Welcome to Catholic Schools Week! The National Catholic Educational Association coordinates this annual event to focus on the value Catholic education provides to young people and what this ministry contributes to our church and our society at large. This year the theme is "Catholic Schools: Faith, Excellence, Service". The De La Salle School strives daily to be such a community in Freeport. Our alumni are the evidence that we have been successful in our mission.
I can't think of a better way to begin Catholic Schools Week than to congratulate and celebrate the achievements and accomplishments of our eighth-grade class. Through much hard work and dedication, each one has been accepted to a Catholic high school of his choice. The schools they have been accepted to include; Chaminade, Kellenberg, Holy Trinity, Saint Anthony's, Saint Dominic's and Saint Mary's. These students have been presented with many challenges and obstacles and some have had to overcome major hurdles, yet all have achieved their goal of being accepted at a Catholic high school for the 2021-2022 academic year.
Each student along with his family and his teachers has had a role to play in his academic success. Our student's families place a high value on the education their sons receive. The faculty and staff of The De La Salle School give 110% of their time, talent and energy to ensure that the students entrusted to our care receive the finest Catholic education in the Lasallian tradition. This collaboration between home and school is a major factor for our student's academic achievements and success. Of course, none of this would be possible without the generosity and love that we receive from our benefactors and supporters.
Listed below are our eighth-grade students and the Catholic high school they have registered with for the upcoming academic year and HOPE to attend in September 2021: Congratulations Gentlemen!
Nicholas Aguire - Kellenberg Memorial High School
Justin Bishop - Kellenberg Memorial High School
Danny Bonilla - Chaminade High School
Jordan Casas - Chaminade Memorial High School
Ian Codio - Saint Anthony's High School
Willie Diaz - Kellenberg Memorial High School
Humberto Guevera - Undecided
Brian Hernandez - Chaminade High School
Frank Hernandez - Chaminade High School
Jostin Lamar - Kellenberg Memorial High School
Kelvin Lopez - Chaminade High School
Ronnie Lopez - Kellenberg Memorial High School
Jose Munguia - Kellenberg Memorial High School
Christian Torres - Kellenberg Memorial High School
Christian Portillo - Chaminade High School
Anthony Ulloa - Chaminade High School
Nasir Wilkerson - Holy Trinity Diocesan High School
Steven Zavala - Chaminade High School
Many thanks to all of the faculty and staff of The De La Salle School who not only continued to educate our students without interruption through this pandemic but who also found new, unique, and exciting ways to challenge the young men that God has entrusted to our care. In spite of all of the challenges presented by COVID-19 - The mission of The De La Salle School is ALIVE, VIBRANT and STRONGER than ever.
Live Jesus in Our Hearts ... FOREVER!!
William L. Gault