Sr. Juvenal has returned to Rwanda and is head of school at Maranyundo, replacing Sr. Felicite who was responsible for its start-up and saw her first class take national exams and rank number 1 in the country for girls’ schools and number 3 nationally. Sr. Felicite is now at St. Joseph’s in Nanza where she will be expanding this private primary school to include a middle school.
Our congratulations to the Benebikira Congregation who were recently honored by the Peace Abbey with the Courage of Conscience Award for their courage, faith and integrity during the1994 Rwandan Genocide. Click below to read the front page article in the National Catholic Reporter. Rwandan sisters honored for courage, service, dedication to peace
Sr Augusta, the Econome Generale of the Benebikira congregation will be returning to Boston in May at the invitation of Babson College to attend summer business classes. She will be accompanied by Sr. Consolata who will be here for six months to learn English.
One of our stellar 5th graders chose to challenge herself by reporting on the situation in Libya! Her effort and research is clearly evident in this article, which succinctly describes the early situation.
The Battle for Libya
A few weeks ago the U.S and other countries including France and the United Kingdom, began military attacks against the government of Libya. They are trying to stop the Libyan Leader, Colonel Muammar al-Qaddafi, from attacking his own people. Thousands of protesters took the streets of Libya in protests similar to those in Egypt, more than a month ago. The protesters demanded that Qaddafi step down.
Our fifth and sixth grade English classes have been working on newspaper articles, and this was written by Perkins 5th grader Selena Figueroa. She is now an expert on Selena Perez. Enjoy!
Selena Quintanilla Perez
Selena was born April 13, 1971 in Lake Jackson, Texas. Selena was an amazing dancer and singer; she had a lot of talent. Selena was a Mexican Latin-American singer and she was really famous.
Selena started singing when she was six. When she was nine she was in a family band called “los Dinos”, that means “the dinosaurs”. In the was her father , Abraham Quintanilla, her mother, Marcela Quintanilla, her sister, Suzzette Quintanilla, and her brother Abraham Quintanilla junior the third. Selena attended O.M Roberts Elementary school in Lake Jackson. At age eleven she had became a star.
Selena ran away at age 21 and got married to Chris Perez. She ran away to get married to Chris Perez because her father didn’t want her marrying him. Selena got married in Corpus Christi.
A poem by Joshua Curtiss, Perkins 5th grader
Silly Willy is so skilly,
He’s so skilly that he gets me chilly,
Willy’s chellow is so mellow it’s
so mellow that it might turn yellow,
sore, core, trees galore DJ’s dance
on the dance floor
Jack, Nack, No Tic-Tac, just don’t
don’t squat you’ll break your back,
Look, Brooke on a log, on a log
like a frog, on the log like a frong
in the frog, Silly Willy is not silly
just his name is very nifty.