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8TH GRADE ESSAYS
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3 What makes Aquinas unique and how has this impacted you?
Essays are made anonymous and then evaluated and scored by a panel of judges to
determine the winning entries. This year's winners are Cecilia Rao and Jacob Sherman. You
may read their winning essays using the QR code.
CONFRATERNITY AND LEGION OF MARY
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his year Aquinas offered two opportunities to students in
Grades 4-8 to participate in optional faith commitments,
the Junior Legion of Mary and the Confraternity of the
Most Holy Rosary. These opportunities were offered in honor
of the diocesan Marian year.
The Junior Legion of Mary is a worldwide organization about
100 years old that is a spiritual army serving Our Lord under
the protection and guidance of Our Lady. Students in grades
4-8 are eligible to become Junior Legion members and as
members commit to a one-hour meeting each week to pray
together and share reports and to one hour of " work " each
week, promoting the faith through altar serving, distributing
sacramentals, inviting others to pray, visiting the sick, making
cards, and other similar activities.
The Confraternity of the Holy Rosary was an opportunity not
only for our Grades 4-8 students, but also for all our faculty,
staff, and parents as well. Aquinas hosted a group enrollment
in the Confraternity of the Most Holy Rosary on Wednesday,
May 17 and enrolled 43 new members. Members of the
Confraternity commit to pray 15 mysteries of the rosary every
week, including all Confraternity members in their prayer
intentions. In return, they receive the prayers of Confraternity
members worldwide, and also share in the good works and
prayers of the Dominican Order.
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Father Paul Marich, O.P. blesses the rosaries to be given to the new Confraternity members.
ach year the Aquinas PTO offers a $1,000 scholarship to one graduating male student and
one graduating female student. The recipients must be attending a Catholic High School to
qualify for the scholarship and the funds are applied directly to their tuition. To apply for the
scholarship, applicants write an essay that answers one of the following questions:
How has the Aquinas mission of Fatih and Reason prepared you well for high school and
for life?
Why are you grateful for the sacrifices your parents and your teachers have made to
provide you an education at Aquinas?

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