1/19/2012 2:41:00 PM Enter to learn and leave to serve at La Salle Prep
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Elise Christoferson, La Salle Prep senior, and sisters Carly, a 2010 graduate, and freshman Kate on service trip to Thika, Kenya.
MILWAUKIE — La Salle Prep students and staff answered the call to serve repeatedly over the past year.
Staff members Irv Latincsics, Stephanie Blumenson and Bill George participated in the Lasallian service trip to India.
Blumenson, La Salle’s director of service, describes service as an opportunity to witness one’s commitment to Christian values, become a socially aware citizen while also fulfilling practical and specific needs in a community.
“I am so glad I came to India. I know how truly blessed I am and I’m so thankful for this opportunity," said Blumenson. "I fell in love with those boys and felt God’s presence in them. This trip will be with me forever.”
“I was so impressed by the efforts of the Brothers and their partners for the people of southern India," said George. "They are truly doing the work of the Founder. ‘Salvation through education’ for all is at the core of their vocation and it is bringing remarkable results to needy, loving and grateful people.”
La Salle 2010 graduate Carly Christoferson and her sisters, freshman Kate and senior Elise, traveled to Thika, Kenya, to volunteer at The Karibu Centre run by Orphans Overseas.
“Despite the ten, sometimes 11 hour days, each night we were anxious to go back to the center so we could play with the students, love the babies, and converse with the staff,” said Christoferson.
“Through service, La Salle Prep develops intelligent, caring, academically prepared leaders who understand the value of community and the rewards that come from giving of oneself,” Blumenson explained.
La Salle Catholic College Preparatory 11999 SE Fuller Road Milwaukie, OR 97222 (503) 353-1413 [email protected] www.lsprep.org Grades - 912 Enrollment – 630 Tuition- $10,580 Financial aid available. Applications due — Jan. 13, 2012 STEM Annual Showcase — Thursday, Feb. 2, 6 p.m.