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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

St. Thomas School Recognizes Community Heroes

Each year, as part of Catholic School’s Week, St. Thomas students raise money to order pizzas for local community partners in celebration of their contributions to Fort Thomas.

Teachers and students delivered the pizzas and personally thanked each organization. While there are countless people to thank each year, the school recognized the Fort Thomas Police and Fire Departments, Fort Thomas Florist, St. Elizabeth Healthcare, the Catholic Order of Foresters, Victory Community Bank, Vennefron, the Diocese of Covington, the Fort Thomas Board of Education, and Diefenbacher Greenhouses.

Teacher, Kelly Olliges, said “I had the great pleasure of taxiing students around to deliver pizzas to our community to thank them for all they do for us. Watching our students hand over decorated pizza boxes to those that dedicate themselves to the place we call home is an amazing experience. It’s a chance for our students to physically carry out our beliefs, to be love-in-action and express gratitude for those that serve us. It’s a beautiful full circle experience.”

St. Thomas School, which was recently awarded a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, has also been recognized as a Service Learning School of Contribution for the last 12 consecutive years. Service to the community is embedded in the curriculum of every class from Preschool through Grade 8.

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