripperger’s brilliant smile reflects her love for her school—St. Michael School in Brookville. (Submitted photo)

Special to The Criterion

Gracie Ripperger’s enthusiasm overflowed when she and the other members of the fifth-grade class at St. Michael School in Brookville were asked to write an essay about their school.

“Have you ever loved a place so much that you want to be there for the rest of your life? That’s the way I feel about St. Michael School,” she began.

She then shared her three favorite parts about her Catholic school.

“My number one favorite thing at St. Michael’s is Mass because I get to spend time with God. I get to be in God’s house four times a week. And I get to learn how to praise and follow God.

“My second reason is you have smaller classes, and I like that, because I get to be with one class. I get to make close friends, and I get more individual learning with teachers. The teachers are amazing inside and outside of school.

“My last reason is I get to play sports. I love this because you get a chance to have a team. I get a chance to have more physical activity, and I get to do something good for my school.

“I love these things because they make up my life. St. Michael’s is not just a school. It is my school.” †

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