Celebrating Catholic Schools Week
This week, Holy Names Academy joined Catholic schools nationwide in celebrating Catholic Schools Week. Students reflected on the value of their HNA education during theology classes and expressed gratitude to teachers and parents, who make Catholic education possible. On Tuesday, the student leadership team joined student leaders from archdiocesan high schools at a special dinner with Auxiliary Bishop Frank Schuster. In appreciation, the HNA community ran a sock drive, donating more than 1,500 pairs of socks to the St. James Cathedral kitchen.
Today, the Most Reverend Paul Etienne, Archbishop of Seattle, presided over HNA’s Catholic Schools Week Mass. As is tradition for this Mass, the school celebrated our diverse cultural heritages with readings, songs, and prayers of the faithful proclaimed in a variety of languages. Additionally, the Charlie Award was presented to Molly McKeon ’05. The Charlie Award is given annually to a member of HNA’s community who exemplifies the spirit of welcome that Charlie Wheelock, long-time member of HNA’s maintenance team, embodied. Molly has been our “utility player” this year—coaching, subbing, and assisting with a variety of supervision and administrative tasks.