St. Mary’s invites Newman students over for a day of play

Newman Central Catholic High School sophomore Payton Hanna finds a perfect spot to play some games with 3-year-old Ty Olson and Evie Knapp on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023 at St. Mary's School in Sterling. The school was recognizing Catholic Schools Week and National Day of Play by inviting the high schoolers to spend a few hours of uninterrupted fun and games with its youngest students.

St. Mary’s School in Sterling invited high school students from Newman Central Catholic for a few hours of play Thursday in recognition of Catholic Schools Week and the National Day of Play.

It was a chance for the youngest students to be guided by the older ones in playing games such as Twister and to build things using wooden toy logs and Lego bricks.

Catholic school students from Sterling, Dixon and Rock Falls celebrated an all-school Mass on Friday at Newman.

Alex Paschal

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