SJS hosts annual Community Breakfast

Saint James Catholic School (SJS) hosted its annual Community Breakfast event Tuesday morning, which gave students the chance to host business and community leaders for food, fellowship and a fun-filled program. Now in its fifth year, the event is a celebration of Discover Catholic Schools Week.

“This breakfast is a wonderful tradition that brings our students and community leaders together, fostering a sense of unity,” said SJS Principal Sister Mary Grace. “This event allows us to celebrate and showcase the values of faith, excellence and community that our school instills in students.”

Along with a meal provided by Elizabethtown Community and Technical College’s Culinary Arts Program, the event included performances and demonstrations from student organizations and classes, such as a Tribute to the Armed Services from SJS fifth grade students and a robotics demonstration from third grade Technology students. The event also featured remarks from guest speaker Dr. Chris Nichols, an SJS alumnus and dentist with Harvey and Nichols Family Dentistry in Elizabethtown.

“The values and education I received at SJS has shaped my life, and I was excited to share my experiences with the people of this community,” said Nichols.

Observed from Nov. 12-18, Discover Catholic Schools Week is an annual weeklong initiative designated to help Catholic schools connect with prospective families, donors, educators and other community members. The initiative is designed to showcase the benefits of Catholic education for families looking to find the right school for them.

“We aspire to provide a Catholic education that empowers students to flourish academically, spiritually and morally,” said SJS Director of Mission Advancement Jennifer Moran. “Community-oriented events like this one allow us to showcase what makes our school, and Catholic schools at-large, special.”