Student Spotlight – Sara Gornick, Grade 8
Sara Gornick, Grade 8 Parish: Holy Family Parish, Seward Parents: Matt and Kristin Gornick Sara is a great young lady, a great leader and a hard worker. She is very polite, helpful and caring. She helps with morning prayer and announcements at school, and she is responsible for raising and lowering our country’s flag daily in front of the school building. She volunteers during school Mass, serving as a cantor, and also helps with our annual fish fry during Lent. Sara volunteers her time at her parish, cleaning the pews and helping with activities. She also enjoys being in the
St. Bernard School inspires future music teacher
By John Sacco Contributing Writer INDIANA — What Emily Marshall remembers most about St. Bernard Regional Catholic School is the attention received from her teachers and the closeness and friendliness of everyone in the school. Marshall, 19, is a freshman studying music education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She plans to teach students in kindergarten through grade 12. After attending elementary and middle school at St. Bernard, Marshall attended Homer Center High School, graduating last year. “One of the things I always talk about is the stark contrast between each school,” Marshall said. “At St. Bernard, I was in class
Student Spotlight – Mallory Clemmer, Grade 6
Mallory Clemmer, Grade 6 Parish: St. George Maronite Church, Uniontown Parents: Shawn and Lauren Clemmer Mallory is a hard-working, intelligent and conscientious student. As a responsible and compassionate young adult, she is a prime example of someone living in her Catholic faith. She is a member of the Student Council. She is a member of multiple softball and basketball teams. Mallory is an active member of her church; she is a member of the youth group and volunteers at various dinners. Mallory exudes confidence, intelligence and compassion toward others. She is always there to help her teachers and her classmates.
Siblings’ Catholic school lessons lead to careers serving others
Captions: Anthony Iannamorelli Alyssa Iannamorelli-Eddy Michael Iannamorelli By Lori Padilla Contributing Writer UNIONTOWN — Three St. John the Evangelist Regional Catholic School alumni attribute their lives of service and continued friendships to their pre-K-8 years at the school. Siblings Anthony Iannamorelli, Alyssa Iannamorelli-Eddy and Michael Iannamorelli say their educational and spiritual foundation, as well as parental and instructor support, led them to choose careers that focus on service to others. Anthony Iannamorelli said a special connection with Principal Christine Roskovensky nurtured his passion for a life of service when she was his first- and seventh-grade teacher. Her husband, Vincent, was
Student Spotlight – Natalia Startare, Grade 6
Natalia Startare, Grade 6 Parish: St. Anne Parish, Rostraver Parents: Anthony and Kelly Startare Natalia is exemplary of what we feel a student at St. Sebastian Regional Catholic School should embody. Her commitment to her faith is strong and shown by the way she interacts with others. Natalia donates her time and talents through various service projects. For how active she is within her church and community, Natalia’s presence in our school body is ever more present. She is a natural leader who helps others along the way. She participates in sports, clubs and the arts and still maintains highest
School’s roots reach far, wide
By John Sacco Contributing Writer BELLE VERNON — Megan Russell is thousands of miles away from her roots at St. Sebastian Regional Catholic School. The road traveled, however, seems to always lead back there. “St. Sebastian helped me develop a good foundation, intellectually and in gaining the fundamental principles that make you successful in life — hard work, dedication, leadership skills and the ability to communicate in the public. “Without a doubt, the school set me up for success.” Russell, who has resided in Long Beach, Calif., for six years, graduated from Belle Vernon Area High School in 2008. The
Student Spotlight – Corinn Brewer, Grade 12
Corinn Brewer, Grade 12 St. Sebastian Parish, Belle Vernon Parents: Mike and Judy Brewer Corinn’s modest personality makes it easy to forget that she is among the most academically and athletically accomplished students to attend GCC in some time. She is currently ranked second among the senior class while taking an academically challenging academic schedule including advanced placement, College in High School and honors-level courses. Corrin is an accomplished athlete and leader. She is a 12-time All-American and has received countless academic and athletic awards.
Values instilled at GCC help doctors get through pandemic
Captions: Dr. Greg Bisignani Dr. Heather Walker By Melissa Williams Brown Contributing Writer GREENSBURG — Greensburg Central Catholic Junior-Senior High School Alumni like Dr. Gregory Bisignani and Dr. Heather (Heinrichs) Walker credit their successful career paths to dedicated faith-centered educators in the Diocese of Greensburg’s Catholic school system. Their faith helped them get through the past year on the front lines of a pandemic that stressed the health care system. Bisignani, a 1985 graduate, said GCC gave him a strong academic and spiritual foundation that he still carries with him today in his professional and personal lives. “Without any hesitation