With this being the last full week of Lent, yesterday we walked down to St. Stanislaus Church for our Stations of The Cross. Thanks very much to Fr. John Schiele '85, Director of School Ministry and Msgr. Joseph Tracey, Pastor of St. Stanislaus for coordinating.
Recently Pat Farris '15 (MMR), reading the children's classic Goodnight Moon, along with other seniors from our football team took the time to visit one of our partner elementary schools, St. Isidore's in Quakertown. There they read stories from Dr. Seuss and others to the students in the younger grades. Thanks to LC Assistant Principal for Student Services, Mr. Jon Slabek for moderating and for St. Isidore Principal, Mrs. Robin Conboy for organizing this effort for the second year in a row.
Seniors Scott Jacobs (St. Stanislaus) and Hannah Basilii (Corpus Christi) at the North Penn Rotary Club Dinner, where they placed 1st and 2nd in their speech contest. Congratulations to their teacher, Ms. Beth Burgoon for preparing them.
Meghan Nicoletti of the Maguire Foundation recently visited our Maguire Foundation Scholars. Class of 2018 Scholars: Alex Arnow (Pennbrook/St. Rose), Clare Crotty (Pennfield/Corpus Christi), Nick Sexton (Corpus Christi), Meghan Primus (Queen of Angels) and Molly and Matt Walton (St. Isidore). Class of 2017 Scholars: Caroline Clauss (MMR), Nate Ensanian (MMR), Pat McDonald (Mater Dei), Gabby Huber (Strayer/St. Isidore), Michael Basilii (Corpus Christi) and Katelyn Nitchke (Mater Dei).
Last week's Spirit Week ended with the 2nd Annual Senior Mr. Crusader Contest, with formal wear sponsored by The Country Bride & Gent on Sumneytown Pike. Our winner was Francesco Giacomarra (MMR). Great performances by Brady Gallagher (MMR), Dan Godzieba (St. Stanislaus), Reece Hoyer (SASH), Scott Jacobs (St. Stanislaus) and James Kulik (SASH). The entire week focused on replenishing Manna On Main Street's food pantry. Another great example of LC students supporting their community.
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.
Thank you to the 155 seventh graders and their families who visited LC for our 7th Grade Practice Scholarship Exam. They were able to speak with current parents and students as well as listen to Mrs. Mary Antoni, STEM Advisor speak about our many academic programs. Don't forget to mark Thursday, April 16 on your calendars for our Seventh Grade Universal Visitation Day and Evening Spring Open House.
As part of LC's continuing STEM Program, students should be aware of university-level programs. Temple University is sponsoring a 5 week program on Electrical/Computer Engineering & Robotics from July 7 through August 6. An application packet can be found in the LC Guidance Office. The University of Pennsylvania and Johns Hopkins University are also offering summer academies, so please click on the link below or see Mrs. Antoni, LC STEM Advisor, during the school day for more details.
LC will be holding another Community wide Electronics Recycling Event on Saturday, April 11 from 9 am to 1 pm in our back parking lot. We are pleased to offer the opportunity to responsibly recycle your existing electronics and electrical items, as well as those unneeded ones being replaced by holiday gifts. Vehicle unloading assistance is provided at the event. Proceeds benefit our students. A $20 fee will apply to recycle glass picture tube TV's and older computer monitors.
Lansdale Catholic welcomes students from six countries including: South Korea, China, Mexico, Taiwan, Japan, and Vietnam. We look forward to including students from many other countries in the future. We are unique in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia in providing an International Student Office that includes a dedicated International Student Advisor. For more information please click on the link below.