As part of the ECCHS junior retreat, the students were tasked with exploring the Catholic colleges that were selected to compete for the NCAA men’s basketball national championship. The class was broken up into groups and each was randomly assigned a college. Each group then conducted research on the institution, including the school’s mascot, tuition costs, distance from St. Marys, motto, Mass times, curriculum, Campus Ministry programs, etc.

A delicious reward was also added to the exercise – if a group’s college won the title, they would be treated to pizza and wings from Dino’s Place, compliments of Mrs. Meyer. Villanova was later crowned this year’s champion, and the group of Nick Daghir, Hunter Cashmer, Dillon Braun, Bryce O’Leary and Sam Gregory were the lucky beneficiaries. Mrs. Meyer held up her end of the bargain this week!