Community Newsbriefs

Devon Prep Students return to campus changes

DEVON – When Devon Preparatory School students arrived on campus for the first day of school on Sept. 1, they were greeted by new faculty members and saw campus construction. Father James J. Shea, Sch.P., headmaster, served as the principal celebrant for opening day Mass and welcomed new faculty including: class of 1994 alumnus Mark […]

St. Luke goes ‘back to school’ for the 90th time

GLENSIDE – St. Luke the Evangelist School in Glenside opens its doors this fall for the 90th year Sept. 8. It welcomed 35 new kindergartners and 15 new students in grades one through eight, bringing enrollment to 340 students, the highest in the last several years. Sister William Adele, S.S.J., the principal, said that the […]

Holy Child Academy hosts religious education lecture series

DREXEL HILL – Holy Child Academy will host the second and third sessions of its three-part adult religious education series in October and February 2011. Father Stephen D. Thorne, director of the archdiocesan Office for Black Catholics, will lead “The Liturgy of the Word” Oct. 20 and “The Liturgy of the Eucharist” Feb. 28, 2011, […]

Sacred Heart student selected for leadership program

BRYN MAWR – Rosemary Affatato, a senior at The Country Day School of the Sacred Heart in Bryn Mawr, was selected to participate in the Economics for Leaders program conducted at the College of William and Mary in July. Rosemary was one of 32 students from around the country who was accepted into the Foundation […]

Holy Child Academy receives grant

DREXEL HILL – Holy Child Academy received a $5,000 grant from the Ethel Sergeant Clark Smith Memorial Fund to support its continued field house renovations. The grant money will be used to purchase and install new bleachers. As an anchor in the Upper Darby community, the field house is one of the most utilized areas […]

Octoberfest remembers Bucks County vets

DOYLESTOWN – The second annual Octoberfest hosted by Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Doylestown, will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, in the gymnasium. Special attention will go to parishioners serving in the military. At any time Our Lady of Mount Carmel has more than 30 active military members. […]

Waldron Mercy Academy student leaders attend leadership workshop

MERION STATION -Waldron Mercy Academy sixth and seventh grade student leaders attended a leadership workshop presented by Merion Mercy Academy faculty. Students who attended the leadership workshop included, from left, Hannah Bushner, Daniela Colavita, Katie Lynch, Paige Hodges, Stephanie Williams and Anna Shafer.

Villa Maria Academy Lower School students take firsts at computer fair

IMMACULATA -Students of Villa Maria Academy Lower School, Immaculata, won first place awards in three categories in the local computer fair competition. Villa Maria Academy Lower School was the only Catholic school from Chester County to compete in the state-wide computer fair at Dickinson College in Carlisle May 26. Food still in when school is […]

Nine Devon Prep seniors named National Merit Scholarship winners

DEVON – Nine Devon Prep students were named National Scholarship winners, from left, Daniel Stack, Theodore Lawrence, Robert Smith, Francisco Suero, Christopher Smith, Andrew Robie, Shane Howard, Joseph Stucynski, and Samuel Parkinson. Approximately 8,200 winners of National Merit scholarship awards are chosen from the 15,000 finalists based on the students’ abilities, skills, and accomplishments.

Mount St. Joseph Academy students honored as Champions of Caring

FLOURTOWN – Five students from Mount St. Joseph Academy were honored at the 15th Annual Champions of Caring Recognition Program on May 20 at Drexel University. The Champions of Caring program honored 75 teens from throughout the Philadelphia region for their commitment to service and social justice.