For two years BishopCanevin High School has hosted the Mr. Canevin Competition. Don't be fooled by the title – this is not your average pageant. Instead of competing against one another in areas of academics, sports, or other talents, six Senior boys fought to raise awareness and money for a charity of their choice. Charities included were the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Pittsburgh Pirate Charities, Multiple Sclerosis Society, and Ronald McDonald House. Activities to raise money included: Communi-tee Shirt sales, dress down days for students, bake sales, and a Best of BC Matball tournament.
In three short months, six Senior boys led efforts and raised $5,842! St. Philip Graduate Zach Cortese was crowned Mr. Canevin. Also, SPS graduate, Patrick Bernauer was the runner-up, and SPS Grads Eric Shorthouse, Jordan Spadafora were nominees (4 out of the 6 boys were SPS!).
The top two Seniors, Patrick Bernauer representing the American Heart Association and Zach Cortese representing Ronald McDonald House, each raised over $1,000 each for their charity. In honor of their hard work and dedication to their charities, the 3rd year of the Mr. Canevin competition will include a school-wide commitment to those two organizations.
Congratulations to 7th Grader Michael Seitz who was named to the Diocesan Honors Band!
Congratulations to the following students who did and outstanding job representing St Philip School at the America Bowl held by the Allegheny Intermediate Unit and Baldwin High School. The students were required to answer group and individual questions about American history, government, geography, famous persons, and landmarks. There were also questions specifically about Pittsburgh.
Taking an impressive 2nd place in the 7th and 8th grade division was the team of Erin Sheedy, Andres Recalde, Chuckie Rakaczky, and Louis Worrall. Making a good showing also was the team of Mike Kanavy, Mike Kirsch, Mike Gardner, and Logan Hipkiss
Congratulations to St Philip 6th Grader Janneselle Umalin who was named a Carson Scholar. Janneselle will receive a $1,000 scholarship award that will be invested for his college education. She will also receive a medal and certificate and will be honored at Awards banquet on April 20, 2014.
Janneselle is among a group of over 4, 200 students from around the country to be selected as a Carson Scholar. Academic achievements and community service make them stand out as future leaders.
6th and 7th grade joined forces to use Mardi Gras to hold a bake sale to raise money for the St Vincent dePaul Society and the missions in Haiti. Under Mrs Petersen's direction, the students raised over $300. This event is the kick off for the school's Lenten drive to raise money with Classroom mite boxes which the student distributed to every homeroom. They are encouraging the children to make small sacrifices such as passing up a lunchtime trip to the ala cart table and giving the money to the poor.
St Philip 2nd graders are learning about bats. They researched bat facts on their iPads and chose one type of bat about which they made reports.
On Wednesday, March 5, 2014 10 of our 4th and 5th grade Thinking caps students participated in the Allegheny Intermediate Unit’s event for advanced students, the K’Nex Challenge, at Duquesne University. The students built environmentally friendly people movers out of K'Nex. Their vehicles had to be able to travel at least 4 feet across the table and overcome at least one obstacle . They planned built, and tested the vehicles at school but required to disassemble them and rebuild them at Duquesne and make a presentation.Representing St Philip Schoolwere Anthony Biangone, Katie Hoff, Malley Aiello, Lauren Kirsch, Kayleigh Costantino, Matthew Mell, Carmen Worrall, Nevan Crossey, Audrey Wrabley, Ella Wrabley
St. Philip (2010) and Bishop Canevin(2014) alumna, Ciara Crossey, was recently named Miss Smiling Irish Eyes 2014. Ciara will receive an official certificate of recognition for being selected as Miss Smiling Irish Eyes 2014 at the Allegheny County Council meeting on Tuesday, March 04, 2014. Ciara and her court will be officially crowned by County Executive Rich Fitzgerald on Friday, March 7 at a luncheon. Miss Smiling Irish Eyes and her court will participate in various events leading up to the Pittsburgh St. Patrick’s Day parade continuing a tradition that spans over 50 years.
Ciara is a freshman at John Carroll University and a member of the Leadership Scholars Program. In addition, she serves as the Marketing Communications Coordinator for John Carroll Respect Life, Staff Writer for the John Carroll News and has recently founded the John Carroll chapter of Students with Diabetes, a national advocacy and awareness organization to promote understanding and research for a cure for Diabetes.
While at Canevin, Ciara was a member of the St. Ignatius Scholars Program, The National Honor Society, the Jr. Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, Junior Achievement, and the tennis team.
Miss Smiling Irish Eyes and her court, Kathryn Conroy Bench and Kelsey Newcamp, were selected for their dedication to community service, academic achievement, and preservation of their Irish heritage. Ciara is the daughter of Mary and Greg Crossey of Crafton and brother of Liam, Aidan, Finn, and Nevan. Ciara and her family are members of St. Philip parish where Ciara also attended grade school.
5th grade has been studying how different rocks are formed: sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous rocks go through particular changes. Students used crayon shavings, pressure, and hot water to make these types of rocks. They observed the before and after to describe the changes the rocks go through.