Alumni Updates...Where are they now?

Thank you to Shane Bell (2011)...To complete his Eagle Scout project Shane reached out to Mrs. Schurtz (ARCS Current Principal) for permission to raise money to construct an area for physical fitness in the back playground. Once he had the go ahead and with the help of Thomas Bailey (2011), James Cottrell (2011), Conor Bell (2014), Kevin Bell (2017), RJ Hall (2016) and Jon Bell (1981) they worked tirelessly to complete the outdoor project that has helped to enhance the outdoor activities for current students.


Congratulations to Nicholas Friedlander (class of 2009)...Nicholas was honored by Mayor Nutter in a parade on June 6th with other Philadelphia “Top of the Class” students. Nicholas also joined other students from the  Archdiocese of Philadelphia receiving the Distinguished Scholar Award for being the top 3% of his graduating class at St. Joseph’s Preparatory.  Nicholas is now settling in as a  freshman at Yale University.


Former Assumption Regional Catholic School Student 
Receives $20,000 Scholarship to Widener University   

Victoria Giansante, a Junior at Our Lady of Mercy Academy and Assumption Regional Catholic School Alumni class of 2010 recently learned that she was the winner of the Widener University High School Leadership Award.

The High School Leadership Program which accepts nominations from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, recognizes young leaders who have made a difference in their communities.  Victoria was one of 93 high school students who were recognized by the program for her ability to stand up for what is right and making a difference in the community.

Mrs. Mary Ellen Schurtz, Principal of Assumption, stated that “we are proud of Victoria and her academic successes at Our Lady of Mercy Academy. We are equally proud of her desire to help others and to make a difference in her community. Victoria continues to embody the values and caring that are part of our school community.”  While at Assumption Victoria was one of 5 students in the Diocese of Camden to receive the PTA Diocesan Citizenship Award for her outstanding participation in numerous community service activities.

Victoria serves as president of her junior class and volunteered in the community collecting firewood for her elderly neighbors.  It is because of her leadership in the community that she has been awarded a scholarship of $20,000 over four years should she choose to enroll at Widener University for undergraduate studies.

Great job Victoria !



Christopher Dinger (class 2004)
Eight years ago Christopher Dinger was part of Assumption Regional Catholic School's graduating class of 2004.  Christopher had Mr. Brian Cottelli as his 7th grade teacher.  He told Mr. Cottelli that he would like to attend the U.S. Navel Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.  Mr. Cottelli expressed to Christopher that this was a very high goal and if he achieved that goal and graduated from the Naval Academy that he would be honored to attend the graduation. 

On Tuesday, May 29th 2012, Christopher graduated from the Navel Academy and Mr. Cottelli washonored and proud to be present as Christopher received his diploma and commission. On June 4th, Ensign Dinger came back to Assumption and shared with each class his experience at the Navel Academy.  He shared with the students about how listening, hard work and dedication does pay off!  Students were amazed to hear of his exprience and living quarters while on a sub for four weeks and about what's next...flight school in Florida!  Great job Ensign Dinger, and best of luck in all your future endeavors!