March 5, 2010

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Smaller schools focus on teaching values that are important in life

I want to thank The Criterion and Assistant Editor John Shaughnessy for the stories in the Feb. 26 issue about smaller schools’ athletic programs and their focus on teaching values that are so important in life.

As a member of the board of directors and liaison from the Sisters of Providence, who sponsor Providence Cristo Rey High School in Indianapolis, I am well aware of how hard the faculty and staff work to instill these values in all that they do.

Smaller schools have a multitude of challenges, and the faculty must often fill many roles. And, while the students might not have all the choices of a larger school, they do have the attention and care of each and every person working at the school.

Providence Cristo Rey’s mission is to provide a college prep Catholic education for students who otherwise might not have that opportunity.

Thank you for shining the spotlight on these students who are giving their best to realize a potential they never thought possible. It’s so much more than winning a game, and it carries on the best tradition of Catholic education.

- Providence Sister Marsha Speth, Vicar/General Officer, Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods

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