Blessed Trinity Regional Catholic School, 3033 Levick St. in Lower Mayfair, was honored last week as a winner of an art contest sponsored by Philadelphia Federal Credit Union. The prizes included $250 for a classroom to spend on school supplies. PFCU’s mascot, Moola Moola, and personal finance expert Dominique Jenkins surprised the winners on the morning of Dec. 3. This fall, PFCU partnered with Philadelphia-area private and public schools to hold the second annual art competition designed to teach third- to fifth-grade students the importance of saving money at a young age. Hundreds of young artists submitted entries, and thousands of Philadelphians voted for the winners on the credit union’s Facebook page. The other winning school was St. Francis de Sales in West Philadelphia.
John Quirk V has a lot more in common with his grandfather, John Quirk III, than the name they share.
— The Republicans were not much of a Grand Old Party in Northeast Philly last week. Democrats won throughout the area.
When the students at Blessed Trinity Regional Catholic School in Lower Mayfair held a mock election on Monday, President Obama outpolled Mitt Romney, 402-200.
The school-closing appeals process is finished, and raw feelings remain for many in the Catholic community.