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Alumnus Praises Impact of Catholic School, Laments Closure

In a letter to the editor at, a Catholic school graduate praised the “thorough instruction in the faith” that he received from St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Canton, Ohio, which he said helped to give him a foundation for life.

Alumnus David L. Sponseller wrote in response to an article announcing the closure of St. Joseph’s School in the Fall of 2014.  Several Catholic schools in the county will experience changes in the upcoming months in order to meet economic and local population needs, according to Fox News.

Sponseller lamented the closure of St. Joseph’s in his letter, but expressed his gratefulness for the formation he received from the School.  He wrote:

The eight rich years I spent in St. Joseph's before and during World War II had an immense effect on my life. The strong academic training, thorough instruction in the faith, daily Mass attendance, firm moral guidance and habits of discipline engendered by the dedicated nuns gave me a foundation that has enriched my life ever since.

…our tears of sadness should be short-lived as we celebrate the way these schools have prepared a vast number of youth to be good and productive citizens in Canton and the world around them.

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