Promising Year for Education and Athletics at St. Francis

By Tim Murphy

The school year is well underway for the Golden Knights, starting with a two-day orientation program, which served both incoming freshmen in their transition into high school, and also provided leadership opportunities for members of the upper classes.

The Golden Knights participated again in the United States Academic Decathlon, placing second in the country for medium sized schools. St. Francis also continues its focus on technology, and has deployed Mac Book Pro laptops to the faculty, which will further enhance the curricular experience for current students.

The Franciscan Spirit and Life program will continue to a build on a very successful Pilgrimage to Assisi. It continues to be a life-changing experience for many of the students and faculty, who were able to better understand the life and roots of St. Francis, and how his example can be applied to their daily lives.

The Golden Knights also look forward to a promising year in sports competition, both on the field and in the classroom. With many successes to celebrate last year on the field, St. Francis also looks to further enhance its sports medicine program, which has become one of the top programs in the state.

The Fine Arts Program will continue its award winning success, and is scheduled to present Troubadour, a story of the life of St. Francis, for the first time ever on stage beginning November 11.

The homecoming game will be Friday, Oct. 29 against St. Paul. Open House will be Saturday, Jan. 8 for all prospective students. This year’s POSH (Preserving Our Scholastic Heritage) will be held March 12.