Eighth Graders Graduate from St. Theresa School in Hellertown

St. Theresa class

St. Theresa School, a pre-kindergarten through 8th grade Catholic school in Hellertown, hosted a graduation ceremony for eighth graders on Tuesday, June 5.

The Baccalaureate Mass and graduation ceremony were held at St. Theresa Church and were followed by a reception in the school.

A number of students received recognition for outstanding performance in the areas of academics, arts and service at the graduation ceremony.

The following are some of the student successes that were recognized at the graduation ceremony:

PRINCIPAL’S AWARD: Kiyoshi Dixon

PASTOR’S AWARD: Matthew Yusella

HIGHEST OVERALL AVERAGE FOR THIS ACADEMIC YEAR: Kiyoshi Dixon

PRESIDENT’S AWARD FOR EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE*: Emma Crago, Ian Teresko, Hayley Hartranft, Clare Kenny, Molly McMenamy, Abigail Quinn, Robert Ruhl, Tyler Seifert, William Skopal, Kiyoshi Dixon, Matthew Yusella, Johanna Zimmerli

(*The President’s Award for Educational Excellence recognizes academic success in the classroom. The requirements include a grade point average of 90 or higher. These students demonstrate high motivation, initiative, integrity, intellectual depth, leadership qualities and/or exceptional judgment.)

SCHOLASTIC AWARDS*: Religion: Alexander Dillon; English: Robert Ruhl; Reading: William Skopal; Writing: Kiyoshi Dixon; Pre-Algebra: Molly McMenamy; Algebra: Johanna Zimmerli; Science: Abigail Quinn; Social Studies: Robert Ruhl; Technology/Maker-Space Faire: Mountain Anderson, Jacob Clements

(*Given for each subject area to the above students for their grade averages and outstanding effort in each subject area.)

WOMEN’S GUILD AWARD: Johanna Zimmerli

HOLY NAME SOCIETY AWARD: Alexander Dillon

THE AMERICAN LEGION SCHOOL AWARD FEMALE RECIPIENT: Molly McMenamy

THE AMERICAN LEGION SCHOOL AWARD MALE RECIPIENT: Robert Ruhl

PHYSICAL EDUCATION AWARD: Clare Kenny, Matthew Yusella

BISHOP’S SCHOLARSHIP AWARD: Emma Crago, Kiyoshi Dixon, Abigail Quinn, Robert Ruhl

St. Theresa School Class of 2018

Mountain Anderson, Jacob Clements, Emma Crago, Alexander Dillon, Kiyoshi Dixon, Jivan Faillone, Hayley Hartranft, Clare Kenny, Molly McMenamy, Nathan Mondschein, Abigail Quinn, Robert Ruhl, Tyler Seifert, William Skopal, Ian Teresko, Matthew Yusella, Johanna Zimmerli

St. Theresa School class

St. Theresa School in Hellertown is celebrating its 79th year of providing a Catholic-centered education for pre-kindergarten through eighth grades, consistent with the educational mission of the Church. They emphasize basic skills through a blend of traditional and current creative teaching methods and the use of technology. A caring faculty, supportive parents and parishioners foster the spiritual, intellectual and emotional growth of the whole child. For more information about St. Theresa School, please call the school at 610-838-8161.

Note: The information and photos in this story were contributed to Saucon Source by St. Theresa School.

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