Portland school thanks religious for past service, asks for support
Published: April 26, 2004
PORTLAND, Ore. (CNS) -- Matthew Powell, president of De La Salle North Catholic High School in Portland, figures women religious once ran schools by sheer determination and prayer power, and he hopes they can again. To thank them for past service and recruit them for future work, he invited all the women religious in the Portland area to tour the innovative three-year-old Catholic high school. Students at the inner-city college preparatory school, founded by the Christian Brothers, spend four days a week in the classroom and the fifth day of the week in internships at local businesses. De La Salle opened its doors with a freshman class and has phased in one class per year. Next year it will be a four-year high school.
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