By Mackenzie Mohr
Entirely East Lansing staff writer
Every year, the last Sunday in January kicks of Catholic Schools Week. According to the National Catholic Education Association, there are more than 450,000 Catholic school students in the Great Lakes region. Twenty-seven percent of Catholic school students in the United States observe this tradition. Catholic Schools Week began more than 35 years ago in 1974.
“Faith. Academics. Service.” is the theme for the 2012 Catholic Schools Week and East Lansing’s St. Thomas Aquinas students are celebrating just that. According to the school’s schedule, academics, service, and faith were celebrated on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday respectively. Service by clergy, students and teachers were celebrated on different days during the week.