By Jim Lambert
Dozens of Union Catholic students received yellow scarves during their lunch period on Wednesday for participating in the National School Choice Week program.
Mrs. Jennifer Dixon, the Director of School Counseling at Union Catholic, handed out the scarves to each student after they wrote down why they chose to attend Union Catholic.
National School Choice Week (NSCW) is held every January with the goal of shining a positive spotlight on the effective education options for children. To meet this goal, NSCW encourages schools, organizations, and individuals to hold celebratory events to raise public awareness of school choice options.
“It’s important to educate students about the choices they have,’’ said Mrs. Dixon. “We’re very fortunate here at Union Catholic that school choice is something that many families commit to.’’
UC junior Andrew Palacio, one of the many Union Catholic students who took part in Wednesday’s program, said Union Catholic was an easy choice for him.
“I knew from the start that Union Catholic was my top choice,’’ said Palacio, who is a member of UC’s track and field and cross-country teams, is a School Ambassador, and plays in UC’s concert band. “My mom and sister went here and had a great experience, and I wanted to be a part of it. I love the family atmosphere here, and the sense of community and the amount of opportunities that you have here is greater than what you’ll experience anywhere else. I’ve met so many amazing people here. I just love it at UC.’’