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Entries for March 2019

2nd Grade Gets Tied Up
Mr. Drumm was the guest reader for 2nd grade, but this was no ordinary reading of a book. Mr. Drumm read them the story of Mr. Tannen's Ties. The real-life tale of a principal at Lynnhusrt School. Like Mr. Drumm, Mr. Tannen has a tremendous amount of crazy ties, over 900 of them. As part of this crazy tie story, Mr. Drumm brought in some of his crazy ties for the entire class to wear, even Sister Lydia sported a tie as Mr. Drumm read to her class. 

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Service Club Serves the Needs of the Community
Our Service Club is back. Students from all grade levels participate in this community out-reach club. Dr. Mary Katherine Duncan from Bloomsburg University heads this club. She guides the students to develop in themselves the sense of good work and self-worth that comes from helping others. 

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Pilgrimage for the Middle School
Students from 5th grade to the 8th grade went on a spiritual pilgrimage. In the morning, they visited the Grotto at Mt. St. Mary's University. They learned all about this holy place and enjoyed the beauty that surrounded them. At noon, the students attended mass at the Glass Chapel. After lunch, everyone went to the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Shrine. There, they got a tour of the grounds this saint walked, and the basilica created in her honor. 

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2nd Grade on the Road to 1st Holy Communion
Sister Lydia prepares her class of the great Sacrament of the Eucharist. But before they receive that sacrament, the class recieves first, the Sacrament of Reconciliation and Penance. The class sports special t-shirts made up just for them to celebrate this special occasion. 

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Leprechaun Loop Huge St. Patty Success
Thanks to all the volunteers who helped make this year's Leprechaun Loop a great success. The runners had a great day to race, and the costumes were outrageous. From Mr. Zeares to all the SCS students that ran, it was a memorable day, and we await next year's loop challenge. 

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Dr. Seuss Day Sweeps SCS
SCS celebrates, in style, the creator of so many wonderful stories we are all familiar with, that being Dr. Seuss. SCS students came dressed in their favorite Dr. Seuss gear to make Dr. Seuss' birthday a fun experience. Students also used this day to read their favorite Seuss books to each other. 

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Spelling B-E-E Isn't as Easy as It Seems
The month of March is BEE time and the Spelling Bee is all part of the excitement. The words were challenging, our students were ready, but they weren't enough for our returning champion. James Samoya went head-to-head with Gavin, trading word after word, but for a third year in a row, Gavin Berger will represent SCS at the diocesan Bee. Congrats Gavin and Good Luck!

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Geo Bee Rocks the World
Saint Columba took a trip around the world (well, sort of) with the Geo Bee. This competition went non-stop for almost an hour. The competition were fierce, and it finally came down to Katie Campbell and Leyna Bieshline. Round after round, the two girls answered question after question, then Katie came out on top. She is now off to compete against the rest diocese. Good Luck, Katie!  

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DAR Essay Contest Winners
Saint Columba School has a strong showing again in the local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. This year's essay topic was on Women's Suffage and its impact on the United States. Our winners are Mary Grace Duncan, Dominick Rosini, Rachel Marino, Charles Hopper, Morgan Pierce, Cameron Humphrey, and Damyon Petryshak. Congratulations and good luck on the next level. 

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