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Parochial Basketball Prepares to Tip-Off

Parochial Basketball Prepares to Tip-Off

Marc Eckenrod, Staff

October 31, 2014


Filed under Sports

Thursday evening at 7pm a meeting was held in the Bishop McCort cafeteria to discuss the boys and girls 5th and 6th grade Parochial Basketball League. This year, the league will feature 11 boys’ teams and six girls’ teams. The Parochial League has been a tradition at Bishop McCort for decades. S...

Scholastic Quiz Shines on Senior Night

Quinton Boltz, Staff

October 31, 2014


Filed under Student Life

On Monday, October 27th, the Bishop McCort Scholastic Quiz team defeated the Cambria Heights Scholastic Quiz team on Bishop McCort’s senior night. The seniors on the Scholastic Quiz team are: Karch Helsel, Annu Siresh, Patrick Unger, Noah Huffman, Brett Diehl, Blake Barnes, and Hussein Sbietan. ...

Financial Aid Night

Financial Aid Night

Alexis Wolfe, Staff

October 31, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

  On Tuesday, October 28th, a representative from the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency visited Bishop McCort to discuss financial aid options for college with Seniors and their parents. There was a good turnout, with about 50-60 people in attendance. The student aid expert...

Crushers Look to Cool Off Competition

Crushers Look to Cool Off Competition

Conner Hagins, writer

October 31, 2014


Filed under Sports

The Bishop McCort boys’ hockey team is 1-1 so far this year. They captured a 6-3 win over Keystone Oaks on October 27th. Junior forward Connor Bunn scored a hat trick ( 3 goals ), while freshman forward Brett Seitz scored 2 and Sophomore Anthony Formica scored 1. The hockey team plays the Gatewa...

McCort Faculty Member Competes in Pillsbury Bake-Off

McCort Faculty Member Competes in Pillsbury Bake-Off

Sam Kuhne, Writer

October 31, 2014


Filed under News

On November 3rd, Tina Repak-Mirilovich, the Director of Advancement at Bishop McCort, will travel to Nashville, Tennessee to compete in the 47th Bake-Off Contest from Pillsbury. The Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest is open to thousands of contestants who submit original recipes to Pillsbury. Out of the...

The Truth about Demons, Spirits, and Ghost

The Truth about Demons, Spirits, and Ghost

Bryson Blough

October 31, 2014


Filed under Student Life

On Wednesday night, Father Matt Baum, a Bishop McCort religion teacher, and his John Paul II Youth Group hosted a talk on the supernatural, mainly demons, spirits and ghosts and what the Church teaches about them, along with a question and answer session afterward. The talk was held in the St. Benedic...

Hitting the High Notes

Hitting the High Notes

Sarah Nagy, Writer/Reporter

October 31, 2014


Filed under News

Five Bishop McCort Chorus members have been chosen to participate in this year’s District VI Chorus to be held at Windber High School in January. District Chorus is a competition for vocalists and accompanists. Students perform a song that was given to them the previous year in front of a panel of judg...

State Farm Essay Contest Winners

State Farm Essay Contest Winners

Carly Hajjar, Staff

October 31, 2014


Filed under News

Three Bishop McCort students recently received cash prizes for winning the State Farm sponsored Safe Driving Essay Contest. Junior Gavin Homan won 3rd place and $50, senior Tara Shaffer won 2nd place and $100, and senior Kate McGrath won 1st place accompanied by $200. These students wrote essays...

Bishop McCort Celebrates Red Ribbon Week

Bishop McCort Celebrates Red Ribbon Week

Sam Kuhne, Writer

October 31, 2014


Filed under News

October 23rd through October 31st marks the beginning of Red Ribbon Week 2014, an alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs prevention awareness campaign, which Bishop Mccort will be celebrating this week with various events. Red Ribbon week is an ideal way for people and communities to unite together and...

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 ...

Conner Hagins Wins Future Leader Award

Conner Hagins Wins Future Leader Award

Bryson Blough, staff

October 24, 2014


Filed under Student Life

Conner Hagins, a senior at Bishop McCort, received the Social Studies Future Leader award on October 17th during the 61st Pennsylvania Council for the Social Studies (PCSS) annual conference. The Social Studies Future Leader award recognizes a student that demonstrates positive citizenship or a pass...

Challenge Program Winners

Challenge Program Winners

Alexis Wolfe, Staff

October 24, 2014


Filed under News

On Monday, October 20th, a group of Junior and Senior Challenge Program  nominees were awarded $200 for their hard work in categories such as attendance, STEM, academic improvement, and community service. The Seniors who received awards were Allison Seidel (attendance), Mary DePrimio (academic excellence...

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