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Only In Print: At OLPH, Even Those Who Aren’t International Fliers Have Passports

The cover of the student passport makes it clear that it belongs to a Catholic student. The image of the Blessed Virgin Mary graces the cover. (Photo: Courtesy of Frances DeLuca)

SOUTH OZONE PARK — You need a passport to visit a foreign country, but students at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Academy get the thrill of using a passport inside their own school.

Something new this year at OLPH is the Passport to Success. Each child from pre-K to eighth grade was issued a passport that is theirs to document their days at the academy.

The authentic-looking passports resemble the booklets issued by the U.S. government — with one important twist…

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