Binghamton celebrates Catholic Schools Week

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The City of Binghamton is celebrating the contributions of Catholic Schools as part of a week long, nation-wide initiative.

A news conference was held Monday morning in the second floor gallery at City Hall to recognize Catholic Schools Week.

Students from the three area Catholic Elementary schools and the junior/senior high school gathered to pay homage to the institution.

Student artwork has been posted throughout the gallery for people to check out this week.

Catholic Schools of Broome County President Elizabeth Carter says teachers, faculty, and staff take a well-rounded approach to developing good citizens.

“The major difference is that we look at the child holistically.  We want them to develop in all ways; physically, spiritually, socially, academically, psychologically.  We look at the whole person,” said Carter.

After the news conference, students helped Mayor Rich David raise the Seton Catholic Saints flag above City Hall.

This week’s activities include a special mass with Bishop Cunningham, a Christian concert from local performer Jared Campbell and an open house.

One other note, you don’t have to be Catholic to attend school in the system.

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