A team of eighth graders from Holy Trinity Interparochial School took first place in the 41st annual Roselle Catholic Scholastic Olympics on October 24. Among the eleven participating schools, Holy Trinity earned 25% of the total possible points and brought home the First Place Trophy for the eleventh time.
The team was comprised of Kristen Cavallo, Sarah Coley, Veronica Cunningham, Sophia DiIorio, Sarah Fannick, Michelle Ferrer, Douglas Keating, Brendan McEwen, Lauren McNeil, Jackie McNulla, Olivia Ngo, Daniel Thek, Hannah Toner and Shannon Wieszczek.
In addition to the team victory, a number of Holy Trinity students took home individual honors. In the Girls’ Division: Sarah Coley and Olivia Ngo finished first and second, respectively, in Art; Sophia DiIorio finished second in History; Veronica Cunningham finished third in Current Events; Jackie McNulla finished first in Math, Hannah Toner and Sarah Fannick finished first and second, respectively, in English; Michelle Ferrer finished second in Religion. In the Boys’ Division Daniel Thek finished second in Math and Brendan McEwen finished first in Spelling.
Holy Trinity principal Sr. Maureen Fichner said "I am confident in and proud of the group representing HTIS and excited for them on achieving first place status. Nervous and anxious students transformed into mature confident scholars before our eyes."
Holy Trinity Interparochial School, a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence in 2011, is a pre-K through 8th grade parochial school, operating from two campuses in Mountainside and Westfield, New Jersey. As a Middle States Accredited school, it is run under the auspices of the Newark Archdiocesan School System.