|Senior Receives Most Outstanding Senior Award at NHD National Competition!
Isabelle Schroeder ’17 was one of 3,ooo students from around the world to advance to the Kenneth E. Behring National History Day Contest in College Park, MD. She was a top ten finalist in the senior division paper category. She was given a Most Outstanding Senior Division Award.
X-Press It! Camp from August 1-5 for SJHS Students
Sr. Mary Catherine Blooming, SJHS faculty member, organized X-Press It! Camp for SJHS students (grades 9-12) in August. The cost is $6 a day or $25 for the entire week. Lunch is provided. Contact Sr. Mary Catherine to register: email@example.com or 724-224-5552. The schedule is as follows:
Mock Trial – Monday Aug 1 10am – 2pm; led by Sarah Dodd ’16 and local attorneys
Speech – Tuesday Aug 2 10am – 2pm (optional: bring a favorite performance piece); led by area speech coaches
Photography – Wednesday Aug 3 10am – 2pm (optional: bring a camera / smart phone); led by Dr. Dennis Woytek and Jonathan Woytek, experienced IT directors Duquesne University and SJHS, respectively
Film Making – Thursday Aug 4 10am – 3pm (optional: bring a camera / smart phone); led by Alyson Stephan ’88, independent movie producer
InDesign/Photoshop – Friday Aug 5 10am – 2pm; (arranging photos, even shots taken 8/3) with input from Scott and Jeannette Poorbaugh, CEO and technology asst., General Press, inc., respectively
Summer Camp for Elementary School Students at SJHS!
We are happy to announce our first ever summer camps in 2016! The following camps will take place in July. See our camp brochure!
Boys’ Basketball July 19 – 21 Tues – Thurs 9:30 – 11:30am; grades 2 – 5
SEVEN Gene Kelly Award Nominations!!!!!!
The SJHS Drama Department received 7 Gene Kelly Award Nominations for Budget Level I. Read more.
Best Actor – Jake Hayes ’16
Best Supporting Actor – Anthony Giancola ’17
Best Supporting Actress – Jayme Keffalas ’16
Best Scenic Design
|Mr. Wesolowski Wins Carnegie Science Award!
Materials Science and Physics teacher, Mr. Robert Wesolowski, was recognized by the Carnegie Science Center for outstanding science and technology achievements at SJHS. The Carnegie Science Awards have honored the accomplishments of more than 400 individuals and organizations whose contributions in the fields of science, technology, and education have impacted our region’s industrial, academic, and environmental vitality. Read more.
Spartan Softball Team Working to Make Playoffs!
The softball team is in the news again. It could be the most winning season yet for the Spartans. Read about their goals in the Valley News Dispatch.
Spotlight Athlete Anna Swierczewski ’18
Sophomore Anna Swierczewski chosen at the Tribune Review Spotlight Athlete.
|Spirit of St. Joseph Award Dinner
On Saturday, March 19, family and friends of Saint Joseph High School gathered to celebrate the Inaugural Winners of the Spirit of St. Joseph Award: Christine Janicik Harmon ’82, Jennifer Kaniecki MacNeil ’89, Msgr. Larry Kulick ’84, Joan Dlubak Kunkel, Ron Altany, Wayne R. Schiebel, and Jack Marino (posthumously). View our Facebook page for more photos.
|Brodey Cowan ’18 in the News!
Spartan baseball pitcher Brodey Cowan ’18 in the Tribune Review.
|Congratulations Sr. Mary Catherine!!!!!
Sr. Mary Catherine Blooming is our 7th Golden Apple Award Winner at SJHS! Sister will be presented with her award by the Diocese of Pittsburgh and the Charitable Family Foundation. This is the 25th anniversary of the Golden Apple Awards which are given to outstanding Catholic elementary and high school educators in our diocesan schools. Other faculty awardees include: Sr. Marilyn Llewellyn, Ms. Pucciarelli, Mrs. Kiriluk, Mrs. Greco, Mrs. Kaniecki, and Mrs. Ventorini.
PRSEF Results are in! Over $250,000 awarded to SJHS Students!
Students participated in the Pittsburgh Regional Science and Engineering Fair on April 1-2. The following awards were given:
Medicine / Health/ Microbiology, Senior Division Place ($25) Isabelle Schroeder
Biology – Senior Division Third Place ($75) Caroline Maltese
Allegheny College Trustee Scholarship (min. annual amount -$14,000) – Sophia Maltese
Carlow Univ Whalen Scholarship ($20,000)- Sophia Maltese, Alexis Shirley
Chatham Univ ($8,000) – Sophia Maltese
Clarion Univ High Achiever Scholarship ($8,000 – $28,000) – Calley Neelan
Gannon Univ Science Fair Scholarship ($8,000) – Samantha Alden, Caroline Maltese, Alexis Shirley, Alyssa Snyder
Harrisburg Univ BioGENEius (Full tuition less federal and state grants and first $3,500 in federal loans) – Caroline Maltese, Sophia Maltese
Juniata College (min. of $16,000/ year) – Caroline Maltese, Sophia Maltese
Mount Aloysius College Science Fair Scholarship ($10,000) – Calley Neelan
Duquesne Univ Dept of Biological Sciences Award – Calley Neelan
Robert Morris Univ Sponsor Award – Calley Neelan
Point Park Univ ($5,000/year) – Isabelle Schroeder
St. Francis Univ Science Fair Scholarship ( $4,000) – Sophia Maltese
Seton Hill Univ Science Fair Scholarship ($8,000) – Alexandra Loperfito, Caroline Maltese, Sophia Maltese
Waynesburg Univ Science Achievement Scholarship ($8,000) – Caroline Maltese
Sponsor Award Duquesne Univ, Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Science Award ($50 and medal) – Caroline Maltese
NASA Earth System Science Award – Vaunden Brunn
Perseverance Awards Honorary Scientists – Caroline Maltese, Isabelle Schroeder
Perseverance Awards Associate Scientists – Alexandra Loperfito, Sophia Maltese, Julianna Nichols, Alyssa Snyder, Holly Wolfe
|Megan Rosenberger ’13 in the Local News
In 2013, then senior, Megan Rosenberger had an idea for a science project to collect rain water for hydroelectricity purposes. Months later she was at the White House to receive a Presidential Environment Award. Then about two years later Megan created a non-profit organization “Barrels by the Bay” in Annapolis Maryland while attending the US Naval Academy. Megan recently had the idea to include her home region, Southwestern PA, in her endeavor. The SJHS Farm Club and Art Students are participating in Megan’s initiative. The art students will assist painting the rain barrel and the farm club will find useful ways to use the water. Read more.
Valley News Dispatch All Section Basketball Team
Lizzy Celko ’17 was named to the Valley News Dispatch All Section Women’s Basketball Team! View the article.
PA Jr Science and Humanities Symposium
Six students attended the PA Junior Science and Humanities Symposium at Juniata College. Sophia Maltese ’17 placed First in the Environmental Science Division. Julia Singleton ’19 placed Second in the Life Sciences Division. Caroline Maltese ’17 placed First in the Life Sciences Division. Caroline and Sophia presented again in front of all of the Symposium, and they were awarded scholarships and attend the National Symposium (all expense paid trip). Caroline won a $1000 scholarship and will take part in the poster session. Sophia won a $1500 scholarship and will give an oral presentation of her work at Nationals. Five delegates from PA will attend the National Symposium and two of them will be SJHS students!
Sophia placed Second out of all Symposium participants. Caroline placed Third.
Spartan Softball Season Begins!
The women’s softball season was highlighted in the Valley News Dispatch. Go Spartans!
Changes in Baseball this Season
View the article in the Valley News Dispatch discussing changes in the off season for the men’s baseball team.
Congratulations History Day Participants!
The following students earned awards in National History Day Regional Competition at the Heinz History Center on Saturday, March 5. All winners will advance to State Competition.
1st Paper Isabelle Schroeder ’17
3rd Paper Joseph Perrino ’17
1st Ind. Performance Allison Wygonik ’18
3rd Group Performance Patty Jo Nickoloff ’17 and Sophia Maltese ’17
2nd Ind. Doc. Julie McGreevy ’18
2nd Group Doc. Isabel Horgan ’18 and Giavanna Angelo’18
2nd Group Website Benjamin Staniszewski ’17, Jack Farrell ’17, and Thomas Klawinski ’17
3rd Ind. Exhibit Tessa Holka ’17
2nd Ind. Exhibit Laurel Wolfe ’18
2nd Group Exhibit Giovanno Gatto ’18, Christian Sauer ’18, Nathan Sullivan ’18, Anna Swierczewski ’18, and Brodey Cowan ’18
|Go Mock Trial Team!!!!! Playoff bound!
Both Mock Trial teams make playoffs….an historic “first.” Allison Wygonik ’18 wins “best lawyer.” Dana Novak ’18 wins “best witness” in victory over Shaler High School.
Congratulations Mock Trial Team!
The Mock Trial teams competed at the Allegheny County Courthouse and brought back “gold”! Sarah Dodd’s ’16 team beat Chartier Valley High School, winning all 3 of the judges’ ballots. Lawyer Claire Preston ’16 received a “best lawyer award.” Witness Stephanie Edwards ’18 received a “best witness award.” The other outstanding team members were: Lawyers Sam Shadle ’18 and Sarah Dodd ’16. Witnesses: Mitch Zock ’18 and Samantha Alden ’18. Because of the win over Seton LaSalle last Thursday, they earned a berth in the playoffs. Julie McGreevy’s ’18 team beat Neighborhood Academy, winning all three of the judges’ ballots. Lawyer Jackie Marchi ’16 received a “best lawyer award.” Witness Ethan Swierczewski ’16 received a “best witness award.” The other outstanding team members were lawyers: Julie McGreevy ’18 and Allison Wygonik ’18. Witnesses: Dana Novak ’18 and Katie Mentecki ’18. Thanks to our lawyer advisors: Matt Horgan and Larry Loperfito.
2016 PJAS Regional Results are in!!!!!
Students participated in the PJAS Region 7 Meeting on February 6 at Duquesne University.
Holly Wolfe ‘16 was presented with the following Special Awards: Perfect Score Award (max # of points in every category from all of judges) and the Provost Award ($400 Duquesne Univ merit award for science excellence).
Caroline Maltese ‘17 received the Director’s Award in Botany ($100).
First Awards: Leah Grady ‘19, Cayleigh Jenkins ‘19, Alexandra Loperfito ‘16, Caroline Maltese ‘17, Sophia Maltese ‘17, Calley Neelan ‘18, Julianna Nichols ‘17, Isabelle Schroeder ‘17, Julia Singleton ‘18, Holly Wolfe ’16.
Second Awards: Samantha Alden ’18, Alyssa Synder ’17.
Third Award: Vaunden Brunn ’19.
Technicians: Hannah Cook ’17 and Alexis Shirley ’17.
Perseverance Awards: Holly Wolfe ’16 and Alexandra Loperfito ’16.
|Success at PJAS for Holly Wolfe ’16
Holly Wolfe ‘16 had a successful day at the PJAS competition Saturday. She was presented with the following Special Awards: Perfect Score Award (received the maximum number of points in every category from all of the judges) and the Provost Award ($400 Duquesne University Merit Award for science excellence).
Centennial Celebration Underway!
SJHS kicked off its year long Centennial Celebration on Sunday, September 13 with mass with Bishop Zubik in the Walter Dlubak Athletic Center. Alumni, parents, and friends of the community celebrated and packed the gym with Spartan pride on this historic occasion. The altar servers are pictured below in a selfie with Bishop Zubik!
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