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St. Mary's Environmental Club Enjoys Fall Fishing Trip

The Environmental Club from St. Mary’s School in Crown Point recently enjoyed a beautiful fall fishing trip. Members of the club and their parents journeyed to southern Lake County. The fishing pond is connected to the Kankakee River via a series of ditches, providing it with a diverse population of fish. All students were lucky enough to reel in a fish regardless of previous experience. Bluegill, crappie, catfish, bass, and even a northern pike were caught. Principal Tom Ruiz chaperoned the trip and had this to say, “It was so gratifying to see our students spending quality time with their parents and feeling the excitement of catching fish. Whether it was catching their first fish ever or the big one that snapped the line and got away, everyone walked away with a fishing story and a fun memory.”

The club’s four pillars are education, protection, and appreciation. The entire group strengthened their appreciation of the environment with this fishing trip that was organized by Cedar Lake resident, Mr. Jeff Nelson with the permission of a generous farmer that he knows who owns the property.

St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point offers grade levels Junior Pre-Kindergarten (for three-year-olds) through eight and is the largest grade school in the Diocese of Gary. All students are encouraged to participate in extracurricular activities such as chess club, WSMW broadcasting club, Girls on the Run, athletics, academic teams, Spanish club, Science Olympiad, scouts, environmental club, and more. To learn more about St. Mary’s School visit


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