Formation for Future Catholic Leaders

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Students from Holy Spirit Preparatory School, Pinecrest Academy, and St. John Bosco Academy came together at Georgia Tech to learn from Catholic leaders of Atlanta. This first annual Leadership Course for rising high school upperclassmen took place June 16-23, 2021. 

Students participating in the event were:

  • Pinecrest Academy: Felipe Castro, Gabriel Figueiras, Natalie Jennings, Hyojun Lee, and Ernesto Solera.
  • Holy Spirit: Emil Sacco, Aleksander Grigorian, Ava Sipos, and Riordan Anne Gatwood.
  • St. John Bosco: Peter Duarte and Claire Donner.

Organized by Fr. Andrew Gronotte, LC, and Fr. Terrance Allen, LC and sponsored this year by Holy Spirit Prep, students visited with Kelly Loeffler – former Senator of Georgia; Hector Padilla – Vice President of Home Depot; Kelly Angelo – Treasurer of Coca-Cola; Frank Hanna – Hanna Capital LLC; Erik Gunderson – Vice President at Primus; Bob Nardelli – former Home Depot CEO; Orlando Ojeda – Founder/CEO of Full Circle Restoration.

Other business professionals involved in the event: Anthony Cabrera – Lawyer at Coke; Dr. Grigorian – Neurosurgeon; Neil Johnston – Owner of Canonbury Homes Building Company; Rick Medina – Finance manager to Director of Catholic World Mission; Robert Donner – President of Southern Gentry Homes;  and Dr. Adolph Casal – Children Psychiatric Medicine at the Scottish Rite.

Students engaged in conversations with the professionals about their lives, touching on themes such as discernment, facing challenges, building trust, management, discipline, Faith in the workplace, and having a humble attitude, knowing there is always more to learn.

In addition to these visits, students had the opportunity to organize mission work, tour Georgia Tech, attend daily mass, play games, and enjoy fellowship and fun.

Students engaged in conversations with the professionals about their lives, touching on themes such as discernment, facing challenges, building trust, management, discipline, Faith in the workplace, and having a humble attitude, knowing there is always more to learn.

In addition to these visits, students had the opportunity to organize mission work, tour Georgia Tech, attend daily mass, play games, and enjoy fellowship and fun.

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