After a prayer led by San Miguel students, Fr. James L. Heft, SM, delivered the keynote speech that addressed challenges of Catholic high schools. Fr. Heft is an Alton Brooks Professor of Religion and President of the Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies at University of Southern California in Los Angeles, CA. Later in the day, presidents, principals, and board members gathered separately to share ideas related to their specific responsibilities. Districts also held individual meetings.
The afternoon included an inspiring visit to San Miguel High School during which students welcomed each guest with a greeting and a handshake. They then took participants on tours of campus and talked about their education, the opportunities it provides, and their plans for the future. LASSCA participants were then treated to a reception catered by families of students. The evening ended with dinner at Casino Del Sol. Click here for pictures.