The long-standing rivalry in the “Battle for Pulaski” surfaces each time Marist and Brother Rice face off in competition. This year, student council members from both Marist and Br. Rice added something fun to the mix, a “Battle for Pulaski” t-shirt. The students’ intentions were to get students from both schools in on the fun and to do some good in the process. By joining forces together, the two schools will donate proceeds from the shirts to a local charity. Students selected My Mary Cate in support of Mary Cate, daughter to Kerry and Chris Lynch ’98.
On Thursday, January 12 in the evening, student council members from both schools met in the Marist RedHawk Theater for a special meeting with My Mary Cate. Mary Cate, Chris and Kerry (parents of Mary Cate), talked to students about Apert syndrome, a rare craniofacial disorder that results from a mutation in a single gene passed on to a developing fetus. They shared their journey about learning about the disorder, finding doctors, getting surgeries, and how becoming advocates for creating awareness has had an impact on their lives. Since the disorder is so rare, the importance of helping spread awareness is so important. Sharing the story from the book and movie, “Wonder,” the Lynch family continues to advocate for others to “Choose Kind.”
Here are some photos from the evening:
This coming Tuesday, January 17, Marist Varsity Boys Basketball will play Br. Rice at the Marist High School Main Gym. Mary Cate with Mom and Dad will join the fun and wear the t-shirt with pride.