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Making the decision to enroll in a private, Catholic high school is an exciting one, but it also comes with its questions and challenges. Light on The Hill is designed to keep prospective and current students — and their parents — up-to-date on news, thoughts, and events relevant to the mission and values at St. Lawrence Seminary High School. 

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Rick Voell

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10 Tips for Lent

Posted by Rick Voell on Mar 11, 2019 12:18:01 PM

“Happy Lent!” “Have a good Lent!” These greetings sound like an oxymoron. In the midst of spiritual and physical discipline, introspection and ardor, ‘happy’ is probably the last word on my list during my Lenten journey. Yet, here we are entering our Lenten desert once again. What happens when we take time to step out of our daily, routine and possibly mundane lives for this experience in the desert? Let me break open a few spiritual disciplines that are deepened during our Lenten experience.

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Topics: Faith & Formation

Why It’s Essential for High School Students to Attend Mission Trips

Posted by Rick Voell on Jun 14, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Mission trips are opportunities for students to travel, experience cultures, learn about the world, and make a difference in communities. Mission trips, like St. Lawrence Seminary High School’s mission trip to McAllen, TX, bring much needed assistance to the community and provide an enriching experience for students. 

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Topics: Faith & Formation, Mission & Values

Why Community Service is Essential for a High Schooler

Posted by Rick Voell on Jan 31, 2017 2:15:00 PM

Some boarding schools offer excellent opportunities for students to get involved in service-related activities. Similarly, many boarding schools provide ample opportunity to combine community service with a high school curriculum. Combining community service into the regular routine of a high schooler’s schedule is a poignant teaching tool for the maturing adolescent.

Note: If you’re interested in learning about St. Lawrence Seminary High School, we invite you to download our guide outlining The Weekend Visit Experience at St. Lawrence.

So what are some of the benefits of community service?

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Topics: Mission & Values

3 Reasons Why You Should Consider Going to a Boarding School for High School

Posted by Rick Voell on Nov 15, 2016 11:49:00 AM

Many parents decide to put their children in a traditional high school setting without considering the benefits of an alternative high school experience. But if parents would take the time to research and consider choosing boarding school for their high school-age children, they might realize the various benefits of an option like boarding school over traditional high school.

So, what are the benefits of boarding school?

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Topics: Boarding School for High School, Academics