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Well I now have my algebra class back at OLA (Our Lady Academy).

It is really nice to be back in my all-girls school even if we have boys in the class. I think it is a step toward normalcy even if the school keeps changing our schedules around.

It is weird though because only a few classrooms are being used for actual classes. Some of the rooms are being used for storage and some are empty. The walls are bare where there used to be pictures drawn by students to give to there favorite teachers. There aren't any cute little prayer tables that all the teachers had. The tables also had a copy of the Our Lady Academy prayer book on them (this is a book of prayers all written by students to say at the beginning of class).

I miss the way it was, but I can't wait to find out what it will become!

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Congrats on getting your class back! There's nothing better than getting back to some sort of normal that resembles what you had before.

the way it will become...will be what you make of it....make it even better...i know you can!!

Hannah,

I am a graduate of OLA, class of '98, and I have been reading your blogs. I know it has got to be strange in that atmosphere. Not only being with the boys every class, but not being in our safe haven. We had classes at SSC for language, drama, band, etc. But all day everyday,that is surely different. I have faith that the parents, staff and Diocese will be sure to get you all back to "normal" as soon as possible. Hang in there and tell any of the OLA teachers left I said hello.

Hannah,
I am a graduate of OLA class of '83. I just wanted to say that going to school at OLA has been a highpoint in my life. OLA had a unique environment that you couldn't find in most other schools in such as that we were all a family. OLA will regain that and so much more because of the character of the school and the students & staff. Attending OLA was a truly remarkable experience for me and I'm sure for everyone who has ever attended school or worked there. Keep your chin up and a smile on. OLA will be bigger and better.
Sharon

Hannah, Wow! OLA seems much more physically focused on prayer than when I went there. I am really pleased to hear that! It will help now, especially! I helped with some clean up of the gym building's grounds over Thanksgiving. I'm really glad you are starting to take some classes there. I think one of the greatest things about OLA was how it gave young women the opportunities and skills to become leaders... not bowing out so the guys could lead. So... it does make a difference whether there are boys and girls in the same class. I really hope and pray that OLA will be able to stand as an all girl school again some day. So... I know it seems weird, but reclaim your school...even when it seems so changed. God bless you and all the girls! Laurie class of 1979

Hannah, Hang in there!!
Everyone has made it this far. I was deployed to your area by the Ohio National Guard. I witnessed firsthand how the people worked, helped,and stayed together. Go Hawks!! I will never forget the positive attitudes and determination of the people of Southern Mississippi.

Laurie class of 1979, same year here....but i douht ..we played football against each other....LOL!!!....plus excuse my spelling

HANNAH, I GRADUATED FROM STANISLAUS IN '85 AND I'M PROUD TO KNOW THAT SSC HAS TAKEN IN OLA. BOTH SCHOOLS ARE IMPORTANT TO YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN LIKE YOURSELF. ALSO, YOU MAY WANT TO REMIND ANY ALUMS ON YOUR BLOG A WAY TO DONATE TO THE RESPECTIVE SCHOOLS SO WE CAN DO OUR PART TO HELP REBUILD OLA AND SSC.

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