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It gave him more than just funny stories

By Darcy L. Fargo

Darcy Fargo

April 3, 2019

I’ve said it before, and I’m sure I’ll say it again: Marry those IHC grads.

My husband, a Watertown native, graduated from Immaculate Heart Central after attending Holy Family School for the elementary grades.

While Adam’s favorite tales of his time at IHC involved him cooperating with friends to stink bomb the library (he never got caught for that; if you attended IHC in the early 90s, now you know), standing up to a particularly tough teacher/religious sister and cultivating friendships, there’s no doubt his Catholic school education gave him more than just funny stories.

Adam is somewhat quiet and reserved. He enjoyed the relatively small size of his Catholic schools and the familial environment the smallness of the schools created.

It was in those Catholic schools that he developed his love of art and history, as well as his early artistic skills. It was in those schools that he learned the fundamentals of our faith.

While he still relishes the occasional prank or moment of mischief, Adam’s Catholic education combined with awesome parenting helped him develop into an outstanding man who values faith, thinks critically, exhibits more patience than any person I know and creates beautiful works of art.

While our diocesan Catholic schools certainly face challenges, they also do amazing, meaningful work. They provide all the state-required education, of course, but they also teach empathy and service; offer opportunities for enrichment; and, maybe most importantly, create communities of faith, love and support.

As our Catholic schools ramp up their planning and recruiting for the 2019-20 school year, consider supporting them in their efforts. If you have a school-aged child, enroll him or her in a Catholic school.

Even if you don’t have a school-aged child, there are many ways you can help. Spread the word about the benefits of a Catholic education. Contact your local school to see if there’s any way your skills, hobbies and talents could benefit the students/facility and do some volunteer work. Make a donation.

Our schools are worth it.

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