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March 7, 2011

Fred and Matea

by carrollministry

Hey there everybody!!!!
This is Mr. Fred and Matea. We have just come back from a long day of service, and let’s just say today IT WAS AWESOME. We started out the day with assembly with the whole school. What a great way to meet the students and staff. Then, we had a few hours of orientation to learn about what the mission of Cristo Rey is. We were so inspired to learn how the school works and how much passion is poured into the students’ education. This morning Fred got to hang out in an American Literature class with Kirsten. It was really great to see the combination of extreme enthusiasm and legit learning that these students portrayed. It was refreshing to see the balance of fun and academics in the classroom. The connection of the students and teachers was phenomenal and the students had an obvious respect for the teachers. Fred also had the PRIVILEGE to download software onto computers that were donated to the school for students that don’t have computers available to them at home. During this time, Mr. Fred got to know one of the students at Cristo Rey. He is an IT assistant for the high school and Fred was great to get to know him and understand a little more about him and his journey through high school thus far. It was great to hear his excitement about his future and his appreciation for the opportunities he has been given at Cristo Rey. Fred can’t wait for tomorrow!

So, Matea had a much different yet very similar experience. She was in a theology class with Sister Suzanne. The classes were all seniors and they were hilarious. Matea had a chance to share a little bit about her experience at college and what a great experience it is. The students were very interested about Montana, Carroll, and college in general. They wanted to know what to expect, what to prepare for, and what to do when they get to college. It was so wonderful to see the students excited to know more about college. Many of the students already knew where they were going. It was so awesome to witness. I cannot wait to see what the rest of the week has in store for us. The students have already taught us so much and I know we have even more to learn. Fred and I say goodnight for now, we have a big day ahead of us tomorrow!
Peace and blessings,
Fred and Matea

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