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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 […]

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 […]

Doing our part to protect our common home, even at work

When it comes to protecting our common home, as Pope Francis urges all to do, your children could probably teach you a thing or two. In fact, at least two schools in the Diocese of Charleston are so knowledgeable about ways to conserve, protect and restore that they’ve been named Certified Green Steps Schools. They […]

2016 Catholic Schools Week

As schools across the nation celebrated their accomplishments, communities and faith during Catholic Schools Week, the Diocese of Charleston had a special reason to cheer: the strategic growth plan to revitalize and strengthen schools was approved by Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone, and work to implement first-year strategies will begin immediately. Sandra Leatherwood, diocesan director for […]

National signing day

Schools in the Diocese of Charleston hosted signing ceremonies on National Signing Day on Feb. 3, with a total of six athletes committing to play their sports at chosen colleges. At Bishop England High School, four students signed letters of intent: Logan Leask, soccer, The Citadel in Charleston; Blake Jeresaty, football, Wofford College in Spartanburg; […]

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