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Celebrating Our Pillars

@StDominicHS on X
This week, which is dedicated to God, will be spectacular

Catholic Schools Week is back for another year of celebrating Catholic education nationwide, and St. Dominic has many special things planned. This year, the fun-filled week includes a toilet paper competition, a guest speaker, special treats for students, and a house assembly. However that’s not all, the week is brought to a thrilling end through the Winter Formal. 

To start off the week, we celebrate the Pillar of Service through the start of our annual TP drive. This year, the drive was made a grade competition, but it also contributes to house points. Along with the competition, students are allowed to wear any club or activity top, with uniform bottoms.

“I plan on wearing my cheer shirt so that way I can stay comfy throughout the day,” Freshman Alia Warren said.

On Tuesday, Dominic recognizes the Pillar of Study, in which we will give a warm welcome to catholic speaker, Michael Gormely. Goermely is a well known speaker who gives uplifting, and powerful speeches on our faith. Also on Tuesday, students will make cards to recognize and support our awesome faculty members. 

“A couple years ago I remember when a good speaker came to St. Dominic and he was great, so I’m excited to see what this one has in store,” Junior Mackenzie Carff said. 

The Pillar of Prayer is Dominic’s most important pillar, and on Wednesday, the community honors it through mass. During this day, students will dress in mass dress as we celebrate all school mass, for the first time since Christmas. This is also a special day because a handful of seniors are becoming Eucharist Ministers through a ceremony during the mass. 

“I look forward to Wednesday the most, because it will be our first mass back and the first mass of 2024,” Junior Bella Kremer said. 

On Thursday, Dominic celebrates our community. This day includes many perks for students, such as a free cookie at lunch time, and being able to wear any grade school or parish top, with uniform bottoms. Following school at 7:00 PM, is the ladies basketball senior night game, which has also been made a house competition!

“On Thursday I plan on wearing an old t-shirt I have from my old school, which was St. Joseph Cottleville,” Junior Bella Gerberding said. 

Friday rounds up Catholic Schools Week with a celebration of St. Dominic. The day ends with an all school assembly, where the community will celebrate Dominic through house competitions and school updates. During this day, the stained glass competition will conclude during empower hour. 

“We’ve only had a couple all school assemblies so I’m looking forward to the one on Friday, especially because the competitions are supposed to be fun,” Junior Ava Gandolfo said.

To conclude the week, the Winter Formal takes place Saturday night. The dance will be held in the small gym and starts at seven. Remember to buy your tickets by Friday, and enjoy a fun-filled Catholic Schools Week!


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Jenna Warren
Jenna Warren, Staff Writer
Jenna Warren is a Junior at St. Dominic. She is involved in Hosa and CRU at Dominic. She loves hanging with her friends and family!!  
Abby Woytus
Abby Woytus, Staff Writer
Abby Woytus is a junior at St. Dominic. She runs cross country and track, while also participating in CRU and NAHS. Outside of school, Abby loves hanging out with friends and family.

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