During Catholic Schools Week, Jan. 29 to Feb. 4, we celebrate what makes our Catholic schools special places of learning, faith formation and growth. Each day, we recognize a different member of the Catholic schools "family."
Today, we honor our students. Here's a brief testimonial from Anna Beck, a senior at Marian High School in Bloomfield Hills.
I have gone to Marian for all four years of my high school experience, I love it here. One of my favorite places to be in the world. I’ve been going to Catholic schools for 13 years. I always knew I wanted to go to Catholic schools from a young age. My parents would take me to Mass when I was at St. Regis, and I would think, "This is so exciting. When can I have the bread — the Eucharist?" I always knew Marian, a Catholic school, was where I wanted to be.
I loved the idea of getting to learn about God in school. Since I began at Marian, my faith has matured as I’ve matured. I was excited to learn about the sacraments, the teachings of the faith, and being allowed to talk about God in school.
When I entered Marian, I was very shy. I went to St. Regis, so I’ve been on the same plot of land for years. But I remember being very shy, not very confident. I don’t know how to put it, but I feel like I’m a totally different person than I was four years ago. I’m stronger, more confident, and my teachers have gone above and beyond in saying this is where I’m meant to be and where I learn what God has always meant for me to be.
—Anna Beck, Marian High School, Senior