St. Mary’s Ryken senior calls her Catholic education ‘a gift given to me’

Julia Baddour, a graduating senior at St. Mary’s Ryken High School in Leonardtown, Maryland, knew from the time that she was in the second grade that a Catholic education was the perfect fit for her.

“I started attending Catholic school in the second grade at Cardinal Hickey Academy located in Calvert County, Maryland,” she said. “I had a religious sister as my teacher, and I just fell in love with the school and Catholic teachings. Since that experience, I knew I would do everything in my power to continue my Christian education.”

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