Senior Luke Boldman had always planned to be part of the annual March for Life traditionally held each January in Washington DC. For many years, several dozen De La Salle Collegiate students had traveled by bus to the nation’s capital, joining thousands of others in a nation-wide effort to value and protect every human life.
But with COVID-19 limiting travel, as well as group gatherings, Luke figured out a way to meet that mission of valuing and protecting life. He researched local charities, and discovered a local Catholic home for Expectant Mothers, Mary’s Mantle. A residential home in Bloomfield Hills, Mary’s Mantle serves homeless expectant women.
Luke enlisted the help of other National Honor Society members, and created flyers. The group collected during the daily scheduled lunch/advisory time, using buckets.
The effort netted over $650. Luke intends to use the money to purchase needed supplies for Mary’s Mantle.
In addition to his participation in the DLS National Honor Society, Luke is the captain of the school’s track and field team - he throws shot put and discus, and was captain of the tennis team in both his junior and senior years. He is also a member of the DLS Medical Club.
Additionally, Luke recently received the DAR Good Citizen Award, from the Louisa St. Clair Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Students are nominated for the award by their schools as the senior student who best exemplifies the qualities of dependability, service, leadership and patriotism in their homes, schools and community. The award was presented virtually on February 11. Read more in the Grosse Pointe News.
Luke attended St. Lawrence Grade School in Utica, and plans to major in business at college, most likely Michigan State.
Pictured are seniors Quinn McIntyre, Luke Boldman, Michael Wisniewski, and Vince Motowski.