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Mater Dei’s longest tradition: Mary’s Grotto

In the 65th year of Mater Dei High School’s existence, we have developed one tradition that has outlived them all. Following every home varsity football game, Mater Dei students, parents, football fans and players gather in the heart of campus to pay respects to Mary’s Grotto. As “Mater Dei” means “Mother of God” in Latin, the MD…
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Isabella Balandran

November 10, 2015

In the 65th year of Mater Dei High School’s existence, we have developed one tradition that has outlived them all. Following every home varsity football game, Mater Dei students, parents, football fans and players gather in the heart of campus to pay respects to Mary’s Grotto.

As “Mater Dei” means “Mother of God” in Latin, the MD team makes sure to take time to thank Mary for both their wins and losses.

“We are responsible for defending the name and reputation of Mater Dei High School and that name is synonymous with Mary Mater Dei,” explains head football coach Bruce Rollinson.

 

A day in the life of Coleman Crow

A day in the life of Coleman Crow

Baseball players choose to devote their time differently, some follow a strict routine and others are more relaxed. For Rocket City Trash Pandas pitcher, Coleman Crow, his schedule is based on a routine.  “I feel like if I knock everything off my checklist, I'm going...