Catholic School News
Cathedral seniors step up to the challenge
Catholic Foundation /
5/30/2012 10:58:59 AM
Last fall during the Catholic Schools Senior Mass, Michael Miles, a Cathedral alumnus from the class of 1970 and the founder of the Michael and Clara Miles Scholarship Fund, challenged each of the Catholic high schools' senior class to help support their schools by having each class raise $1,000. Cathedral High School, led by senior Mario Federico, answered the challenge by raising more than $500 for the inaugural student contribution to the Senior Class Fund, which will go toward financial aid.
Federico did it by using the revenue from the La Cate World Cup Final, an in-school soccer tournament that he set up to help raise funds to buy bicycles for children in partnership with a parish in Juarez. “I had set up the tournament back in January; we raised money to buy bicycles with the team entry fees. Later in the semester, Brother Nick (Gonzalez) approached me with the idea of charging admission to the final game and using that money to be our senior class gift,” said Federico who will be attending Loyola University in Chicago next fall.
“I'm really proud of Mario's leadership and initiative. He has a genuine heart to use his exceptional talents to serve those in need. Our school is very blessed by his example,” said Cathedral Principal Brother Gonzalez. “He will follow the example set by Mr. Miles of generous stewardship.”
Federico who is also a Gates Millennium Scholar Finalist and a recipient of the Miles Scholarship had the opportunity to present the check in person to Miles last month.
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