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Local teens show a lot of character

Just because St. John’s school closed down, it doesn’t mean there still aren’t some great kids coming out of the St. John system.
On today’s front page, there is a story about the St. John Life Teens, a high school youth program, hosting a winter wonderland breakfast to raise money to send individuals to a camp in Georgia.
The group worked extremely hard to provide food and fun for more than 60 families earlier this month as a means to send themselves to Life Teen Camp. Children who attended were treated to pictures with Santa Claus and the feeling that they were visiting the North Pole.
Notice that these students weren’t asking for handouts and actually put forth effort for the money they received. That is an excellent example of what adults hope to see in their youth as they grow to become the next generation of decision makers.
The money raised from serving the food and photographs sold, taken by local photographer Lisa Marak, will help the 30 youth and six adults attend the youth ministry camp this summer in Georgia. The cost to send a student to the camp is $400 and the group didn’t expect St. John to foot the bill.
We are very happy to hear that great things are still going on at St. John’s church. We hope this trend continues and those who were displaced from the parochial school never forget the lessons taught, because we are sure the lessons learned went beyond just book learning and included examples in morality and ethics.
St. John’s Life Teen is still taking donations for the camp. If you are interested in making a donation, call Chris Mummort at 972-878-8996.

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