Clare Mangin: Living On Faith

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    Before going to her early morning job, Clare Mangin studied the book “Rediscover Catholicism: A Spiritual Guide to Living with Passion and Purpose” by Matthew Kelly, read the Bible and prayed at her home in Dubois on Feb. 25. She says her Catholic faith motivates her in all that she does, including her recent accomplishment of graduating high school as valedictorian and a three-sport athlete. Sarah Ann Jump/The Herald

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    Clare and her friend, Adi Denu, fed 6-week-old turkeys before sunrise at Denu Brothers farm in Dubois on Feb. 25. Clare also works at Grounded Organic & Natural Foods in Jasper. She has held multiple jobs throughout high school to help pay for her expenses and save for college. Sarah Ann Jump/The Herald

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    Clare prayed the rosary during her weekly adoration before school at St. Raphael Catholic Church in Dubois on March 14. In addition to attending weekly Mass and adoration, Clare is involved in her church through the youth group, religion classes and as a Eucharistic minister. Sarah Ann Jump/The Herald

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    Clare photographed a Northeast Dubois baseball game in Dubois on April 6. She is the editor of the school yearbook and enjoys photographing athletics. Sarah Ann Jump/The Herald

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    Clare reacted as the reality sunk in that she’d soon play her final game on the Jeeps’ home field before the senior night game in Dubois on May 15. “This isn’t like other sports. We grow up playing youth softball here,” Clare said. “I’ve been playing on this field since I was 3.” Sarah Ann Jump/The Herald

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    Wrapped in blankets to keep warm, Clare leaned against her boyfriend, Chase Riecker of Celestine, as they watched a Northeast Dubois baseball game in Dubois on April 6. Sarah Ann Jump/The Herald

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    Clare organized donated prom dresses at Northeast Dubois High School in Dubois on March 9. She founded the school’s chapter of Becca’s Closet, a charity that provides dresses, shoes and accessories to girls in need. Sarah Ann Jump/The Herald

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    Clare, a student manager for the Northeast Dubois boys basketball team, sat amongst the players during their senior night game in Dubois on Feb. 23. “I like being manager because you don’t have the pressure of playing, but you’re still part of the team,” Clare said. Sarah Ann Jump/The Herald

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    Clare climbed a tree with her niece, Peyton Warner of French Lick, 6, at Clare’s grandmother’s house in Dubois on May 6. Sarah Ann Jump/The Herald

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    Clare studied at home for her economics final exam before her softball sectional championship game May 22. Sarah Ann Jump/The Herald

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    Clare hugged her grandmother, Janet Schepers of Dubois, following the commencement ceremony at Northeast Dubois High School in Dubois last Saturday. Clare was one of seven valedictorians who gave speeches and she also closed the program with a benediction. Sarah Ann Jump/The Herald