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Lady of Guadalupe Catholic School, celebra centenario




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El 12 de diciembre, ex alumnos, personal y amigos de la Escuela Católica Our Lady of Guadalupe, se reunieron en Union Station para celebrar el centenario de la escuela en Kansas City, Mo.
El evento sirvió para celebrar el servicio de largo plazo de la escuela a la comunidad, reconocer a los miembros del personal, voluntarios y ex alumnos, y ayudar a recaudar fondos para la escuela.
“En nuestra escuela en este momento, tenemos niños cuyos padres, abuelos y bisabuelos probablemente asistieron a esta escuela”, dijo Sue Scalard, directora de la escuela.
“Nosotros nos encargamos de este evento para celebrar 100 años proporcionando una educación católica en el (barrio) Westside y celebrar todas las familias que hemos servido en los últimos años.”
La celebración comenzó con los discursos de los invitados especiales del evento, entre ellos la periodista de Fox 4 Kathy Quinn y Carlos Gómez, presidente de la Cámara de Comercio hispana de Kansas City.
“Nuestra Cámara no existiría si no fuera por los ex alumnos de la escuela Our Lady of Guadalupe”, dijo Gómez. “Queremos agradecer a la escuela – y esperamos que esta escuela produzca más líderes en Kansas City en el futuro.”
Ex alumnas de las clases 1934-39 también fueron reconocidas.
La planificación y los preparativos para la gala se inició en 2012, con la participación de Scalard; María Chávez, secretaria de la escuela; y varios ex alumnos sirviendo como miembros del comité.
“Esperamos que los próximos 100 años, vamos a tener más estudiantes y vamos a continuar enseñando la fe católica, enseñar sobre el servicio y ayudar a nuestros estudiantes a hacer el bien para la sociedad”, dijo Scalard.
Los fondos recaudados en el evento serán destinados a atender varias necesidades de la escuela en el 2016.

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School hosts centennial celebration
By Melissa Arroyo
On Dec. 12, Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic School alumni, staff members and friends gathered at Union Station to celebrate the Kansas City, Mo., school’s centennial.
The event served to celebrate the school’s longstanding service to the community, recognize staff members, volunteers and alumni, and help raise funds for the school.
“In our school right now, we have children whose parents, grandparents and probably great grandparents attended this school,” said Sue Scalard, school principal. “We put together this event to celebrate 100 years of providing a Catholic education in the Westside (neighborhood) and celebrate all of the families that we’ve served over the years.”
The celebration began with speeches from the event’s special guests, including Fox 4 news reporter Kathy Quinn and Carlos Gomez, president of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City.
“Our chamber would not exist if it were not for the alumni of Our Lady of Guadalupe School,” Gomez said. “We want to thank the school – and we look forward to having this school produce more leaders in Kansas City in the future.”
Alumni from the 1934-39 classes also were recognized.
Planning and preparations for the gala began in 2012, with the involvement of Scalard; Maria Chavez, the school’s secretary; and several alumni serving as committee members.
“We hope, (over) the next 100 years, we will have more students and continue to teach the Catholic faith, teach about service and help our students do good (work) for society,” Scalard said.
Funds raised from the event will be allocated toward addressing several school needs in 2016.

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