Monthly Archives: October 2014

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Bishop Donahue vs Madonna

Saturday, Oct. 11… Kickoff at 7:30 p.m.

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Donahue Hosts “SHADOW DAY”

315151Elementary school students from Our Lady of Peace, Sts. James and John, and St. Vincent’s participated in our annual SHADOW DAY on October 9.  The seventh and eighth grade students attended classes with the B.D. student body and were immersed into a day that was both educational  and fun.  Special thanks to all made the day a success!

 

 

B.D. Student Visits Dolphin Research Center

Freshmen Caroline Brannan recently spent four days at the Dolphin Attachment-154897Research Center in Grassy Key, Florida. Her amazing trip was not only fun, but a great learning experience.  Caroline became involved with the program thanks to her grandmother, Elizabeth Lehew, who has been taking groups to the research center for 17 years.

A lover of marine life, especially dolphins and turtles, Caroline wanted to ourhistory_2participate in a program where she could interact with dolphins.  She was not only able to swim with the dolphins on multiple occasions, she also learned to train them.  As a trainer, Caroline communicated with the dolphins by using signals that taught them to go to the middle of the lagoon and perform a particular behavior (flip, front tail walk, back dive, etc.)  She also learned about the many outreach programs the Dolphin Research Center offers.  The center has programs for people with disabilities, wounded soldiers, nursing home residents, and many others.

 Caroline was also able to visit the Turtle Hospital and learned about Attachment-1rescuing and helping sea turtles.  The hospital is the only one in the United States that has a license to rescue, rehabilitate, and release giant sea turtles. She learned that some turtles can never be released because of their injuries and are permanent residents of the Turtle Hospital. Local veterinarians offer their services for free to treat and operate on the injured turtles.

FLKEYsouthernmostA trip to Key West, the infamous “Conch Republic”, was another highlight of her travels.  Caroline toured the Hemingway House, the former home of  Ernest Hemingway and  visited the legendary Key West Lighthouse, which has provided safety for sailors since 1848.   She also visited the Southernmost Point in the continental United States, only 90 miles from Cuba.