St. Joseph High School located at 2320 Huntington Turnpike in Trumbull, Connecticut announced that two of the faculty members are currently on a U.S. Delegation trip in El Salvador located in Central America.
Dr James Keane, Principal, stated, “As an important part of faculty professional development, St Joseph High School faculty members Mrs. Maureen Anderson and Ms Meghan Piatak participated this week in a U.S. delegation to El Salvador to help commemorate a dark chapter in the history of that country that included a civil war that killed tens of thousands and brutal persecution of the Catholic Church.”
The trip, organized by International Partners in Mission, a Cleveland-based interfaith non-profit organization with a global focus to help the most poor and vulnerable around the world, the trip involved a ceremony to remember the deaths of four American churchwomen: Maura Clark, Ita Ford, Dorothy Kazel and Jean Donovan who were brutally killed by Salvadoran security forces thirty-five years ago. The delegation also paused to pray at the chapel where Blessed Archbishop Oscar Romero was assassinated and met with surviving members of the Jesuit community at the University of Central America where, in 1989, six Jesuit priests, their housekeeper and her young daughter were massacred. This summer, IPM will run an immersion trip to Nicaragua for St. Joseph High School students and teachers as part of the new Francis Xavier International Baccalaureate Program that is linking domestic and international experiences of solidarity to classroom coursework.
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St Joseph High School strives to be the premier college preparatory school in Southern Connecticut. The school provides a learning environment that embraces the Gospel values of the Roman Catholic faith and promotes a commitment to family and community. The school prepares our young women and men to realize their potential, helps them excel in higher education and provides a foundation to guide them throughout their lives. The New England Association of Schools and Colleges accredits St. Joseph High School.