Mount Vernon Presbyterian School’s Black Box Theatre came to life with colorful song, dance, and clever one liners as its MV Allstars performed the musical comedy, The Addams Family.

The 16-person cast and crew were more than enough to take the stage by storm, performing five nights to a sold-out theater. Directed by Upper School Drama Director Clark Taylor, the rich and romantic comedy captured the hearts and minds of any individual who dared to enter The Addams Family mansion.

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Chamblee student Manav Mathews has been named by PAGE as a co-winner of Region 3A STAR Student.  Manav was awarded the Alonzo L MocDonald Scholarship last month as the DeKalb County System level PAGE winner and advanced to the Region where he was named one of 10 co-winners of the STAR student recognition for Region 3A (DeKalb, Fulton, APS, Gwinnett, Forsyth, Cherokee, Cobb, Marietta, Buford, and Decatur).  All of the 10 Region winners scored a perfect 1600 on their SATs. This along with other academic criteria is in consideration for the STAR student scholarship and award recognition at the State.

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More than 200 volunteers from the St. Martin’s community gathered on Palm Sunday for its fourth annual Day of Service to provide aid to families in need. Volunteers packed  30,000 meals to aid childhood hunger. The community worked to raise more than $8,000 to purchase rice and grains to pack in partnership with Atlanta-based “Rise Against Hunger.”

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As a culmination of their study of the Book of Exodus in religion class, sixth grade students at Saint Jude the Apostle Catholic School in Sandy Springs participated in a traditional Seder meal during Holy Week.

The 25-plus year tradition at the school included all of the customary foods as well as an explanation of what each dish represented. As is the ritual, Jewish scripture was read during the meal.

During the banquet, they learned that the Christian Holy Thursday liturgy commemorates the Passover feast when Jesus broke bread with His Apostles and gave them wine saying, “this is My Body…, this is My Blood.”

They were taught the Jewish roots of their Catholic faith and how the history of the Mass had its beginnings in the traditional Jewish Seder.

They learned that as faithful Jews, Jesus and the Apostles came together that night to eat the Passover feast in remembrance of the flight of the Israelites out of Egypt, and how today, they recognize that celebration as their Catholic Mass and the sacramental feast of bread and wine as the Eucharist.

The students’ a capella singing of “Song of Moses” concluded the feast.

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