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Student Blogs: Journey to the East

Posted by Thomas Nguyen on Apr 15, 2020 4:17:00 PM

Fr. Zoy meeting new families

The following blog comes from one of our students and was originally published in an issue of Hilltopics.

In the month of November, Fr. Zoy traveled to Saudi Arabia to attend a boarding school fair to assist in recruiting new students to St. Lawrence Seminary. Fr. Zoy stated, the purpose of this journey was to, “create a pipeline for future students.”

A Saudi Arabian Oil Company, ARAMCO, pays up to 90% of a student’s tuition to study abroad; therefore, it is an excellent market to promote Thomas Nguyen ('21) ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS... James O' Neill ('23) - new headphones Mrs. Daane - a vacation somewhere warm Mrs. Muten - for everyone to be healthy Mr. Schultz - for the MKE Bucks to win the championship Jarod Luna ('22) - a new tennis racket Ekin Her ('22) - Pokémon Sword & Shield Andrew Nguyen ('21) - Airpods Pro Mr. Van Asten - bike parts John Yoo ('20) - a warm fur coat Nedum Osuala ('23) - a gaming laptop Pio Nguyen ('23) - the Note 10 Fr. Pushparaj - to win in ping-pong Nelson Regalado ('20) - a free trip to Canada Philip Zampino ('20) - Nintendo Switch Hunter Braund ('20) - a scholarship Irving Miranda ('22) - Air Jordan 1s Aaryan Studden ('21) - FIFA 20 Angel Pagan ('21) - an ugly sweater Martin Pham ('21) - Zebra Yeezys Phillip Nguyen ('21) - an A in Biology II Minh Nguyen ('20) - a new ligament and IHOP giftcards Andrew Tran ('21) and make SLS an option for more families. Since Saudi Arabia places several restrictions on its citizens to express their religion openly, many families want to find an alternative to allow their children to study abroad without fear of persecution. During Fr. Zoy’s trip, he was able to meet up with many interested families. Fr. Zoy also visited and partnered with current student and alumni families.

After the boarding school fair, Fr. Zoy presided at Mass for the Filipino community and Rem David’s (‘22) family hosted a dinner. Overall, the purpose of the trip was to promote Saint Lawrence Seminary, a school that offers a safe environment for practicing Catholics, to different parts of the world. Fr. Zoy is very hopeful to return to Saudi Arabia to continue promoting SLS and meeting more prospective families in the future.

St. Lawrence Seminary is an all boys Catholic boarding school located in Mt. Calvary, Wisconsin. We welcome students from Minnesota, Illinois and across the United States. Inspired by the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the example of St. Francis of Assisi, St. Lawrence Seminary provides a residential college preparatory education in a living Catholic community nurturing mature, well-rounded men of faith. See if St. Lawrence is right for you and your son.

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