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The Consecrated Women of Regnum Christi would like thank all the Everest students, teachers, parents and family members who participated in the first ever “Race for Vocations” held on Saturday, September 12, at Independence Oaks Park in Clarkston, Michigan. The consecrated women sponsored the event in honor of the Year of Consecrated Life declared by Pope Francis and to raise funds to support the Detroit Archdiocese Vocations Association. More than 100 runners took part in the 5K run. The winner was our very own Fr. Daniel Pajerski LC. Everest 3rd Grade teacher Sue Ohlinger, who won first place in her age group, said she participated in the event in gratitude for the work of the consecrated women and priests at the school. “They do so much for us. It’s nice to finally do something for them.”

Sue Ohlinger, 3rd grade teacher in the Boys' School, rests after her successful run.
Teacher Chris Cataldi came in second in her age group, behind Sue Ohlinger.
Members of the Everest Football team participated in the race. Coach Mike Pruchnicki challenged the team members to try to beat Fr. Daniel Pajerski LC who is a veteran marathon runner.
EC football team member Luke Luttinen took his coach's challenge seriously. Although unable to beat Fr. Daniel, he came in third overall and first in his age group.
Dr. Daniel Greene, who came in second in the race, congratulates the winner, Fr. Daniel Pajerski LC.
Mary Williams, shown here talking with the event organizers and RC consecrated women, Katie Tuttle and Valerie Fifelski, was the winner in the women's category.


Even some EC alumni participated, such as Lu Westrick, shown here with Fr. Thomas Salazar LC.