Annotated Bibliographies 9 & 10
McGraw, Eliza. “Learning by Heart at Gonzaga College High School, Volunteering for the Needy is a Key Part of the Curriculum.” The Washington Post Apr 09 2017 ProQuest.
In The Washington Post article titled “Learning by Heart at Gonzaga College High School, Volunteering for the Needy is a Key Part of the Curriculum,” written by Eliza McGraw, she explains the critical use of volunteerism in Gonzaga’s curriculum and how Gonzaga students stand out compared to students from other schools in the community service sector. She begins by explaining the story of Richard Hrdy, a senior at Gonzaga. Hrdy along with some of his classmates distribute food to the homeless in the surrounding area. Interestingly, Gonzaga is one of the most expensive private religious schools, but located in a low-income area of Washington D.C. McGraw explores the relationship Gonzaga students have to the physical area around them. Gonzaga is located near Union Station which is an area where homeless people tend to congregate. There is also a government housing project down the road from Gonzaga. Even though there is a gate all around Gonzaga, the students break down barriers and help the community around them. These strong values are at the core of a Jesuit education and are engrained in the students from a young age.
This article is particularly useful since it provides evidence that the students engage in the physical area around them. One would think that most students just go to school and take their classes but Gonzaga is different. I am going to use the article in my final project because I plan to break down the dichotomy of the wealthy private school situated in one of the poorest sections of D.C.
Kelly, John. “Gonzaga College High Takes a Day to Honor 48 Years of Dedicated Service.” The Washington Post, Sep 02, 2015, ProQuest Central, http://proxyau.wrlc.org/login
In The Washington Post article titled “Gonzaga College High takes a day to honor 48 years of dedicated service,” written by Kelly John, she discusses the recent death of a prominent Gonzaga teacher and how the community united as one. She begins by explaining that classes were cancelled on the day of John C. “Doc” Warman’s funeral. “Doc” suffered a heart attack and passed away in his classroom at 75 years. Kelly John goes on to explain how “Doc” was more than a teacher. He was even a student of Gonzaga College High School and graduated in 1957. Kelly John then incorporates quotes from two alumi, Ra’Mond Jamar and Shephard Hines members of the class of 2014. Both admired “the way Latin and Greek flowed off his tongue [it] was like poetry itself.” Next, the article points out how “Doc” was thoroughly involved in music. Doc sang the national anthem before every home basketball game and was musical director of Gonzaga’s shows. He also played piano in the small pit orchestra and was the choir director at Our Lady of Victory Church. At the end of the article Kelly John says one of the most moving statements when she writes, “An obituary would say that Doc had no children. Of course, he had thousands.” Overall, Kelly John does a great job at describing the celebration of life for John C. “Doc” Warman, a true inspiration to the Gonzaga community.
The article is useful for the final project since it is evidence that contributes to the strong sense of community within Gonzaga. It truly is a second “home” for many people. I am going to use this article to add to my argument that Gonzaga is more than an education. I plan to give the example of John C. “Doc” Warman and how he truly outlined the Jesuit mission, then compare it to Gonzaga’s website which states, “For an education to be truly “Jesuit,” we must help our students encounter, engage, and reflect upon their world.”