Academic Achievements

Pre School Celebrates Sports Week
St Columba preschoolers, Alex Orzolek listens to Colton Augustine read his "Sports" book.  Each child in the class made their own "Sports" book to share during sports week. The class then played basketball as part of the week's acitivites in the gymnasium. 

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Pre School Celebrates Sports Week
St Columba preschoolers, Alex Orzolek listens to Colton Augustine read his "Sports" book.  Each child in the class made their own "Sports" book to share during sports week. The class then played basketball as part of the week's acitivites in the gymnasium. 

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7th Grade Tech Conference
Our 7th Grade class created a WebQuest with Mr. Drumm and Mr. Webb. This project was based on thier favorite authors. The class had to research, and then build this interactive tech display for the Tech Conference in Harrisburg. While there, they met our representatives David Millard and John Gordner. The class got a photo op. with Congressman Gordner as he checked out their display. 

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2nd Trimester's Honor Roll
Our students again have acheived a high level of academic excellence. Here are the following stidents from 5th through 8th grades that have earned their way to the honor roll. From left to right - top row to bottom: Morgan Peirce, Damyan Petryshak, Reed Keck, Matt Getz, John Guerriero, Dominick Rosini. Rachel Marino, Mary Grace Duncan, Charles Hopper, Micheal McIlvried, Gavin Berger, Maryellen Faus, Elise Ferdock, Emily Marino, Leyna Beishline, Katie Campbell, and Emily Shapeero. 

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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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Elks Essay Winners
Lila Oast, Emily LaRouche, and Mary Grace Duncan are proud Americans, and their essay explains why. The local chapter of the Elks hosted an essay contest title"What makes you proud of America." These three Saint Columba School students hit it with their entries and they now represent our school as their essay goes on to states. 

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St. Columba Competes
St. Columba Middle School students are competing in The Cyber Robotics Coding Competition (CRCC).  This is the first time this competition has been offered in the state of Pennsylvania. The competition is an online virtual robotics and STEM competition.

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St. Columba's Student Editors
Mr. Webb's seventh grade ELA class holds the first edition of The Columba Review. This magazine is filled with reviews.

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SCS Middle School Students Earn Academic Honor Status For Second Trimester
Front row left to right: Rachel Marino, Emma Cavallini, Mary Grace Duncan, Avery Kissinger, Emily Traupman, Gavin Berger, Dominick Rosini, Charles Hopper and Grace Humphrey Second row left to right: Morgan Pierce, Damyan Petryshak, John Guerriero, Alina Shannon, Reed Keck, Matthew Getz, and Alexis Turayev Back left to right: Sayre Kurecian,Lauren LaRouche, Anastasia Ferdock, Sophia Guerriero, Hatti Hopper, Faith Wittman, Samantha Lauck, and Isabel Benfield

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Forensics Team Finds Success At St. Joe's
The St. Columba Forensics team traveled to Danville on Friday, February 24 to participate in the St. Joseph's Forensics Tournament. SCS winners are: Grade 6 2nd place: Johnny Gueirro & Mason Mensch 4th place: Oliver Samayoa  & Johnny Gueirro 6th place: Alina Shannon & Juliette  Morgan Grade 7 2nd place: Sophia Gueirro  & Anastasia Ferdock 3rd place: Samantha Lauck & Isabel Benfield Grade 8 2nd place: Thomas Rydzewski & Alex Tapsak

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SCS Middle School Students Earn Academic Honor Status
Several St. Columba Middle School students earned Honors & Distinguished Honors for their academic achievements during trimester 1.  Front row left to right: Emma Cavallini, Mary Grace Duncan, Avery Kissinger, Rachel Marino, Dominic Rosini, Emily Shapeero, Michael McIlvried, Charles Hopper, and Mason Mensch. Second row: Morgan Pierce, Reed Keck, Damyon Petryshak, John Guerriero, Matther Gets, and Alexis Turayev Third Row: Lauren LaRouche, Sayre Kurecian, Isabel Benfield, Anastasia Ferdock,Samantha Lauck, Faith Wittman, Sophia Guerriero,...

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Congratulations Elks Winners!
Our Middle School competed in the Bloomsburg Elks Americanism Essay Contest in Division II. 8th Grader Emerson Viars took First Place. In addition, 6th Grader Avery Kissinger and 8th Grader Faith Witman placed second in their division. 

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Sumdog Math Champs

Posted on May 27, 2018 in: Academic Achievements

Sumdog Math Champs
Congratulations to our 6th Grade class for placing second in Miss McKenna's annual Sumdog challenge. Jordan Montes, Charles Hopper, Jessie White (top row, from the left to right). Avery Kissinger, Emma Cavallini, Mary Grace Duncan, Mason Mensch, Rachel Marino, and Camila Amaya  (middle row, from left to right). Grace Humphrey(bottom). Emma Cavallini came in second place, and Rachel Marino came in first place out of 701 participants.

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SCS Forensics Team Shines at Harrisburg
SCS's Forensics 7th and 8th grade teams represented our school well, again! Morgan Pierce and Alina Shannon earned first place. Ana Ferdock and Samantha Lauck won second place. Sayre Kurecian received Honorable Mention with Isabel Benfield and Lauren LaRouche representing the school well. Thank you Mrs. Lauck & Mrs. LaRouche for all your hard work as Forensics leaders this year.

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Basketball Champions
St. Columba girls CYO basket ball team recently won the 2018 Northumberland area CYO JV girls championship. Above, players and coaches are introduced after their victory.

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Saint Columba Comes Up Big for DAR
St. Columba students won big in the Daughters of the American Revolution American History Essay Contest. From left to right are Grade 7 Matthew Getz 1st place and  Morgan Pierce 2nd place. The 6th grade winners are Mary Grace Duncan 1st place and Mason Mensch taking 2nd place. Once again, St. Columba has had a very successful year entering the DAR essay contest. Congratulations to all these hard working students.

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Religious Bee Participants
The fifth annual seventh/eight grade Religion Bee was held at Saint Columba. The 1st place winner is Oliver Samayoa, a 7th grader (back row, second from right). He will be attending the finals of the Diocesean during April in Harrisburg. Thank you to Mr. Webb who coordinated this year's Bee.

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St. Columba School goes Around the World
SCS held its Geo Bee recently. The winner presents the school at the Diocese of Harrisburg Geo Bee. The contestants are (front row) Emily Shapeero, Katie Campbell, Michael McIlvried, Emily Marino, Maryellen Faus. (middle row) Elise Ferdock, Damyon Petryshak, Mason Mensch. (back row) Camila Amaya Rachel Marino, Sayre Kurecian, Faith Wittman, Morgan Pierce, and Emerson Viars. Our school champion is Faith Wittman. Go get 'em, Faith!

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Best Spellers

Posted on May 21, 2018 in: Academic Achievements

Best Spellers
Congratulations to 4th Graders Derek Brink, Emily Marino, and Caden Hopper. 5th graders Gavin Berger, Emily Shapeero, and Dominic Rosini. 6th Graders Charles Hopper, Camila Amaya, and Avery Kissinger.  Gavin will represent St. Columba in the Diocesan Bee for a second year in a row. Good Luck, Gavin!

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