Education

Life comes full circle for scholarship recipient

Lupita Leon never imagined she’d become a teacher, nor that she’d teach in front of the desks she once sat in. She teaches at Annunciation School in Denver, where she attended for eight years with the help of a scholarship from Seeds of Hope. Now she passes on the values and faith instilled in her…




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A refugee finds happiness at Catholic school

Aluel Doldol came to Annunciation School in fifth grade. She loved school but spoke little English when she first arrived for class. “That was my hardest year at Annunciation,” said 18-year-old Aluel. “My English was terrible. It was frustrating because I couldn’t communicate, and I love to talk. But the teachers worked one-on-one with me…




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A defining moment in 10th grade

John Stapleton experienced a defining moment in his life when attending Holy Family High School. During his sophomore year, his heart turned to Christ. “Holy Family did help me fall more in love with the faith,” said John, 30, a seminarian at St. John Vianney Theological Seminary. “That year in my life was defining for…




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Small school leads to big career

Vic Lombardi calls Holy Family High School the place where friends become like family. “I was very fond of my time at Holy Family because I made life-long friends there,” he said. “Some that I met at school are like brothers and sisters to me.” Vic, formerly a sports anchor for CBS4 Denver and now…




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Foundation laid for entrepreneur

Wendy Skaalerud came to Bishop Machebeuf High School her freshman year, feeling out of place. “My family moved around so often, I really didn’t have a community,” said Wendy, an Illinois native. “I felt like a fish out of water, because I think there’s a tendency for these groups of kids to know each other…




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Finding Christ while at Machebeuf

Before Claudia Perez came to Bishop Machebeuf High School, she lacked a relationship with Christ. “I knew about the books of the Bibles, the names of the Apostles and where Jesus died,” the 18-year-old graduate described. “But that was it. I didn’t have a spiritual connection. At Machebeuf, I was introduced to Jesus Christ—not just as…




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Dan and Sarah Grey

Dan and Sarah Grey both came to Denver with a mission to serve others. Sarah came from Ohio as part of the Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE), a graduate teaching program out of the University of Notre Dame, to teach at the inner-city Guardian Angels Catholic School, which receives support from Seeds of Hope. Dan…




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Eric Eisinger

When Eric Eisinger trains for a marathon, each step is in service to others. A 26-year-old civil engineer, Eric and his corporate team trained for months before the Colfax Marathon. They clinched first in the Corporate Cup Relay in 2013, and defended their title the next two years. It’s a double victory for Eric and…




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Lisa and Brad Golter

Lisa and Brad Golter say Holy Family High School gives them hope. Their four children received the benefits of a rigorous and faith-filled Catholic education at the Broomfield school—the same kind of education they wish for future generations. “Your kids are everything to you. When they’re involved, busy with classes and in sports—it’s something we…




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Paul and Colleen Lum Lung

“We have four children and therefore four beneficiaries,” shares Paul Lum Lung of St. Thomas More Parish. “But we recently decided to add a fifth child, The Catholic Foundation.” Retired couple Paul and Colleen Lum Lung will tell you they are the proud parents of four children and blessed grandparents of 11 grandchildren. They happily…




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