Earning an A+: Four students from St. Christopher School have been chosen as winners of the Josephine C. Connelly Achievement Award. This four-year partial scholarship is awarded to students who best demonstrate the value of Catholic education and who strive to achieve their fullest academic potential. The winners were Nicholas Schmid, Paul Sullivan, Ryan DiVergilis and Paige Sileo. Joining the awardees for the presentation ceremony were St. Christopher Principal Mary Tremper, Pastor Monsignor Joseph P. Garvin and the Rev. Sean P. English.
No spud, MacKenzie wants family
A Holmesburg woman has pleaded guilty to one count of animal cruelty in a case involving 13 dogs and four cats being kept in her property on the 7900 block of Marsden St.
Walk this way: St. Anselm School held its 10th Annual Race for Education on April 29. Students walked a quarter-mile area around the school and each classroom performed student- and teacher-written cheers. This year, St. Anselm School raised over $25,000 for the school through generous donations given by family, friends, faculty, alumni and the St. Anselm Parish community.
The Northeast Times provides an overview of crimes reported to the four police districts in the Northeast. The details are based on reports compiled by the Northeast Detectives division of the Philadelphia Police Department.
Thursday, May 5
LOVE Your Park at local tree planting event
Spelling champ: Maternity BVM seventh-grader Angelique Casem won the recent Archbishop Ryan Spelling Bee. Angelique competed against 53 other students from area Catholic schools. She won in the 10th round by correctly spelling the word “hemorrhage.” For winning the spelling bee, she received a $2,000 per year scholarship to Archbishop Ryan. “I am extremely proud of the students that represented Maternity BVM in the spelling bee and congratulate them on all of their hard work, especially Angelique on her first place,” said Constance Flynn, Angelique’s teacher.
A smooth ride: More than 700 SEPTA employees and their families participated in the city’s spring cleanup. Locally, state Rep. Jason Dawkins was among the volunteers who worked in the community surrounding Frankford Transportation Center. In all, volunteers used brooms, shovels, rakes and trash bags to clean 14 locations throughout the SEPTA system. SEPTA General Manager Jeffrey Knueppel took part, along with about 200 City Year Corps members. This was the ninth year SEPTA employees participated in the citywide cleanup.
The Archbishop Ryan High School varsity mathletes recently captured the Archdiocesan championship for the 21st time in 24 years.