Marian Catholic carnival a chance to give back
May 9, 2013 1:58PM
Marian Catholic High School students assist children with art projects at the craft station of the annual Children's Carnival at the Chicago Heights school. | Supplied photo
Updated: June 13, 2013 5:41PM
The Marian Catholic High School student council recently hosted the Annual Children’s Carnival for kindergartners and first-graders from Mother Teresa Catholic Academy in Crete, and Infant Jesus of Prague Parish in Flossmoor.
The children enjoyed games and crafts in the gym as student council representatives and volunteers oversaw activities.
After a month of planning, 150 Marian Catholic student council members and student volunteers supervised carnival-themed stations for more than 100 children.
Student council faculty moderator Mary Mesterharm said she continues to be encouraged by the level of leadership and organizational skills exhibited by the students.
“All the students who volunteered for the Children’s Carnival displayed outstanding leadership skills,” Mesterharm said. “I am always impressed with how great our students interact with the grade school kids. They truly create a fun environment for the kids.”
“My favorite part of the carnival is seeing the kids light up when they are having fun and playing the games,” DeAira Hermani said. “This event gives Marian Catholic students an opportunity to give back to the community.”