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Poinsette, Widman earn scholar award

GREENVILLE—Isabel Poinsette (left) and Andy Widman (right), rising ninth-graders at St. Joseph’s Catholic School, were re­cently selected as the recipients of the annual St. Joseph’s Scholar Award, which recognizes academic excel­lence. Isabel is the daughter of Mi­chael and Leslie Poinsette of Green­ville. She currently attends St. Joseph’s and is a member of St. Mary Church. […]


St. Joe athletes sign to play

GREENVILLE—A group of students from St. Joseph’s Catholic School recently signed to play collegiate sports. They are (from left): Michaela Biske, soccer at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Indiana; Kristen Kauffman, track and field at Queens University in North Carolina; Carter Powell, basketball at Kenyon College in Ohio; and Matthew Uprichard, football at Rhodes College […]


Interact club helps save lives

GREENVILLE—The Interact Club at St. Joseph’s Catholic School is already making an impact in their first year of service. Recently, members Bre­anna Anderson, and Emily and Tra­vis Garceau participated in a Rotary Club fundraiser at the Swamp Rab­bits hockey game. Through ticket sales and activities such as “Chuck- A-Puck,” the group raised $1,422, which was […]


National merit finalists

McCarley Maddock, left, and Jack Mo­bley, two students from the Diocese of Charleston, were named 2016 National Merit Finalists re­cently, placing them in the top one percent of high school stu­dents in the United States. McCarley is from Cardinal Newman in Columbia and Jack is from St. Joseph’s Catholic in Green­ville. They earned the top […]


Franciscan Sister of Mary Connie Fahey receives Dominican award

MADISON, WIS.—Franciscan Sister of Mary Connie Fahey was singled out for distinguished service to humanity by the Sisters of St. Dominic of Sinsinawa, Wis. She was recognized during the annual awards convocation at her former alma mater, Sisters’ Edgewood High School of the Sacred Heart in Madison. Sister Connie was honored for more than 60 […]


Schools score in chess contests

COLUMBIA—St. John Neumann School’s chess team recently competed in the Midlands Scholastic Chess League III tournament and captured second place overall for the elementary sec­tion. Matty Ferrario earned second place in the individual rankings. CHARLESTON—Five members of the Charleston Catholic chess club competed in a recent chess champi­onship tournament for the middle school division recently […]


CN dances for a cause

COLUMBIA—Hundreds of Cardinal New­man students participated in their annual dance marathon and raised almost $24,000 for Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital, the local Chil­dren’s Miracle Network Hospital. “Danced for the Real Stars” lasted eight hours. Students danced, played games, made crafts, and learned a student-choreographed, five-minute line dance that was performed at the closing ceremony. They […]


Strathern earns spot in state geography bee

ANDERSON—Luciana Strathern, an eighth-grade student at St. Joseph School, was named as a semifinalist in the 2016 South Carolina National Geographic State Bee to be held April 1 in Columbia. She is the daughter of Dr. David and Kari Strathern. This is the ninth year in a row that a St. Joseph student has qualified […]


Hoop stars in the diocese

The Diocese of Charleston’s annual Youth Basketball Tournament drew 49 teams to compete for top honors, said Laurie Ulmer, athletic director at St. Mary Help of Christians School and tournament organizer. Here are the winners of the competition: Senior Girls Champions (pictured): St. Mary – Greenville defeated Christ Our King/Haring – Mount Pleasant, 46-21 Silver Division: […]


Knights raise funds for Holy Trinity School

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH—Knights of Columbus Council 7122 presented a check for $2,000 to Sheila Durante, principal of Holy Trinity School, at the morning Mass. The Knights raise funds for the school each year through their annual Valentine’s Day Dinner Dance and are thankful for the response from the parish and community in making the event […]


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