How has CEA helped make Catholic education attainable and affordable for your family?
If not for CEA and all the contributors, Trinity would not have been able to get a Catholic Education. I decided to put Trinity in Queen of Peace after she was bullied in first grade. I work for the City of Mesa which is around the corner from Queen of Peace. Trinity had started RE as our parish Church of the Ascension in Fountain Hills. So when I had to pivot Catholic School was no brainer. CEA classified Trinity as a “Switcher” and awarded her almost half of the tuition. With this classification Trinity was able to qualify for other STOs that covered most of her tuition. CEA was God sent then and continues to be.
What does a Catholic education mean to you and your family?
Catholic education means the world to me and my family. I has given me a safe place to learn. I made friends on the first day. I have been able to participate in volleyball, girls basketball, winning the school spelling bee in 5th grade at Christ the King and participating in the Diocesan Spelling Bee , making it to the 4th round. In 6th grade, I participated in James and the Giant Peach play at Christ the King and am currently practicing for Xanadu.
Why is this opportunity important to you?
Because of my catholic faith, I represented my parish, Church of the Ascension in Fountain Hills and was able to altar serve for the Bishop and meet him at the 43rd Annual Arizona Rosary Celebration.
How would you thank those that have helped make your education possible through their state tax dollars and encourage them to continue to support Catholic Education Arizona?
I want to say thank you for your donations and let them know that it is going for a good cause. I plan on continue with my Catholic education by, hopefully, attending Notre Dame Preparatory prep. I like that their patron saint is Mary and that they have so many service opportunities. Thank you again.
—Margaret and Trinity Robertson