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St. Peter Claver Regional School pre-kindergarten student, Kameron Stephens, spends the day with his grandmothers, Mary Stephens, left, and Lystra Lewis, right, during the Decatur school’s feast day and Grandparents Day Sept. 24.


Families stay rooted at St. Peter Claver Regional School through generations

Published October 30, 2014

DECATUR—Generations of families joined students at St. Peter Claver Regional School to celebrate the school’s tradition of faith, service, love and learning in a Christ-centered environment at the St. Peter Claver feast day Mass and Grandparents Day celebration.

Pre-K student Kameron Stephens spent time with both his grandmothers. Lystra Lewis sent both her daughters to this school when it was known as Sts. Peter and Paul School. Lewis was excited to be back on the school’s campus and “feel the energy and the love for learning and faith formation exhibited by the teachers and students.”

“The focus on faith, fellowship and academics is something that will never change at St. Peter Claver,” she said.

Kindergarten student Cayla Eddington divided her time among her many generations of grandmothers present for the celebration. They included maternal grandmother Tara Hand, great-grandmother Patricia Jones, great-great grandmother Ida Daniel, and paternal grandmother Linda Eddington. Eddington sent her son, Carl, and daughter, Erika, to Sts. Peter and Paul School and felt this experience to be different from the time she was a parent. She enjoyed meeting Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory, having lunch with Cayla and seeing some of her daily activities.