Jasper’s two catholic schools participated in Catholic schools week last week which concluded Sunday and during the week one school honored long time distinguished members of it’s parish.

Florence Beckman and her late husband, Chuck, were presented with the annual Holy Family Distinguished Family Award at a Mass last Thursday afternoon in Holy Family Catholic Church. Florence was surprised with a plaque and a speech from school Principal Sally Sternberg.

Chuck died in August at age 78, but he is remembered for his many contributions to the parish. Both he and Florence were raised in Jasper as members of the St. Joseph Parish, but they joined Holy Family after they were married in 1957 and have been members ever since, even sending their four sons; Dean, Marty, Chris, and Jeff ó to the school. Dean’s three children also attended Holy Family.

Sternberg says the Beckman’s have always exemplified a heart of service and devotion to the Catholic community of Holy Family School and parish, a well deserved award.  The awards are nominated by parishioners, and they have been giving out the Distinguished Family award for many years.  A committee looks at nominations for involvement in the parish and school as well as family legacies.

Holy family school has 154 enrolled students in grades k thru 8, and 50 students in preschool.

Now due to inclement weather last Friday Precious Blood postponed their distinguished alumni award ceremony mass. Principal Michelle Brandle says the school rescheduled the mass for February 22.  The school will honor graduate Jeanne Krempp Campbell at the Mass.

Precious blood school educates 180 students in grades k thru 5, and also host a preschool.

Scholarships are available to attend both schools, and both accept state school choice vouchers for those that qualify.

Anyone interested in information about enrolling at either Precious Blood or Holy Family School can contact the school’s principals.