When it comes to faith-based education, the Conlon Family "gets it." Joe and Katie Conlon have four children: Claire, Michael, Grace and Matt, who are all enrolled in a Catholic school-- even their oldest, Claire, attends a Catholic college.
When the Conlons moved to Springfield, their Catholic education journey began at Christ the King. "We wanted to be part of an active parish with many young families like ours." The transition to Sacred Heart-Griffin was a no-brainer, "We wanted our children to attend high school where they could live their Catholic faith and have prayer be part of their daily routine. SHG has outstanding academic offerings... the teachers know our children and have a true interest in their success."
Grace Conlon is a sophomore and loves Mr. Watt's Advanced Placement European History class, and participates in cross country, Student Ambassadors, and activities in the music department. Grace also sings in the Teen Choir at Christ the King.
Michael Conlon is a junior and is heavily involved in numerous extra-curricular activities, including cross country, student council, and Student Ambassadors, to name a few. He is also an altar server and Eucharistic Minister at Christ the King.
The Conlon's oldest daughter, Claire, graduated from SHG in 2016 and is a freshman at St. Mary's College in Notre Dame, IN. Claire made the Dean's List her first semester and plans to study abroad in Rome in the fall of 2017.
The youngest Conlon, Matt, is in 7th grade at Christ the King and plans to attend SHG in the future. While at CTK he is involved in various sports and is an altar server.
The Conlons have enjoyed volunteering at the Mostaccioli Dinner and the Family Dance. "We love the bright, clean, safe, quiet and faith-filled atmosphere that our children experience every day."