Maisie McMahon, 8th

Maisie McMahon – 8th grader William Sloane Coffin Jr. once stated, “Diversity may be the hardest thing for a society to live with, and perhaps maybe the most dangerous thing for a society to be without.” Currently, the St. Thomas Parish is struggling greatly with the topic of diversity. In the next 50 years the [...]

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Owen Morrical, 7th

Owen Morrical – 7th grader To think about what might happen in the future we have to look at the past. In the past 80 years, St. Thomas Aquinas has been a leader in many different areas. Two of those are social justice and care for creation. These two things and more are what attract [...]

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Samantha Purdie, 5th

Samantha Purdie – Winner in 5th - 6th grade The St. Thomas Parish has been around for 50 years, and in the past years has made prodigious and welcoming changes. Over the next 50 years, the neighborhood will change and so will the parish. It will grow in parishioners and programs in the services for [...]

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Finn Christ – Essay Winner 7th-8th grade category Love and Care for Others What do I see in our parish in the next fifty years? This is an interesting question and can be seen from many perspectives. The perspective that I see it from is not the physical accomplishments, but the how we treat each [...]

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The Bloede Family Emmerson - Hi, My name is Emmerson. Claire - And my name is Claire. Emmerson - I am in 4th grade here at St Thomas. I have gone to school here for 5 years. Claire - I’m in in 2nd grade here and have been here 3 years. Emmerson - These are [...]

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