LC will be CLOSED FRIDAY, MARCH 6
Congratulations to the Class of 2015's Valedictorian, Courtney DelPo (Mary, Mother of the Redeemer) and Salutatorian, Nick Maloney (St. Jude), shown here with LC Principal, Ms. Rita McGovern.
Our annual 7th Grade Practice Scholarship Exam will be held on Saturday, March 14 at 8 am, open to any seventh grader who attends one of our regional parochial, public or private schools. Please follow the link below for the application. Don't forget to mark Thursday, April 16 on your calendars for our Seventh Grade Universal Visitation Day and Evening Spring Open House.
Excellent news, LC has two Finalists from the National Merit Scholarship Program! Congratulations to seniors Katie Blankemeyer and Nick Maloney, both from St. Jude's, shown here with Ms. Rita McGovern, LC Principal. Out of the 1.4 million students who took the 2013 PSAT exam, only 15,000 of them become finalists, or 1% in the nation. They are also Connelly Foundation Neumann Scholars, a wonderful accomplishment for them and their families!
Congratulations to Shannon Carr and Casey Ford (MMR), Camille Formica and Andrew Guippone (St. Jude), Benjamin Ahern (SASH) and Joseph Giorgio (Our Lady of Mercy Regional) on being selected as Connelly Foundation Neumann Scholars in the LC Class of 2019! LC currently has 14 Neumann Scholars in our four classes. Congratulations also to their families as well as their principals, teachers and support staff on such an accomplishment.
Patrick Bampfield '15 (Visitation BVM), a student in Mrs. Lisa Polk's class, was nominated as the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) Student of the Year. As part of his award, Patrick will attend the Global Entrepreneurship Showcase in New York City with the NFTE team on March 25. They have a full day of programming planned, including a behind the scenes tour of the United Nations, and a showcase of Patrick's business idea at New York's historic Gotham Hall.
As part of LC's continuing STEM Program, students should be aware of university-level programs. The University of Pennsylvania and Johns Hopkins University are offering summer academies, so please click on the link below or see Mrs. Antoni, LC STEM Advisor, during the school day for more details.
Congratulations to Keira Koch '15 (St. Philip Neri, East Greenville) on being honored for her exemplary volunteer service with a President's Volunteer Service Award. The award, which recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities and their country, was granted by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program on behalf of President Barack Obama. LC nominated Keira for national honors this fall in recognition of her service.
LC Student-Athletes picked up their awards at the recent Philadelphia Catholic League Soccer Banquet. Congratulations to Josh Yurasits '17 (Mater Dei), Third Team-All Catholic; Danny Kelly '15 (Corpus Christi) First Team-All Catholic; Coach Joe Wilson; Scott Jacobs '15 (St. Stanislaus) First Team-All Catholic and Jake Saba '15 (Corpus Christi) First Team-All Catholic. Please click below for more pictures of our fall student-athletes and their accomplishments.
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia is preparing for people around the world who want to come here for the World Meeting of Families and are looking for somewhere to stay. Many will stay in hotels but host families are needed to accommodate the huge numbers of people headed here in September. We are asking for the LC community to consider Hosting A Family. If you live within 120 miles of Philadelphia you can register to be a Host Family by clicking on the link below. Thanks very much.
Thank you to members of the support group for adoption, Mrs. Maria Malone and Mrs. Jenny Galiani, who took time last week to speak with juniors in Mr. McCarthy's Theology classes. As members of Mary, Mother of the Redeemer Parish's adoption support group, they spoke about their own children, all of whom are adopted. Thank you also to MMR's Parochial Vicar, Father Tom Whittingham for reaching out to LC. Their website is Adoptionisalovingoption.org.