The Serra Catholic Honor Roll for Quarter 4 has been published on the Serra Catholic website. Please visit the "Campus Life" tab at the top of this page, then click on the "Honor Roll" page, to view the updated honor roll.
This Spring, eight of Serra's Junior Achievement (JA) students received a Bishop David Zubik Scholarship. There were a total of 10 scholarships awarded and Serra students received 8 of them. Each Bishop David Zubik Scholarship was worth $1,000. A number of scholarships were available, and were awarded to 9th – 11th Grade students in Western PA who are currently attending a Catholic High School within the Dioceses of Altoona/Johnstown, Erie, Greensburg, or Pittsburgh and have participated in at least one volunteer-led JA classroom program during the 2012-2013 school year. In addition, through another scholarship program, graduating Senior Bobby Kish also received a Junior Achievement State Farm scholarship.Serra students attended the JA Personal Finance® module which focuses on earning money, spending money wisely, through budgeting, saving and investing money, using credit cautiously, and protecting personal finances. In addition, they had to write a personal essay answering the question: How has attending a diocesan school and participating in Junior Achievement impacted your future, academically or professionally? The students also had to obtain a letter of recommendation from a teacher.
(L-R) Jeffrey Rask, Zachery Shomo, Elizabeth Holmes, Erin Almeter, Kassandra Hill, Michael Hudak, Clayton Lyons & Anna Mandak
Students from Serra's Interact Club participated in this year's White Oak Memorial Day Parade by riding on the White Oak Rotary's float, which was constructed by members of the White Oak Rotary. The students waved at spectators and distributed candy to children along the parade route.
Last Thursday, the White Oak Rotary presented three graduating Serra Seniors with scholarships for $1,000 each. The students were Michael Mercea, Wayne Hydak, and Nicolle Thiry. Best of luck!
On Tuesday, May 14, Serra students Michael Barnes, Anthony Bernick, Jake Bruno, Rudy Fetzko, and Jake Gunn assisted volunteers from the Holy Trinity Church in West Mifflin in their annual tradition of flying flags to honor veterans in their cemetery. Students helped in the installation of approximately 142 flags in the cemetery, to honor veterans from World War I through the Gulf War. The flags will fly through Labor Day.
Serra junior Anthony Bernick commented, "I don't mind working for people who worked hard for me. It's good to honor those who did so much."
Photos Courtesy Jennifer Vertullo - The Daily News
Recently, each student in Spanish 1 created his or her own avatar, called a “Voki”, through the website www.voki.com. Using the interactive, online tool, each student chose his or her own character, background, and outfit for the Voki character. After creating the interactive Voki, each student recorded his or her own voice detailing, in Spanish, what he or she does throughout the day.
You can view Erin Almeter’s voki by clicking on this link: http://www.voki.com/pickup.php?scid=7991645&height=267&width=200
You can also view August Hall’s voki by clicking on this link: http://www.voki.com/pickup.php?scid=8008196&height=267&width=200
Serra Catholic is offering a four-day basketball camp session for boys entering grades 5, 6, 7, and 8 from July 30 through August 2, 2013.
Each session begins at 5:30 p.m. and ends at 8:45 p.m. The cost to
attend is $75.00. For more information and to view the application, please click here
or click on the brochure PDF below. If you have any questions, please
call 412-751-2021 extension 315.
A girls basketball summer day camp is also scheduled for this summer. For more information regarding the girls basketball camp, please click here
Several students from Serra's Interact Club and Junior Achievement program recently attended an Ethics Symposium at Duquesne University. The students traveled in style to and from the event thanks to the generosity of the White Oak Rotary. The presenters included John Delano from KDKA, James Roddey, and William O'Rourke from Alcoa. They led discussions which encouraged students to make ethical decisions in the workplace and in their daily lives.
On Thursday, May 2, twenty-seven students from Ms. DeSalvo's anatomy class visited the University of Pittsburgh's Health Science Lab to learn more about cadaver examination. On site, the students were directed by Dr. Kevin Conley, the Athletic Training Education Program Director, and Dr. Greg Meloy, our football team resident. Through the demonstration, the students were able to examine twelve dissected cadavers of various ages and various causes of death. This was a great learning experience for the students, who were able to see the cadavers up close and ask questions to the doctors on site.
If you would like to purchase a video copy of the 2013 Serra Catholic Musical "The Boys from Syracuse" the order form is available below. The cost of the video is $30 per copy and it is in DVD format. Order forms are due in the Main Office by May 21, 2013. The videos will be available on May 28, 2013.
Click here for the musical video order form.
If you would like to purchase a copy of the 2013 Graduation Video, the order form is available below. The cost of the video is $30 per copy and it is in DVD format. Order forms are due in the Main Office by June 8, 2013. The videos will be available on June 22, 2013.