|Gateway Academy Students|
April 17, 2008. St. Louis, Missouri. A team of Gateway
Academy students competing in the St. Louis Archdiocesan “Know Your
Faith Challenge” won first place in an archdiocesan competition with
200 other 7th grade Catholic school students.
Their prize: to see
the Pope this weekend in New York. Their message for
him is simple: "We love you!"
A video of the
students gearing up for their trip is posted at the
local St Louis Fox station, as well as an article about their trip.
Earning the Privilege
Gateway Academy’s team studied
for months in preparation for the contest, a trivia style
competition based on 100 challenging questions on the Old and
New Testaments, the Catechism, the saints, and vocations.
At the end
of the contest, Archbishop Raymond Burke announced the first prize
winners: a team of 4 girls and 4 boys, all
7th graders from Gateway Academy. Their prize is an all-expenses-paid
trip to see Pope Benedict XVI when he visits New
York in April.
The students of Gateway Academy are proud
not only of their team, but also of their school.
“It’s like, wow, this is cool… Gateway won this?” says
one 7th grade boy in the video. “Wow, we’re smart.”
Gateway Academy is a private Catholic school that uses the
Integral Formation SM method of education developed by the Legion
To watch the Fox news clip on the event,
click here or on the icon above.