|PJAS State Results!
Congratulations to the following students who received FIRST place awards at the PA Junior Academy of Science (PJAS) State Competition: Alexandra Loperfito ’16, Caroline Maltese ’17, Isabelle Schroeder ’17, Alexis Shirley ’17.
23rd Annual Spartan Golf Outing
The SJHS annual golf outing will be on Monday, June 8 at Lenape Heights Golf Resort. Come play golf for the afternoon and/or attend a lovely dinner and support our auction. View the brochure for more details.
Breakfast on Capitol Hill!
Not only do we have two teams attending National History Day State Competition, but one of these teams was nominated by our National History Day affiliate coordinator to attend an invitation-only breakfast on Capitol Hill with members of Congress!
A group of sophomore students (Sophia Maltese, Benjamin Staniszewski, Jordan Van Thiel) placed second in Group Website for their project “H.J. Heinz: A Pure Genius.” The “Breakfast on the Hill” is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to recognize students who have demonstrated excellence in representing local history and have shown strong research and presentation skills.
National History Day State Competition Results!
1st Place Historical Paper: Isabel Schroeder ’17
2nd Place Group Website: Sophia Maltese ’17, Benjamin Staniszewski ’17, Jordan Van Thiel ’17
3rd Place Group Exhibit: Elizabeth Celko ’17 and Tessa Holka ’17
SJHS was named the Outstanding School in the Senior Division, 2015.
First and second place winners advance to the National contest on June 16-18 at the University of Maryland, College Park.
|Ms. Pucciarelli Awarded Teacher of Year Award for NHD!
SJHS History faculty member, Ms. Pucciarelli, was awarded the Patricia M. Behring 2015 Teacher of the Year Award for National History Day Senior Division Pennsylvania.
|Constitutional Academy Award Recipient
Caroline Lindey ’17 has been chosen to participate in the Constitutional Academy and granted a full scholarship. Each summer, the Bill of Rights Institute sponsors a Constitutional Academy where 50 students from around the country will spend a week in Washington, D.C. hearing lectures about constitutional principles from renowned scholars; participating in discussions and activities to apply the Constitution to current events; touring the National Mall and other D.C. museums; and learning about the college and career opportunities. A past attendee from SJHS has called it a life-changing experience!
Materials Science Camp Awardee!
Dominic Angelo ’16 has been selected for a scholarship to attend the Eisenman Materials Camp at Materials Park, OH this summer. Dominic will be joining a group of 30 high school student delegates who share a similar interest in science and will learn a lot about the world of materials.
|Gene Kelly Nomination!
SJHS received a Gene Kelly nomination (supporting actor Dan Schall ’15) for our spring musical Jesus Christ Superstar!
|Science is Fun with Mrs. Greco!
Mrs. Greco took her Science Research class to Pymatuming.
All-Star Team Member Selection!
Jake Stearns was selected as a member of the Class A All-Star team by the WPIAL Baseball Coaches Association. Jake will represent SJHS and Class A baseball in a game vs the Class AA All-Star team at Ross Memorial Park on Sunday, June 7.
|SJHS “F and S” Tradition Continues
The Freshmen and Senior (aka “F and S”) Picnic tradition continued at SJHS. Students participated in fun and games and had a great picnic lunch with faculty grillmasters Mr. Stitt and Mr. Woytek!
|Caroline Lindey ’17 Wins at Forensics Competition
Caroline honored SJHS by winning a third-place trophy on April 11, at the Keystone Oaks Invitational Tournament. Ryan Smith ’18 also competed (far left).
|PA Junior Science & Humanities Symposium March 29-31 – Results
First Place Life Sciences Category – Holly Wolfe
*Holly will attend the National Junior Science & Humanities Symposium (April 29-May 2)
Second Place Medicine; Health & Behavioral Sciences Category – Alex Loperfito
Second Place Earth, Space & Environmental Sciences Category – Caroline Maltese
PA Regional Science and Engineering Fair Results
Second Place in the Earth/Space/ Environment Category in the Senior Division – Alexis Shirley
Fourth Place in the Engineering/Robotics Category in the Senior Division – Isabelle Schroeder
SJHS won $194,000 in scholarships.
Allegheny College Trustee Scholarship ($12,500 / yr)
Juniata College ($12,000 / yr) – Alex Loperfito
Carlow University Whalen Scholarship (($5,000 / yr) – Alex Loperfito, Holly Wolfe
Chatham University ($2,000 / yr)
Gannon University Science Fair Scholarship ($2,000 / yr)
Saint Francis University Science Fair Scholarship ($1,000 / yr)
Saint Vincent College Science Fair Scholarship ($2,000 / yr) – Holly Wolfe
Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s College of Natural Science and Mathematics Scholarship ($1,000 / yr) – Caroline Maltese
La Roche College Science Fair Scholarship ($2,000 / yr) – Isabelle Schroeder
Seton Hill University Science Fair Scholarship ($2,000 / yr) – Holly Wolfe, Laurel Wolfe
American Meteorological Award – Calley Neelan
Society for In Vitro Biology – Alex Loperfito
Stockholm Junior Water Prize/Water Environment Federation – Caroline Maltese, Alexis Shirley
Affiliate Sponsor Awards
Society of Women Engineers SWENext New Outreach Program – Calley Neelan
Congratulations to our National History Day Regional winners!
These students will all advance to the state competition at Millersville University on May 12-14. Read the Trib Total Media article.
GROUP EXHIBIT (SJHS sweeps Category for the second year straight!!!)
1st Place: Elizabeth Celko ’17 and Tessa Holka ’17
2nd Place: Luke Koprivnikar ’17, Steven Montalbano ’17, Jack Protivnak ’17, Vincenzo Schiano diCola ’17, and Stephen Selden ’17
3rd Place: Cole Fitch ’17, Ryan Jackson ’17, and Mitchell Kuczynski ’17
3rd Place: Caroline Lindey ’17
2nd Place: Carly Dinnin ’16, Maria Hernandez ’16, and Jacquelyn Marchi ’16
1st Place: Laura D’Alessandris ’16
1st Place: Sophia Maltese ’17, Benjamin Staniszewski ’17, and Jordan Van Thiel ’17
3rd Place: Corinne Kurpakus ’16, Jeana Luciana ’16, and Hayley Walker ’16
1st Place: Isabelle Schroeder ’17
|Congratulations Sabrina Bowman!
Sabrina Bowman ’16 placed 2nd in the 100 fly and 4th in the 100 backstroke at the PIAA Swimming Championships!
Congratulations to the following students who received awards at the PA Junior Academy of Science (PJAS) Region 7 meeting on Saturday, February 7 at Duquesne University:
Alexandra Loperfito ’16, Caroline Maltese ’17, Isabelle Schroeder ’17, Alexis Shirley ’17
Grace Banke ’17, David Herr ’18, Alexandra Jones ’18, George Anne Morris ’16, Calley Neelan ’18, Julianna Nichols ’17, Emily Peratt ’17, Alyssa Snyder ’17, Meredith Willard ’18, Laurel Wolfe ’18, Holly Wolfe ’16
Alexandra Loperfito- INTEL Corporation Merit Award ($100) and American Chemical Society – Pittsburgh Section, Dr. James Manner Award for Excellence in Chemistry and Biochemistry ($100)
Isabelle Schroeder- Society of Women Engineers Award for Scientific Excellence and Southwestern Pennsylvania Engineering Outreach Award for Scientific Excellence ($100)
First place winners will advance to the state competition in May at Penn State University, Main Campus.
|Diocesan Youth Council SJHS Representative Speaks with Bishop Zubik
Erin Gilboy ’15 was one of four Pittsburgh Diocesan Youth Council members to present a paper about Pope Francis to Bishop Zubik.
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