Brunissa Morales, a student at St. Charles Borromeo Parish School in Bensalem, said in a Catholic Schools Week 2020 speech that Catholic education shows you “how to live your life like a true Christian.” (Photo courtesy of Darlene Morales)

During Catholic Schools Week 2020, Brunissa Morales, an eighth-grade student at St. Charles Borromeo School in Bensalem, addressed her classmates (in both English and Spanish) on the importance of Catholic education.


Not everyone has a chance to be in a Catholic school like St. Charles Borromeo. I consider myself lucky to go to this school. I came here in kindergarten and have loved it ever since.

The main reason I like St. Charles is the fact that it’s like one big community. You’re welcomed and accepted no matter what. Not just by the faculty, but by the students as well.

Another reason why I love this school, and I think everyone can agree, is because of the teachers. They’re always willing to listen to what you have to say, and they will be happy to help you.

For example, my teacher, Mrs. Haynes, finds a way to create a bond with her students, and with that, a way to make learning fun.

St. Charles also has fundraisers, including the yearly raffle and the book fairs. This year we a did community project known as “Stockings for Seniors.” For this, a few students worked with the Danaher Lynch Family Foundation, and the whole school contributed by donating everyday household items to the seniors.

St. Charles Borromeo, and all Catholic schools for that matter, educate their students about God, and how to live your life like a true Christian, and every school has something unique about them.

So the next time someone asks you, “What school do you go to?” you can say with pride, “St. Charles Borromeo.”