Crusaders in the Courtyard – Our SPS Alumni

Bishop Canevin is debuting a new feature on Bishop Canevin social media called “Crusaders in the Courtyard”.  Members of the graduating Class of 2021 are being featured.  We are so proud of all our SPS alumni in the 2021 graduating class. They are all talented in a variety of ways and reflect so brightly their great beginnings at SPS. We wish them God’s blessing and great success!


Matthew Mell

SPS Alumnus, Matthew Mell, was  chosen as the first senior to be interviewed. Special congratulations to Matthew who has been named the Valedictorian of the Class of 2021!!!!! He is President of the National Honor Society, Academic Team, AV/Tech Team,  is a member of the Volleyball and Bowling Teams and carries a near 5.0 GPA. Matthew will study Computer Science at Pitt. See the entire interview @

Turner Anselm

Turner is Captain of the BC Hockey team and led them to the Class B Semifinal Playoff . Recipient of an Army ROTC scholarship, Turner will study Sports Medicine at Kent State University. He’s encouraging his 3 younger siblings, two of whom are already at Bishop Canevin, to take advantage of all BC has to offer. See the entire interview @

Carson Gaitens

Carson and his sister Ava are part of a long family tradition at Bishop Canevin, He is a leader on the stage crew of this year’s musical Sound of Music. Carson paternal grandmother began the musical 60 years ago as a teacher at BC and his maternal grandmother headed the makeup and costuming volunteers for years. Carson is on the volleyball team and will study Business Administration in College. See the entire interview @

Brennan Hipkiss

Brennan also has carried on a family tradition at BC being the last of his brothers to graduate. Brennan was part of the BC basketball team that brought the first WPIAL championship in the school’s history. Brennan will attend Pitt and study Business Administration. See the entire interview @