Hudson Catholic Regional High School (HCRHS) is rolling out a new program this fall designed to prepare students for higher education. The Media Arts Certificate Program is an 18-credit program hosted by Hudson Catholic Regional High School and New Jersey City University. The goal of the program is to promote successful undergraduate educational experiences for qualified students during the 2022-2023, 2023-2024, and 2024-2025 academic years.
Ms. Juliette Wester is a history teacher at Seton Hall Preparatory School in West Orange, NJ. She joined the Seton Hall family in 2014 and has since become a fixture in the school community. Julie was awarded the Monsignor Michael E. Kelly Award this past school year, Seton Hall Prep’s equivalent to Teacher of the Year Award. Her school community went on to nominate her for the New Jersey Council for American Private Education (NJCAPE) 2022 New Jersey Nonpublic School Teacher of the Year Award.
Dan and Cindy Ritchey have always been grateful for how instrumental Union Catholic’s Success Program was in the development and success of their daughter, Alex, a member of UC’s Class of 2017. As a result, they’ve found ways to give back to the school as a way to show their appreciation for the profound impact Union Catholic had on Alex, who worked tirelessly to earn Honor Roll Status all four years and went on to make the Dean’s List at Kean University, where she recently graduated.
Newark, NJ: The 23 Catholic high schools of the Archdiocese of Newark celebrated their graduating classes recently, with processions occurring in late May and early June. Congratulations to graduates from the following schools, listed by county.
Scotch Plains, NJ: Union Catholic put an exclamation point on what was most likely the greatest season in NJ history for a combined boys and girls track and field program by winning two national championships, equaling a state record, producing 23 All-Americans, and winning two Meet of Champions titles during a weekend filled with electrifying performances.
Scotch Plains, NJ: The Union Catholic boys got the New Balance National Championships off to an electrifying start by winning the boys 4xmile and breaking the New Jersey state record on Thursday night at historic Franklin Field in Philadelphia.
Clark, NJ: Mother Seton Regional High School held commencement exercises May 26, 2022. Diplomas were presented by Sister Jacquelyn Balasia, Principal. The Class of 2022 has achieved in excess of $13.7 million dollars in academic scholarships and awards.
Clark, NJ: The Administration, Faculty and Staff of Mother Seton Regional High School are proud to announce their senior class valedictorian and salutatorian for the 2021-2022 school year. Valedictorian, Emily Destito of Linden, and Salutatorian, Raquel Pita of Belleville, were recognized with the top two academic achievement awards.
Trenton, NJ: The New Jersey Network of Catholic School Families is requesting increases in the state budget for transportation and compensatory education. Increases to these accounts are greatly needed by Catholic school and all nonpublic school children whose parents save the taxpayers of New Jersey a great deal of money each year.
Demarest, NJ: This study abroad opportunity is personal -- in the best possible way. Several intellectually curious scholars from the Academy of the Holy Angels just ventured across the Atlantic, and immersed themselves in a bespoke critical thinking course at Oxford University’s Pembroke College.
Franklin Lakes, NJ: Pope Francis announced the 16th Ordinary Synod of Bishops, which will take place in 2023 in Rome. The Holy Father’s theme for the synod is for a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, and Mission. The term “synodality” means walking the same road together.
Scotch Plains, NJ: Jackie Dyer calls it a dream come true. Others are calling it the perfect fit. Dyer, who always hoped to one day become the head girls basketball coach at Union Catholic, got her wish when she was recently named to take over the girls basketball program at her alma mater.
Montclair, NJ: The Board of Trustees of Immaculate Conception High School, Montclair, NJ, is happy to announce the appointment of Dr. Michael Seeback, Ed.D as the new Head of School for Immaculate Conception High School effective July 1, 2022.
There’s real money on the line for the investing club at St. Benedict’s Preparatory School in Newark, New Jersey. This year, the Gray Bee Investors club — made up of about 15 high school students — is helping make investing decisions for the Grossman Family Student Investment Fund, which was established through a $100,000 gift to the school from the Grossman Family Foundation.
Scotch Plains, NJ: Matthews won 750 games, the third most by a girls basketball coach in N.J. history. When Kathy Matthews walked to the stage at the Prudential Center on Monday night, she received a huge ovation from the packed crowd, which included several former players, friends, family, coaches on her staff, and Union Catholic administrators.
Jersey City, NJ: The Peer Ministry students of Hudson Catholic High School in Jersey City, have put together an incredible recreation of Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper. The final captivating image is faithful to the original but instead of 13 men, it is made up of a combination of male and female students representing the school’s co-ed demographic.