PEOPLE, PLACES, THINGS

Social Justice classes at Towson Catholic High School joined forces with Immaculate Conception, Towson, to provide nutritious Sunday dinners for clients at Our Daily Bread Employment Center. This new venture partnering adults and teens serves more than a meal – it gives students an opportunity to learn from a higher generation about the graces of living the Catholic faith.

In return for being taught how to make meatloaf – a favorite of clients – students have asked if they may serve the food as well with their new IC partners.

Benjamin Galloway, class of 2009 at Loyola Blakefield, Towson, was awarded the Daniel W. McNeal Scholarship Award at the Mass of the Holy Spirit Sept. 12. Benjamin is a member of the National Honor Society, the Student Ambassador Program, and the Archdiocesan Youth Advisory Council. He is also captain of the school’s tennis team and has been playing piano with the Peabody Prep program for four years.

The award is given in memory of Dan McNeal, class of 1990, and recipient of the Loyola Alumni Medal who died in the World Trade Centers Sept. 11, 2001.

Sacred Heart of Mary School, Graceland Park, caught election fever Sept. 12 as they held their annual student council elections to elect these officers for the 2008-2009 school year: Nicholas Bahr, Brieanna O’May, Samantha Dixon, Danny Hammoudi, Jessica Carter, Samantha Concannon, Travis Clevenstine, Kathryn Skalski, and Sarah Stefanski.

The council plans to offer more service to the community, and has planned an Investiture Mass for Oct. 3, a Halloween haunted house, assemblies and bake sales.

The College of Notre Dame of Maryland, Baltimore, has chosen St. Thomas Aquinas, Hampden, for a service learning project partnership beginning October. Twelve college students majoring in education will work gratis one day a week with elementary students up to sixth-grade to gain hands-on experience while assisting students with math and reading. They will also help teachers create bulletin boards and grade papers. Through the partnership, the college hopes also to inspire children to pursue higher learning and/or teaching careers.

Six alumnae were honored by College of Notre Dame of Maryland, Baltimore, Sept. 20 at the Reunion Weekend luncheon: Dolores Warwick Frese, class of 1958, a University of Notre Dame, Ind., English professor whose gender bias lawsuit 30 years ago opened doors for women in academia, will receive the Elizabeth P. Hoisington Distinguished Alumna Award … Dr. Dorothy Brown, class of 1954 and the college’s 1996-97 interim president, will receive the President’s Medal … Sister Kathleen Cornell, S.S.N.D., provincial leader of the Atlantic-Midwest province, will accept a President’s Medal on behalf of the Schools Sisters of Notre Dame in recognition of their 175th anniversary … Sister Mary Ellen Dougherty, S.S.N.D., class of 1958, and Sister Kathleen Marie Engers, S.S.N.D., class of 1947, will receive the Service to Society Award …

Veronique Gugilucciello, class of 1998, will receive the Regina Russo Hammel ’41 Outstanding Recent Graduate Award … and Amanda Poppleton, class of 2003, will be inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame. Ms. Poppleton played basketball for four years and set 13 school records, 12 of which still stand today.

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