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March for Life high school pilgrims from diocese tell of ‘life changing’ experience

The center spread of the Feb. 2 issue of The Catholic Post included photos and brief comments from diocesan Catholic high school pilgrims to the Jan. 24 March for Life in Washington, D.C. Some of the young pro-life pilgrims share their experience in greater detail below.

By plane, metro trains, buses, and some very crowded automobiles, hundreds of pilgrims from the Diocese of Peoria traveled to Washington, D.C., to take part in the Jan. 24 March for Life and related events. Among them were contingents from five Catholic high schools in the diocese — Peoria Notre Dame, Central Catholic in Bloomington, […]

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Nearly 250 high school students from diocese among March for Life throng

The High School of Saint Thomas More in Champaign sent 28 students to Washington, D.C. Here they hold a Sabers for Life banner on the steps of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. (Provided photo)

Whether they got there by bus or by air, the nearly 250 high school students from the Diocese of Peoria were in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 19 to walk. And pray. “I wanted to go on the March for Life in order to stand up for the dignity of each and every human life, both […]

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The High School of Saint Thomas More wins IHSA Class 2A state volleyball title

The Sabers of The High School of Saint Thomas More in Champaign pose with the Class 2A state championship trophy they earned with a 3-set win over Quincy Notre Dame on Nov. 11 at Redbird Arena in Normal. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

  NORMAL — History will record that The High School of Saint Thomas More in Champaign won the Illinois Class 2A volleyball championship on Saturday, Nov. 11, at Redbird Arena here. And yes, on that afternoon the Sabers rallied to defeat Quincy Notre Dame in three sets — 18-25, 25-19, and 25-21 — to claim […]

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Nationally recognized STM volleyball player serves and leads off the court, too

Mica Allison (13) and teammates from The High School of Saint Thomas More in Champaign including Olivia Nogle (9) and NaKaya Hughes (6) celebrate a recent home win. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

CHAMPAIGN — Mica Allison is a nationally recognized volleyball player, but the 6-foot senior at The High School of Saint Thomas More here is looked up to off the court as well. Sincere, faith-filled, caring, positive, giving, fun, hard-working, humble, a good example — those are just some of the adjectives those who know Mica […]

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The High School of Saint Thomas More’s Krista Hinkley is Distinguished Teacher

"I love Saint Thomas More. I love being a part of Catholic education," says Krista Hinkley (center), one of two educators recognized this year by the Office of Catholic Education as Distinguished Teachers. (Provided photo)

CHAMPAIGN — Krista Hinkley never wanted a job that would just pay the bills. She was looking for something she could love and feel passionate about, something that would never leave her feeling like she was counting down the minutes to the end of the day. Serving as an English teacher at The High School […]

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