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Joe Patrick,'18, sharing a reading at a prayer service.

Joe Patrick,'18, sharing a reading at a prayer service.

Joe Patrick,'18, sharing a reading at a prayer service.

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Catholic Schools Week gives everyone to a reason to reflect on why they enjoy going to a Catholic school. Maria Klein, ‘19,  says, “Having the opportunity to go to a Catholic school means that I am able to express my faith and live out the call to be God’s witness, and that is very important to me,” Klein said.

Maria Klein, 19, playing against Wahlert’s rival Senior, who they beat.

Klein has been going to a Catholic school her whole life. She has been involved in softball, volleyball and basketball, all of which have enriched her in her faith.

Joe Patrick, ‘18, has also attended Holy Family schools since grade school. To him, Wahlert Catholic is family. “I know that my family at Wahlert is always going to be there for me; we are such a strong community,” he said.

But not everyone has gone to a Catholic school their whole life.

Anna Jensen, ‘20, transferred to Wahlert from Dubuque Lutheran School her freshman year. Jensen and her family have been happy with their decision to attend Wahlert.

“I love how service is a big part of the Wahlert community. It gives us the opportunity to reflect on how we can help each other out,” she said. Jensen is eager to continue doing service projects during the rest of her years at Wahlert.

Maggie Frederick’s, ‘20, parents have other reasons why they send their daughter to a Wahlert.

Maggie Frederick, 20, with her parents, Kirt and Jennifer Frederick, at her Confirmation.

“My daughter’s education is very important to us as parents, and having the faith-filled experience at Wahlert truly makes all the difference,” said Jennifer Frederick, Maggie’s mother.

In all, Catholic Schools Week reminds us of the special community Wahlert has. Between service projects and expressing faith, Wahlert Catholic offers plenty of ways for students to learn, serve, lead and succeed.

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