Bishop Guilfoyle is proud to have students that act with integrity and serve their community both in and outside the classroom.
During homecoming Week, canidates for Homecoming Court performed volunteer acts to serve the local community. Rachel and her team collected and donated items to the Central PA Humane Society. Gabby donated clothes to the Dorthy Day Center at Saint Francis University. Madison volunteered at a local school. Olivia picked up trash and recycled found bottles in two local neighborhoods. Marisa and team members volunteered at the Altoona Public Library.
Students are also working to prevent substance abuse. This month, the SADD Club is observing red ribbon week, which is an alcohol, tobacco and other drug and violence prevention awareness campaign. The students kicked off red ribbon week with handing out bracelets and putting up posters.
All week, the students will be working to educate their peers about the dangers of substance abuse. Bishop Guilfoyle is blessed to have students that work to support their peers and build a healthy school community.
The girls' volleyball team is also making a difference! They have made a season-long commitment to pray for those affected by breast cancer.
Before and after every practice and match, the girls' volleyball team prays for those suffering from breast cancer, breast cancer survivors and in memory of those who lost their battle with breast cancer. Team members have also visited the BG chapel before and after practices and matches to offer additional prayers.
The eight Bishop Guilfoyle seniors on the team—Rachel M. Rachel R., Gabby, Pam, Alicia, Mickie, Beth and Emily—came up with the idea during the preseason in mid-August.
"It is important for me and my teammates to pray for those who have been affected by breast cancer because it allows us to reflect on them and help devote our time and thoughts to those who are hurting. Prayer is powerful and when we do it together we can overcome anything or any situation," senior Rachel M. said.
Service is an integral part of Catholic education. Bishop Guilfoyle aims to prepare students to be good citizens and to serve their communities with dedication.