Catholic high school students returned to class last week for the first time since last March and the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. Archbishop Nelson Perez visited Villa Joseph Marie High School in Holland, Bucks County Sept. 10 to celebrate Mass for the young women and offer them words of encouragement as they begin a new academic year. Meanwhile, freshmen and other incoming students, including those transferring from public schools offering only virtual instruction, entered Pope John Paul II High School in Royersford, Montgomery County Sept. 9, welcomed by upper-grade students and the school’s administration and faculty. Like all archdiocesan high schools, Pope John Paul II offers a hybrid instruction model in which half the students alternately attend in-person and virtual classes each day.
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