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February 10, 2015

Students at Catholic school in Tucson, Ariz., wear T-shirts emblazoned with Notre Dame ACE Academy slogan

On Fridays students at St. John the Evangelist Catholic School in Tucson, Ariz., wear T-shirts emblazoned with a Notre Dame ACE Academy slogan. The expression reminds teachers and students that the goal is to put children on the path to college and heaven. Pictured is teacher Adela Dinwiddie’s third-grade class. (CNS photo/Nancy Wiechec)

TUCSON, Ariz. (CNS) — Kiana Romero waves a finished assignment in the air, beaming confidence as her teacher collects the papers.

On a classroom bulletin board hangs a blue and gold pennant that reads “Class of 2026.”

That is the year Kiana and her classmates at St. Ambrose Catholic School, a Notre Dame ACE Academy, are to enter college. The first-graders know that already.

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