Everest Academy Students Answer Life's Questions at Catholic Schools Week Catechism Contest

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Everest Academy of Lemont, a private Catholic School of Academic Excellence held its Annual Catechism Contest on February 1st to challenge its students to know and love their faith. Students from Kindergarten through Eighth Grade competed during their Annual Catholic Schools Week event answering some basic questions about the meaning of life.

Everest Academy Middle School Students Win Catechism Contest during Catholic Schools Week

“The Catechism Contest is a combination of healthy competition and fun,” declared Ms. Molly Maher, Dean of Students at Everest Academy, and a member of Everest's Formation Team.

What is the Church? What are angels? What is the Bible? What is the most important part of Creation? These are some of the questions that students answered at the Everest Academy Catechism Contest during Catholic Schools Week. The seventh and eighth graders had a greater challenge answering questions such as, “Can man understand God’s plan through reason alone?” “Who is the father of Jesus Christ?” and “What is the virtue of justice?”

Everest Academy, a private Catholic School of Academic Excellence held its Annual Catechism Contest on February 1st to challenge its students to know and love their faith. “The Catechism Contest is a combination of healthy competition and fun,” declared Ms. Molly Maher, Dean of Students at Everest Academy, and a member of the Formation Team. “Students at Everest receive a solid formation in the Catholic Faith in order that they can live their faith and go out and make a difference as leaders in their community,” stated school Chaplain Father Kevin Baldwin, L.C.

Prior to the contest, students at every grade level, preschool through eighth grade, participated in class competitions. The top two students from each class were formally recognized at the school-wide Catechism Contest on February 1 before the group and team competition began. The team competition is held before an audience of parents, teachers and grandparents in a positive spirit of team competition.

The Lower School Class Winners included: Kindergarten Abigail Hogan of Lemont and Danny Wrzensinski of Orland Park, Grade 1 Caylee Hamilton of Lemont, Grade 2 Michael Lawler of Lemont, Grade 3 John Beecher of Lemont, Grade 4 Connor Duffy of Lemont. Middle School Class Winners included: Grade 5 Patrick Peters of Homer Glen, Grade 6 Julia Delgado of Joliet, Grade 7 Jack Zabilka of Lemont, Grade 8 James Beecher of Lemont.

Everest Academy is an independent Roman Catholic school in Lemont educating children from preschool through eighth grade. The teachers and staff are dedicated to forming the whole child by providing the highest level of academics, by building strong character, and by preparing generous leaders ready to serve the community. To learn more about Everest Academy’s approach to education, please contact Coleen Mast at 630-243-1995 or visit http://www.everestadvantage.org.

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