Marquette Catholic High School competed in its first every Dragon Boat Race for Dunebrook. Dunebrook is an organization that helps families be safe, healthy, and happy. Eighty percent of their services provide prevention through education and awareness with the other twenty percent going for intervention. All money raised for this event goes towards their ongoing programs.
Many area high schools also competed in this event. In the spirit of cooperation, some MQT students jumped in their boats to help. When not rowing, students from all of the area high schools where hanging out and getting to know each other. It was a true community event.
Marquette’s rowers: Maggie Beeler, JaVante Blakely, Joseph Bogan, William Bogan, Nico Cabela, Evan Chambers, Robert Gronemeyer, Evan Hebbe, Myah Jackson, Leo Lopez, Leo Lu, Dan Malave – captain, Matt Malave, Rogish Piecuch, Adam Pierzakowski, Adrian Reynolds - drummer, Gianna Tedesco, Jim Thomas, Sydni Thomas, Joe Wagner.
Our volunteers: Nicholas Andrews, Natalie Cloninger, Grace Lowry, Min Park, Reagan Seyring, Lisa Marie Martina Vasquez
In everything we do, we believe in challenging the traditional way of educating our students. We believe in thinking critically and inspiring them to do the same. We do this by encouraging them to be driven, to be global, to be passionate, to be connected, to find faith, to discover God and to work for the Common Good. We ask our students to embrace high expectations, to become exceptional and, ultimately, change the world.
Faith Formation: Service
Marquette Catholic High School
306 W. 10th Street
Michigan City, Indiana 46360
Marquette Catholic High School students visit Sharing Meadows every Friday to work and interact with their residents.
A 185-acre residential community located in LaPorte County, Indiana, Sharing Meadows consists of five villages: the Village of St. John, the Village of St. Vincent, the Village of St. Theresa, the Village St. Jane & St. Joan, and the village of St. Mary & St. Joseph. Each village is comprised of three homes, with each home being inhabited by two other-abled adults and a full-time steward. The Villagers (residents) have very full lives, adhering to daily work schedules that alternate their vocational training between birdfeeder and birdhouse construction, ceramics workshops, and computer labs.
This is a very fulfilling opportunity for MQT students and a very special way for them to share in God's work.
Marquette Catholic High School students work weekly at Reins of Life in Michigan City.
Their mission is to improve the quality of life of children and adults with disabilities through equine-assisted therapy
MQT students participate in extensive training to be able to work with the horses and Reins' riders.
Reins of Life provides a special outreach for MQT students to take part in and share their supportive nature.
Instructor of Faith Formation
BLAZERS at Work
Instructor of Faith Formation
Students participate in service experiences with their classmates, during school hours, with organizations like Reins of Life, Sharing Meadows and The Sandcastle Shelter- among others. Students are to work with their theology teacher to ensure the completion of their service expectation.
Many students perform service outside of the classroom - a good deed done - and are counted toward the Presidential Service Award and the service cord presented on Honors Day. Students who perform service outside of school are expected to write a personal reflection paper, which asks students to integrate faith and knowledge with their service experience, include photos and provide a letter of verification from the agency where the work was served.