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WA Catholic students participate in Junior Academy of Science

On March 5, ten eighth grade students participated in the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science Regional Competition held at King’s College. In this regional competition 42 schools and 550 students from across Northeastern Pennsylvania PJAS Region 2 participated at King’s.

Pictured are the students surrounding the King’s College mascot. In row one: Carina Forte - Project: Does Alcohol and Tobacco have a Positive or Negative Effect on Plants, Chemistry; Vicky Sidari - Project: Energy Drinks’ Effects on Plant Growth, Botany; Michalene Mecadon - Project: Aluminum vs Wooden Bats, Physics; Megan Moran - Project:What Mouthwash Works the Best?, Physics; Mary Pat Blaskiewicz - Project: How Does Color Affect Heating by Absorption of Light?, Physics; and Madonna Mecadon - Project: Which Candle Burns Longer, Scented or Unscented?, Chemistry.

Second row: Ian Madigan - Project: Ping Pong Catapult; Peter Kulick - Project: The Electrolyte Challenge: Which Drink has the Most Electrolytes?, Chemistry; Alex Rowan - Project: How Does Hockey Stick Flex affect the accuracy and Speed of the Puck?, Physics; and Gaetano Buonsante - Project: The Amount of Preservatives in Fast Food, Chemistry.

Dates to Remember

April 5: Mass at St. Cecilia’s Church, fifth grade will lead us in prayer.

April 6: End of Third Quarter

April 8: Stations of the Cross at 8:15 a.m., St. Cecilia’s Church

April 13: Report Cards

Spring Forensics Competition

The Spring Forensics Competition (postponed from March 23rd) will be held Friday, April 8 at Gate of Heaven in Dallas. The competition will begin at 6:00 PM. The Wyoming Area Catholic Students competing are:

Varsity: Lauren Aldrich, Mary Pat Blaskiewicz, Juliana Buonsante, Alexia Mazzarella, Justin Renfer and Isabella Romani.

Junior Varsity: Nicole Cirelli, Charles Kulick, Marissa Moran, John Morris, Timmy Murphy and Brenna Satkowski.

Mrs. Josephine Toomey is the coach for the Junior Varsity. Mr. James Renfer is the coach for the Varsity Team.


The Ident-A-Kid program will be offered in our school on Tuesday, April 5, 2011. If you would like to order ID cards for your child, please obtain a form from the office. Thank you!

Kindergarten Vision and Screening

The annual vision and screening for students entering kindergarten at Wyoming Area Catholic will be held on Friday, April 8th beginning at 11:00 AM. For more information call the school at 654-7982.


Please keep sending in Campbell Soup Labels and Box Tops for Education. The containers for the labels are in the main hallway.

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