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Helping Hands for St. Vincent de Paul Family Kitchen

Helping Hands for St. Vincent de Paul Family Kitchen

Alayna Gruss, Writer
April 7, 2015
Filed under Faith & Service

Service hours are available for helping out at the St. Vincent de Paul Family Kitchen on Sunday, April 12th and Sunday, April 19th. On April 12th, students will help to prepare food, help serve food and drinks, and help clean from 10:00 AM until 1:30 PM. The second date on April 19th will start earlier at 8:00...

McCort Senior Wins Award

McCort Senior Wins Award

Adam Karalfa, Writer
February 27, 2015
Filed under Faith & Service

Bishop McCort Senior Conner Hagins was awarded for his extensive volunteer work over the past years. Conner was named one of two top youth volunteers by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. The program honors young people throughout the country for volunteer and charity work. Conner started...

Crush Soda Charity Project

Crush Soda Charity Project

February 12, 2015
Filed under Faith & Service

A new way to spread the love this Valentine season through a soda-gram special with “A Crush for your Crusher” has come to Bishop McCort. The concept of sending a soda-gram to your crush was introduced recently to the Crusher student body by the Campus Ministry administrators, Mr. Sheridan and...

McCort Supports Wounded Warrior Project

McCort Supports Wounded Warrior Project

Alexis Wolfe, Staff
January 16, 2015
Filed under Faith & Service

During the week of mid-terms, McCort students will be participating in a dodgeball tournament to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. Each homeroom was instructed to raise a minimum of $250 towards the Wounded Warrior Project, a foundation which aids veterans and service members who suffered from...

Family Christmas Project Wraps Up

Family Christmas Project Wraps Up

Alexis Wolfe, Staff
December 19, 2014
Filed under Faith & Service

On Thursday, December 18th, members of Bishop McCort’s Student Council delivered presents for needy families to Children and Youth Services in Johnstown. For the past month, each homeroom has been collecting and wrapping clothing, toys, and nonperishable food items for their assigned family. ...

Singing at Sunnehanna

Singing at Sunnehanna

Sarah Nagy, Writer/Reporter
December 12, 2014
Filed under Faith & Service

The Bishop McCort Chorus entertained the people at the Sunnehanna Country Club on Tuesday, December 9th. The chorus had been working hard on their songs for the Christmas Concert which will be held this Sunday. Singing at Sunnehanna was a good opportunity for the chorus to test their production. Sophomore Michael M...

“Wrapping” Up Breakfast with Santa

“Wrapping” Up Breakfast with Santa

Abby Selan, Staff
December 12, 2014
Filed under Faith & Service

Bishop McCort’s l’education en vogue held its annual Breakfast with Santa this past Saturday, December 6th. This was the most successful Breakfast with Santa event they have held. The event raised over $1,200, and about 70 children attended, which were both the largest amounts to date. Childre...

NHS Blood Drive

NHS Blood Drive

Alexis Wolfe, Staff
December 5, 2014
Filed under Faith & Service

On Friday, December 12th, members of the National Honor Society will hold their first blood drive of the school year from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the gymnasium. Any student who wishes to donate blood is required to have a signed parental permission slip which can be obtained from Miss Piatak or a S...

McCort Participates in Denim Day

McCort Participates in Denim Day

Sam Kuhne, Writer
December 5, 2014
Filed under Faith & Service

On Tuesday, Decemeber 2nd, Bishop McCort participated in Denim Day to support the Johnstown Area Heritage Association’s (JAHA) Annual Fund Initiative. Students dressed in denim jeans and donated money to support JAHA. The Johnstown Area Heritage Association recruited schools and other businesses...

Trout Project Moving Forward

Trout Project Moving Forward

Conner Hagins, writer
November 21, 2014
Filed under Faith & Service

Mr. Cotchen’s Biology classes are one step closer to releasing their trout that they have been taking care of. This is the third year that Mr. Cotchen has done Trout in the Classroom. Earlier this week, the majority of the 191 trout eggs hatched.  The students in his Academic and Honors Biology...

Volunteering at the Soup Kitchen

Volunteering at the Soup Kitchen

Abby Selan, Staff
October 31, 2014
Filed under Faith & Service

Bishop McCort’s Campus Ministry students will be volunteering at the Saint Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen on Sunday, November 2nd. On Friday, October 31st students will stay after school until 5:30 P.M. to help bake cookies, which will be distributed at the soup kitchen. On Sunday, students can ...

Conemaugh Hospital Volunteer Program

Conemaugh Hospital Volunteer Program

Abby Selan, Staff
October 17, 2014
Filed under Faith & Service

Bishop McCort students who are interested in healthcare or volunteering have the opportunity to give their time at Conemaugh Hospital through the Conemaugh Hospital Volunteer Program. Students must be at least fourteen years of age. They would volunteer once a week for about 2 hours in small groups...

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