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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. ...

Music Department Offering Penguins Gift Package

Music Department Offering Penguins Gift Package

December 19, 2014
Filed under News

The Music Department of Bishop McCort is raffling away a Pittsburgh Penguins themed basket to raise money for the program. Included in the basket are 2 tickets, with club seating and access to the Niagra Club, at the Penguins versus Rangers game, Penguins socks, 2 knit Penguins hats, a Penguins ba...

McCort Hosts Forensics Opener

McCort Hosts Forensics Opener

Sarah Nagy, Writer/Reporter
December 19, 2014
Filed under Student Life

The kickoff forensics competition was held at Bishop McCort on Tuesday, December 15th and lasted into the evening. Forensics is a competition in which students prepare a speech and preform it publicly in front of other students and a panel of three judges. There are nine categories of competition: Poetry, Pr...

Students Earn College Scholarships at Science Day

Students Earn College Scholarships at Science Day

Abby Selan, Staff
December 19, 2014
Filed under Uncategorized

Three Bishop McCort juniors attended Seton Hill’s 26th annual Women in Science Day and were awarded scholarships for their academic success. Women in Science Day recognizes young women who are high school juniors and have been nominated by their teachers for excellence in chemistry, biology, and mathem...

Students Accepted Into Local Jazz Concert

Students Accepted Into Local Jazz Concert

Sam Kuhne, Writer
December 18, 2014
Filed under Student Life

Four students at Bishop McCort were selected to perform at a local jazz festival held at Somerset High School in January of 2015. Joey Vatavuk, Jessica Schulte, Michael Walther, and Anastazia Hall emerged victorious after being accepted to perform in this local jazz festival following their District...

Melanie Trzeciak Named to All-State Team

Melanie Trzeciak Named to All-State Team

Alexis Wolfe, Staff
December 18, 2014
Filed under Sports

Melanie Trzeciak, a Senior captain of the Lady Crushers’ volleyball team, has been named to the 2014 All-State team. Trzeciak was one of 25 girls in the state for Class A voted onto the team by the Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association. Earlier this month, she was also named to the Dist...

All-Conference Selections

All-Conference Selections

Conner Hagins, writer
December 18, 2014
Filed under Sports

As the fall sports season season comes to a finish, many of the Bishop McCort Crusher athletes have stood out in the LHAC. The Crushers had 13 athletes named to the LHAC All-Conference team. The students and their sports are: Football Offense- Marc Smith and Corey Hall Defense- Eric Johncola...

Boys’ Basketball Wins Home Opener

Boys’ Basketball Wins Home Opener

Carly Hajjar, Staff
December 15, 2014
Filed under Sports

The Bishop McCort Boys’ Basketball Team played against Forest Hills in this season’s home opener on Thursday. Bishop McCort beat Forest Hills with a final score of 45-34. The first quarter ended with a score of 10-13. However, the Crushers began scoring a lot in transition and got a ten point...

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...

Swim Team Paddles Hard

Swim Team Paddles Hard

Sam Kuhne, Writer
December 12, 2014
Filed under Sports

On Monday, December 8th and Wednesday, December 10th, the Bishop McCort Swim Team competed against Cambria Heights and Richland in their first swim meets of the 2014-2015 season. The swim team competed in four styles of swimming including the butterfly, breaststroke, backstroke, and freestyle. Jac...

“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...

Playing at Portage for County Band

Playing at Portage for County Band

Sarah Nagy, Writer/Reporter
December 5, 2014
Filed under Student Life

Nine students were selected to play in the 2014 County Band Concert at Portage Area High School. Their concert was held Thursday, December 4th. These students went to Portage on December 3rd to practice for the concert. They auditioned in October and joined a band of over 170 students from fifteen di...

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