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      New president hopes to help Helias grow

      Father Stephen Jones will take over as the new president of Helias High School in August.

      He's been a member of the Jefferson City diocese for three years.

      KRCG 13 sat down with the newly appointed president of Helias Catholic High School.

      Father Stephen Jones has been involved in parochial education for a number of years.

      This past fall he was chaplain at Helias, and is excited to be around students and faculty as a part of his new position.

      Jones said the advantage of a parochial school over a public school is that students and teachers can express their faith at school, and have a body, mind, soul mentality.

      "I think Helias has a really strong tradition in the community. It's got very strong athletics, it's got strong academics, and a very strong spiritual component, which I think really sets it apart and makes it a very distinct place."

      Jones said he's looking forward to helping Helias grow and continue it's traditions.

      As president, Jones will oversee the administration, work with the foundation and alumni to help raise money, and provide a sense of leadership to strengthen the community.