Alumni Updates...Where are they now?
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!