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Verbum Dei High School Annual Mardi Gras Awards Dinner
By Sentinel News Service
Published March 3, 2011

Verbum Dei High School will be having its Annual Mardi Gras Awards Dinner to celebrate and support Scholarships for students on Thursday, March10, 2011, at 6:00 P.M., at the California Club in Downtown Los Angeles.

Those being honored are board members (Patty Smith and Charlie Smith); two others are stalwart participants in the Schools Corporate Work Study Program (Mike Smith and Pete Smith – Bob Smith Toyota, La Crescenta-Montrose); and John McGarry, SJ, in his final year as Provincial for the California Province who has been a significant benefactor with funds, ideas, Jesuit sponsorship, and constant encouragement.

Current sponsors of the event are Allen Lund, Archer Norris, Edison International, Latham & Watkins, Union Bank, US Bank, and Wells Fargo.

Verbum Dei High School is a Jesuit Catholic college and career preparatory for young men who are economically (average household income is $27,000, with an average household size of 4.34) and academically underserved (most students enter Verbum Dei 3 or 4 grades behind) in Watts and the surrounding communities. The school provides a student-centered, college preparatory curriculum that promotes an honest exchange of ideas and opportunities for leadership and service. The academic program is designed so students will be college-ready by their senior year, developing in them the desire for post-secondary education. For the last three years, 100% of Verbum Dei graduating seniors have been accepted into college.

For more information on the Mardi Gras Dinner to celebrate Verbum Dei High School, or how to become a supporter, please contact Paul Hosch at (323) 564-6651, ext. 5100.

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