On Thursday, December 8, our LC Choir, lead by Mr. Jim Timer, leaves for their performance at Walt Disney World. They will be singing with other high school and adult choirs from around the country at the Annual Candlelight Processional. The narrator for their two performances on December 11 will be the actor Robby Benson, known for his vocal talents on Disney's Beauty & The Beast. This is the second time they have been selected to appear by Disney World for this wonderful opportunity.
LC has 16 Neumann Scholars for the 2016-2017 academic year. 2020 - Aidan Moore (Mater Dei), Anthony Saldutti (Holy Rosary), Ciara Coulter, Maria DiRienzo, Sean Cole (St. Jude); 2019 - Ben Ahern (SASH), Shannon Carr, Casey Ford (MMR), Camille Formica, Andy Guippone (St. Jude), Joe Giorgio (Our Lady of Mercy); 2018 - Ed McQuillen (SASH), Annabeth Wengyn (St. Jude); 2017 - Andrew Danielson (St. Jude), Sarah Duffy (SASH), Brenna Sweeney (Mater Dei).
After our Thanksgiving Mass recently, Mr. Frank Ferris, Mr. Tim Murphy and Ms. Traci Connelly '02, of Elm Terrace Gardens (ETG), stopped to share their appreciation and gratitude to our great students who hosted a Senior Prom in October at ETG as part of their Homecoming Week festivities. Our students fundraise each Homecoming Week for a specific beneficiary. This year they raised $21,272.39 to support the new Memory Unit construction at ETG that will be completed by the Fall of 2017.
Our Career Fair Keynote Speaker was Major General Vincent Coglianese, Inspector General of the United States Marine Corps. We were honored to have him take the time to share his talk on perseverance and commitment to a chosen career path. We are also grateful for our 23 presenters that included current, past and future parents, as well as many of our alumni. Thanks to Mrs. Mary Antoni, STEM Advisor and our faculty and staff who served as moderators.
Our 19th Annual LEGO League Robotics Competition, Animal Allies Tune Up In PA, was a great success! Our Cyber Crusaders Team #272 hosted 45 junior high LEGO Robotics teams from around the Delaware Valley region, along with their families, mentors and supporters. It was great to see many of our local partner schools like Mater Dei/St. Stanislaus, Corpus Christi and Holy Cross/St. Eleanor to name just a few. Thanks to our many LC parents, alumni and former parents who volunteered to run the day
Our Lansdale Catholic December Community Service Corps event is the Toy Drive for the students at St. Francis School in Norristown. The deadline for drop off has been extended to Monday, December 12 in the Guidance Office. All toys must be WRAPPED with the index card attached to the gift. We are maxed out on student volunteers to deliver the toys, thanks very much. Please follow the link below to see more pictures and other Community Service Corps projects.
Congratulations to Ryan Crosby '17 (Corpus Christi) (Boys Soccer) and Kayla Connelly '17 (St. Isidore) (Cross Country) for earning LC's Athletic Booster Club's Fall Athlete of the Year. LC will be presenting a plaque to both recipients and LCAB will make a $50 donation to their favorite charity in their name. Both recipients and their families will be honored at halftime on February 2 at our home boys basketball game. Thank you LCAB and congratulations Kayla and Ryan!
Our Winter Sports teams have begun their 2016-2017 seasons. Our boys and girls swim teams have a brand new pool to compete in at the North Penn YMCA, located right down the street from LC. We wish them and all our student-athletes much success over the next few months.
On Founders Day, Bishop Timothy Senior '77 blessed and rededicated our STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Center in memory of his former classmate, Matt Walsh. Bishop Senior was joined by Mrs. Walsh, Matt's son Adam and his brothers, Peter '82, Christopher '86 and John '79. The Walsh family are great supporters of Lansdale Catholic but in particular our STEM program efforts and we are very grateful. Please click on the link below to learn more about STEM programs.