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Students from four area Catholic High Schools


  • How God has Walked with Me Through High School


March 4, 2016 - doors open at 11:15 AM    


Tangier Restaurant
532 W. Market St. Akron 44303

For the March program of First Friday Club of Greater Akron, students from four area Catholic High Schools will speak on the topic How God has Walked with Me Through High School.

ARCHBISHOP HOBAN will be represented by senior Avery Bable, daughter of Angelia Bable, and a member of House of the Lord, Akron. Ms. Bable attended National Inventors Hall of Fame Stem Middle School. Ms. Bable was the announcer at some of the Hoban varsity football games this past season. Hoban is a co-ed Catholic high school in the Holy Cross tradition. The Holy Cross tradition is a balanced, integrated, holistic approach to education where knowledge and faith converge. For more information, see Hoban.org

OUR LADY OF THE ELMS will be represented by senior Alexandra Eicher, the daughter of Mary and Donald Eicher, and a member of St. Basil the Great Catholic Church, Brecksville. Ms. Eicher was home schooled for elementary school. Ms. Eicher helped start PAVE (People Against Violent Encounters). Our Lady of the Elms School is an independent Catholic school rooted in the Dominican tradition that educates girls and young women to listen openly, evaluate wisely, speak bravely, lead justly, and serve compassionately. The Elms’ preschool through kindergarten is co-ed. For more information, see TheElms.org

ST. VINCENT-ST. MARY will be represented by senior Elizabeth Paydo, the daughter of Ron and Kathleen Paydo, and a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Wadsworth. Ms. Paydo attended Sacred Heart School. Ms. Paydo is one of four children and has experienced a steady flow of foster children for the past eight years with as many as six children at a time. St. Vincent-St. Mary, a co-ed school, was formed in 1973 by the merging of the two oldest Catholic schools in Akron. In the spirit of the Gospel, St.V-M is committed to educating the whole person: to lead and to serve, enlightening the mind, developing the body, touching the heart, and inspiring the soul. For more information, see StVM.com

WALSH JESUIT will be represented by senior Molly Onders, the daughter of Kathleen Onders, and a member of St. Basil the Great Catholic Church, Brecksville. Ms. Onders attended St. Michael School. Ms. Onders has been on the Walsh cross country team for three years and made the state finals as a sophomore. Walsh Jesuit, a Catholic, Jesuit high school in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, offers a college-preparatory curriculum in a caring, supportive atmosphere that fosters intellectual curiosity and value formation. The motto, Men and Women for Others, is at the heart of the school's mission and aptly reflects the desire to develop young men and women of competence, conscience, and compassion. For more information, see WalshJesuit.org

Coming in April

Tom Carone, President St. Vincent-St. Mary High School
Topic: Stories of Faith