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Congratulations to Pat D'Arcy Alumni of ARCS on winning Districts



Pat D'Arcy an ARCS alumni, wrestles for Holy Spirit and has won districts for his weight for the past 4 years! The following are pictures of Pat, his dad Pat and his coach Ralph Paolone. Pat will be attending Princeton University in the fall and will be wrestling for the Tigers next year. Way to go Pat!!!

Click here to veiw a recap of the article from the tournament.

 



 

 

Congratulations to ARCS ALUMNI

How many people can say that the President of our United States has mentioned their name in a positive way not once, but several times in one speech? On May 1, 2014 President Barack Obama honored the 2014 National and State finalists and Teachers of the Year, thanking them for their hard work and dedication each and every day in the classroom. During his speech President Obama recognized Assumption Regional Catholic School Alumnus Tom Schurtz who was a positive influence in the life of this year's Teacher of the Year Sean McComb!
During the presentation, the President spoke about Mr. Schurtz’s influence on Sean during a dark time in his life. Mr. Schurtz made Sean want to work hard and gave him the strength to deliver Sean’s mother’s eulogy when she passed. Mr. Schurtz was there for Sean to help guide him as a student providing the guidance needed to for his future success. He helped Sean complete his college applications to ensure he would be accepted into college and find a career. It was because of Mr. Schurtz’s example that Sean wanted not only to teach but to become an English Teacher just like Tom, his former teacher, who made such an important impact in his life! Sean said it best when he stated that Mr. Schurtz was the “shining light of hope and possibility in a dark time in his life.”
It’s not a surprise that Tom has made such an impact on a student - after all he comes from a family of
teachers. One of them you may have had...our current Principal, Mrs. Mary Ellen Schurtz! You can watch the
speech on Youtube by clicking here

 

 

 



If you are an Alumni of Assumption Regional Catholic School we would like to hear from you!  What great accomplishments or life changing events have occurred? We want to hear from you to share with your fellow Alumni! To get involved by helping with Alumni meet and greets, set-up an Alumni Fun Run, or help out in upcoming alumni events we want to hear from you! Please email cflammer@arcsgalloway.org!

 

The following are highlights from ARCS alumni:
Shane Bell (2011): Shane received his Eagle Scout Court of Honor on January 26. He thanked his
supporters and commented “support like this from a troop’s community is what keeps scouting alive
today.”
Congratulations to Patrick D’Arcy (2010) who took 2nd place during the state wrestling
championships held at Boardwalk Hall.
Holy Spirit High School 2014 musical The Sound of Music included the following Assumption
Regional Catholic School Alumni: Annamaria Sherma (2010) - Maria, Thomas Bailey
(2011), Phat Ngo (2011), Ryan Maslowas (2013), and Stefan Born (2010).
Congratulations to Liam McManimon (2008). Liam, a sophomore at Mount St. Mary’s played
on the basketball team which made it into the March Madness Tournament!
Congratulations to Kris Walls (2010) and Tara Puhalski (2010) who have both been accepted
to LaSalle University for the Fall of 2014 and received a partial academic and rowing grants/
scholarships (Division I team).
Ryan Rimmele (2010) who will be rowing and attending Drexel University next year.
Congratulations to Lia Bruno (2010) who is attending Syracuse University. Not only is she
attending, she underwent a grueling tryout and made the Syracuse Cheerleading Team! Be on
the look out...she has already made several TV appearances!
St. Joes High School Second Honors (all A’s and B’s): Rose Cirignano (2010) Anna Waters
(2010) Joe Higbee (2012)
Cedar Creek Honor Roll: Kelsi Walker (2013) Anna Cirignano (2013) Tim Meineke
(2013)
Congratulations to Madison Meeks (2013) who won the Volunteer Center of South Jersey's
2013 Youth Volunteer of the Year. This award was presented to Madison for all of the
money she raised for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) from her annual bake sale
for the past 4 years.
LTJG Christopher Dinger (2004) is currently living in San Diego, California. He is continuing his helicopter training. He will be flying a Sierra 60 and looking forward to his next set of orders! ARCS students have had the privilege of
receiving visits from him during his last few visits home. (LTJG is Lieutenant (junior grade) is a junior commissioned officer in the US Navy)

 

 


 

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!