Baldwin County’s First Catholic High School

Baldwin County’s First Catholic High School

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Daphne, Al - With a prayer and celebration the campaign to raise $9.5 million begins.

“It is a big deal believe me, this has been talked about for 35 to 40 years that there would possibly someday be a Catholic High School in Baldwin County,” says the Superintendent of Catholic Schools Gwen Byrd.  The building site is in a rural part of Fairhope along Dick Higbee Road near Highway 104.

It's not much more than a green field now.  If everything goes according to plan they hope to have students here by 2017. 

“It's good for the entire community, when people look for a place to move they want to see that you have what they want,” says Archbishop Thomas Rodi.  To get a Catholic education at the high school level most students now have to travel to McGill-Toolin in midtown Mobile--the new school would end that commute.

“All the events they won't have to be in mobile all the time, they won't have to make that 30 mile drive every day and every day on the weekend,” says McGill graduate Gary Cowles.  The fundraising campaign may wrap up by late summer or early fall.

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