By Noah Sainz ‘21
The Class of 2021 performed the annual “Greccio” service which was held in the Suehle Auditorium on December 17th. This year's performance had 17 excellent people who helped with several aspects of the production ranging from backstage work to on-stage performances. The production was a huge success with baby Aria Beall starring as our Baby Jesus. She was great for her first starring role and her little bit of crying added realism. After the Nativity was over, I asked Father Donald and Principal Kohler what Greccio means to them. Father Donald said, “It’s nice to see a tradition that is carried out year after year.” Principal Kohler had this to say: “To me there is no better way to celebrate the Christmas season then the Greccio service. It’s a great example of who we are as a Franciscan school and the fact that St. Francis established the Live Nativity and here we are hundreds of years later still experiencing the same tradition...it says a lot about our Catholicism, our character, and it says a lot about our faith community."
Greccio participants included: Gregg Marlow, Ethan Fabyan, Jack Stover, Trey Urbach, Noah Sainz, Brandon Holy, Bryce Esposito, Ian Straub, Connor Overend, Abe Walz, Nate Hohensee, Quinn Caltrider, Zach Hanlon, Michael Brown, Liam Kuhl, Sam Zito with Eden Browni as Mary and Baby Aria Beall as Jesus.
We should also give special thanks to Mr. Gaffney and the Schola and Luminare choirs for the beautiful music and to the teachers and staff, especially Ms. Sica and Mr. Ryan, for organizing the freshmen and helping out behind the scenes.