Congratulations to the Student Council representatives for the 2017-2018 school year! We look forward to their leadership!
In conjunction with the American Red Cross, the Student Council hosted a blood drive on October 31. Donors consisted of community members, Mater Dei juniors and seniors, and faculty members. Pictured (left) is Zach Honer with Student Council volunteer Sophia Lager; and (below) Mr. Gary Pollmann, with his daughter, Riley, who also donated. From the 92 donors who presented to donate, 73 units were collected.
Mater Dei students and faculty continue to demonstrate generosity for those in need. Through the friendly competition between the classes, the Penny War, sponsored by Student Council, $332 was donated to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. In honor of Fr. Vince Haselhorst’s 80th birthday, through events sponsored by the Mater Dei chapter of the St. Vincent de Paul Society, MD students donated over 100 gently worn shoes and the funds needed to purchase a stove. These items will be donated to families in Guatemala. A “Dress Down for Babies” day, sponsored by the MD chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), $1,370 was donated to the March of Dimes.
The Mater Dei Scholar Bowl team and its moderator Mr. Scott Timmermann hosted its annual Grade School Scholar Bowl Tournament on February 4. Twenty-seven teams participated in the event from grade schools throughout Southern Illinois. Mater Dei Scholar Knights read questions, kept score, and assisted teams throughout the tournament. Members of the Mater Dei Student Council sold concessions for the tournament. The trophies were provided courtesy of Hardee’s.
Earning first place in the grade school tournament was St. Clare, second place was St. Rose, third place was Triad, and in fourth place was All Saints Academy. The consolation championship was won by Our Lady Queen of Peace.