January 26, 2018

2018 Catholic Schools Week Supplement

‘We were being what Jesus wants us to be,’ Seton High School senior says

By John Shaughnessy

Sarah GrayAs one of 24 seniors at Seton Catholic High School in Richmond, Sarah Gray offers an extensive list of the ways that a Catholic education has enhanced her life.

“It’s let me get a well-rounded education while helping me stay on track with my faith. Being in a small Catholic school, we’re really close to our teachers. They really focus on you as a person and on your learning.

“Plus we have theology class, we go to Mass at least once a week, and we pray in every class. That has helped me draw closer to God and my faith every single day.”

The student-athlete in volleyball and basketball says she also appreciates the opportunities her school has given her to live her faith, including a weeklong mission trip in the summer of 2017 when she helped in a homeless shelter in Virginia.

“It was cool seeing how we were being what Jesus wants us to be—being servants to people.”

She also savors the friendships with her classmates, many of whom have been together since they began pre-school at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School 14 years ago.

“That’s made us really close. Plus we go on retreats every year in high school, and that’s made us even closer. I’ve definitely grown in my faith because of the community we have here.” †

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