Holy Cross Mathletes and Scientists


On Monday, March 14th, Collegeville’s Holy Cross Regional Catholic School Mathletes team competed in the Pope John Paul II High School Mathlete Competition, in Royersford.

Holy Cross was represented by seventh graders Aidan Healy, Heather Lesinski, Justin Machita, and Daniel Martin, Emma Sandora, as well as eighth graders Olivia Carton, Adriana Yacovelli, John Durrell, Keaton Rush, and Josh Sabio.

Student Josh Sabio was awarded the medal for the highest overall individual score of the competition.  Congratulations to these bright students!


County Science Fair

The Montgomery County Science Research Competition was held Thursday, March 10th. Three hundred junior high school students from parochial, private, and public schools throughout Montgomery County participated in the event. For this competition, students designed and produced a project, following the scientific method. They then presented their projects to a panel of judges, at Ursinus College in Collegeville.

Collegeville’s Holy Cross Regional Catholic School was represented at this competition by the following students:  sixth graders Catherine Fiore, Katherine Hess, Kelly O’Connor, Anna Marie Patti, and Colleen Schiele; seventh graders Emma Getts and Allison Pancerella; and eighth graders Olivia Carton, Owen Ley, Catherine Mannato, Grace Zeller, and Juliana Zeller.  Mrs. Anne Lannutti, 6th grade science teacher, guided the children as they developed their experiments and documentation, from September through January.

Students receiving category awards were Colleen Schiele, 2nd place in the Earth and Space category; Kelly O’Connor, 3rd place in the Medicine and Health category; Catherine Fiore, 3rd place in the Physics category, and Grace and Juliana Zeller, Honorable Mention in the Behavioral Science category.

Colleen Schiele will continue on to the next level, representing Holy Cross in the Delaware Valley Science Fair.

Several Holy Cross students received special awards for their projects.  Colleen Schiele received an award from the Association for Women Geoscientists and also the Congressional Award for Outstanding Scientific Research. The Montgomery County Science Teachers Association Outstanding Medicine and Health Project award was presented to Kelly O’Connor.   Anna Marie Patti received an Outstanding Chemistry Project Award from the Immaculata University Chemistry Department. Congratulations to these brilliant students!