Students and faculty members at Holy Ghost Catholic School in Hammond celebrated Catholic Schools Week during the week of Jan. 26.

As part of the week-long festivities, teachers listened to Distinguished Graduate Brad McKee during a breakfast Jan. 27. McKee talked about attending HGCS, and how his Catholic education made him into the man he is today, the release said. McKee is a former Marine, having served four tours overseas, and the founder of Disposable Heroes. He is the owner of Crossfit in Hammond. Having led and continuing to lead a life of service, he was a perfect example of the Catholic mission to serve others, the release said.

Holy Ghost Catholic School also honored the recipients of the Brotherhood/Sisterhood awards. The award program is sponsored by the National Conference for Community and Justice, and is designed to honor persons who demonstrate a true concern for their fellow human beings regardless of race, religion or academic achievements, the release said. Voted on by co-workers, the award is given annually.