Catholic high school in the works in Upper Peninsula

January 31, 2019

ESCANABA, Mich. (AP) — Fifty years later, a Catholic high school that closed in 1971 could reopen in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

Officials say Holy Name Catholic High School in Escanaba is expected to welcome freshmen and sophomores in 2021. The Daily Press reports there are no Catholic high schools in the Upper Peninsula.

Supporters are launching a $10.7 million two-step fundraising campaign. The goal of the first phase is to raise $6.5 million to get the school off the ground. The second phase would pay for an expansion of the current Holy Name school, which offers preschool through eighth grade.

A seventh-grader, Natalie Williams, is excited, saying she doesn’t want her Catholic education to end before high school.

The Catholic Diocese of Marquette is pledging at least $100,000.


Information from: Daily Press, http://www.dailypress.net

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