OLL Students Support Veterans

OLL Volley for Vets team raised funds to make care packages for veterans.

Our Lady of the Lake School students have been showing their support for veterans. Each year, the 8th grade students visit Washington, DC, and learn about civic affairs. After visiting several monuments and memorials this year, the eighth graders decided they wanted to take action. They planned a double elimination volleyball tournament, through a program called Volley for Vets. The eighth graders gave their teams names and colors and invited the entire school to cheer them on! The project was a big success, and they raised $280. This money will transfer over to next year’s eighth grade class. They will work with Catholic War Veterans to make care packages for homeless veterans in the Cleveland Area.

Along with this good cause, the eighth graders also participated in a writing competition sponsored by the Catholic War Veterans. The patriotic essay theme was “What America Means to Me”. The following students were recognized for their outstanding essays: Noah Brazytis Placed 3rd and won $20 Tyler Hein placed 2nd and won $30, and Larry Osborne placed 1st and won $50. Larry has been invited to celebrate the Memorial Day mass at St. Vitus and read his essay in the celebration after mass. 

Sarah Gyorki

Mrs. Zigman is an 8th grade teacher at Our Lady of the Lake School.

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Volume 8, Issue 6, Posted 5:55 PM, 06.13.2017