Students from Kindergarten through the twelfth grade at Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School collected pocket change in baby bottles to raise money for Montgomery’s COPE (Crisis Outreach for Pregnancy Emergencies) Crisis Pregnancy Center. This annual project raised $2,838 for COPE to purchase car seats, clothing, and supplies needed for women in the Montgomery area. COPE is a non-profit women’s health and caring center that provides free counseling, pregnancy testing, and other services for persons facing an unplanned or unwanted pregnancy. Pictured: Montgomery Catholic staff and students present a check to COPE Executive Director Lorie Mullins. L to R: Montgomery Catholic’s High School Principal Fran Taylor, students Cathy Ranieri, Cole Dixon, MCPS School President Anne Ceasar with COPE Director Lorie Mullins, elementary students Katie Smith, Drew Smith, and Grant Smith, St. Bede Principal Susan Duke, St. Bede Assistant Principal Laurie Gulley,and Middle School Principal Maria Nolen.
Heather Walski, a 9th grader at Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School