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Meet Fenwick Graduate Lauren Falk

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Grad found faith, community at Fenwick

Community spirit, inclusivity, and an atmosphere of faith. That’s what recent graduate Lauren Falk found at Bishop Fenwick High School.

“I really felt like God called me there,” said Falk, whose younger sister, Anna, is a current junior at Fenwick.

Falk went to public school early on, and while she received religious education at St. Susanna Parish in Mason, she said it wasn’t until she arrived at Fenwick that “I really understood what my faith means in my life.”

During her time at Fenwick, Falk was involved with the Key Club, campus ministry and was a Kairos retreat leader. Through service to others, whether making cards for nursing home residents or distributing Bibles at Hope House Mission in Middletown, she was reminded of our call to “give others hope and the knowledge of God’s love.”

“I can definitely say Kairos deepened my faith,” Falk added. “It was the most powerful experience of becoming closer to my classmates and our school community. High school seems like a time when young people begin to question their faith and experience things that might challenge it. I think being at Fenwick gave me a foundation of knowledge and faith that will give me something to always fall back on.”

“Lauren makes her commitment to excellence look easy,” said Jason Umberg, assistant principal at Fenwick. “Behind the scenes, she is a well-rounded young woman with strong faith, strong moral and ethical character, great work ethic, and full of compassion for those around her.”

Falk will be attending the University of Notre Dame in the fall, where she’ll study aerospace engineering. “I hope to be able to connect my passion for space with my faith,” she explained. “God gave us the earth, but also the universe. It’s intriguing and beautiful. I’d love to be able to build something that goes to Mars.”

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