LAKE OSWEGO — The art of shadow play has taken root at Our Lady of the Lake School. For the past two years, first- through seventh-graders have used the form of storytelling to recreate stories from the Old Testament — such as the David and Goliath and Noah’s Ark narratives. The stories were recorded and shared with the student body during an assembly.
It was a fitting weather combination for a day that acknowledged both heartbreak and joy. After raining all morning, the drops let up as soggy but smiley students wound their way down a muddy incline and gathered with an estimated 400 peers for Mass.
“Today is about amazing kids who get out of bed on a rainy day … to make the world just a little bit better for the kids who can’t get out of bed,” Regina Ellis told the teens. Ellis founded the Children’s Cancer Association more than 20 years ago after losing her 5-year-old daughter, Alexandra, to the disease.