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More than 250 students, parents and alumni came together to celebrate student academic achievement on Sunday, February 10, gathering in the cafeteria during Senior Recognition Weekend. Fourteen of those students received scholarships funded by Campion alumni who were in attendance to present the scholarships and share their stories.
Alumni stories spoke of legacy, commitment, and pride in their school. There was a scholarship in memory of Campion’s first principal, whose family attended Campion for four generations. Another spoke of a family whose five children all attended Campion and whose mother served as a much-beloved school nurse for many years. One heart-warming story told of a sponsoring alumnus who wanted to give back to students after his life was changed more than 70 years later when he came back to Christ because of seeds planted at Campion Academy and during subsequent alumni reunions.
With parents and families watching, 76 Campion Academy students were honored for their academic achievement of a 3.5 or higher GPA for the first semester of this school year. Sixteen seniors were inducted into the National Honor Society and 10 juniors were recognized as provisional National Honor Society members and four students explained the meaning of scholarship, service, leadership, and character.
Principal Don Reeder and Vice-Principal Kent Kast spoke on the meaning of the honors and Campion Academy’s pride in the hard work and dedication of both students and staff.
Lonnie Hetterle, RMC's Education Director, commended students on their hard work and encouraged them to persevere, sharing stories about Michael Jordan and Walt Disney and the perseverance they exhibited.
The homemade crepes were delicious. The flowers were beautiful. The music, brought by students, was delightful. But the absolute highlight of the annual Scholars and Alumni Scholarship Brunch was watching students honored for their hard work and seeing alumni show their support.
RMCNews with Darcy Force