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Campus Crusade 2018 is a success – Scecina goes global

   Scecina students and staff presented a check for $1,000 to Theresa Chamblee, Director of Social Concerns for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. Front row (from left): Ariel Sutton, Principal Joe Brettnacher, President Joe Therber, Theresa Chamblee, Owen Begley, Elijah Clegg, Hannah Tyler, Judy Zhang. Back row: Philip Kozenski, Josiah Smith, Dean of Students Mark Paras and Physical Education Chair Kurt Guldner.

By Beth Murphy, Director of Marketing Communications 

Scecina students and staff competed in the annual Campus Crusade walkathon on May 4. As always, the walk aimed to raise money for Scecina ministries: need-based tuition assistance, academics, care of campus (facilities), student life (clubs and athletics), and campus ministry. 

The new twist this year was to reach out to the wider community and share the gifts raised through Campus Crusade. The chosen charity was Catholic Relief Services, and through the fundraising efforts of students and staff, Scecina raised $1,000 for CRS, which is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. CRS is the official international humanitarian organization of the U.S. Catholic Bishops. CRS, which seeks to end poverty, hunger and disease, works in 112 countries, reaching 121 million people each year. Simply put, Scecina students showed their global heart, i.e., their concern for others around the world. 

After the all-school Mass on May 16, Scecina students and staff presented the check to Theresa Chamblee, Director of Social Concerns for Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. 

Mrs. Chamblee wrote in her thank you to Scecina: 

”Thank you for your friendship to Catholic Relief Services and for thinking of CRS as a recipient of your Scecina Walk-a-Thon. 

Donations to CRS will go a long way in providing lifesaving services to the millions we serve in over 112 countries every year. It is through your generosity that we as U.S. Catholics are able to provide medical care, reverse malnutrition, open schools where there were none, teach drought resistant farming, aid refugees, provide employment and Fair Trade opportunities, and help end human trafficking. But it doesn’t stop there; it is through your generosity that we are able to assist our global brothers and sisters with water, food and sanitation when a disaster strikes. Though you may not physically walk beside our brothers and sisters around the world, you are very much represented to them through your prayers and sacrifices. 

Thank you again!” 

Students and staff raised nearly $12,000 for Campus Crusade. Eleven students raised more than $100 each, with Phillip Kozenski raising $320 and Judy Zhang $250. Among students who contributed $100 or more, Elijah Clegg won the drawing for $250. 

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