Monday, October 15, 2018
Toni Jane Pallatto - St. Theresa School (Little Flower)
CORAL GABLES | St. Theresa School was very successful in its attempt to win the Olympic Trophy at St. Brendan and Columbus Academic Olympics. The students brought home the overall large school division trophy from St. Brendan Olympics and the Division III Trophy at the Columbus Olympics.
“Twenty-five of our eighth grade students participated at St. Brendan’s, and 40 students at the Columbus Olympics,” said Gloria Marti, vice principal at St. Theresa. “We won 10 gold medals, 3 silver medals and 7 bronze medals at St. Brendan, and 8 gold, 14 silver and 9 bronze medals at Columbus. We are very proud of our dedicated students and teachers.”
Students who participate are mentored by their teachers. They receive study guides and put in additional study hours as they compete either individually or as teams in a variety of topics, including, but not limited to, drama, debate, math, science, language arts, history, general skills and STEM.
“We are there to support our students and those from other schools, building a team spirit,” said Carmelite Sister Rosalie Nagy, principal of St. Theresa School. “We want to encourage our students to use their God-given gifts and talents in a competition that is healthy and friendly, promoting our mission of Catholic faith formation, academic excellence and service in a nurturing, Christ-centered environment.”