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roselle-catholic-girls-team-claims-county-title-031309Roselle Catholic Girls Team Claims County Title – The Roselle Catholic girls basketball team captured the Union County Championship last month. Pictured left to right are Chika Dunga, Anthonia Ajumobi, Meghan Faughnan, Melissa Tobie, Allison Skrec, Betina Petit, Kelly Hayes and seated, Jenny Malone. In a double overtime thriller, fourth seeded Roselle Catholic (22-3) defeated second seed Plainfield High School (16-7) 55-50, in the finals held at Roselle Catholic on Feb. 27. Earlier this season, Roselle Catholic also captured the Mountain Valley Conference title. (Photo courtesy of Roselle Catholic High School)

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School Club Members Donate Blood to Save Lives—The Union Catholic High School Health Club, moderated by school nurse of 17 years, JoAnn Ball, hosted a blood drive in conjunction with along with New Jersey Blood Services on Dec. 16. Led by the Health Club’s executive officers, Jessica Gomez and Marina Saint Val (pictured left to right), the club successfully surpassed its goal of 40 donors which included outside members of the community as well. The Health Club will host its second and final blood drive of the school year on March 10. For general information regarding medical eligibility, visit www.nybloodcenter.org or sign up through Ball at (908) 889-1600 ext. 311.

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high-school-gives-back-at-tHigh School Gives Back At Thanksgiving—Union Catholic High School, Scotch Plains delivered 35 baskets filled with non-perishable food items to Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish located in Scotch Plains. The baskets were then distributed to families in need in time for the Thanksgiving holiday.  The Union Catholic Student Council is responsible for organizing this annual effort of collecting food items from the entire UC community demonstrating the importance of helping others and ensuring that those in need are not forgotten.

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SCOTCH PLAINS—Union Catholic High School in Scotch Plains opened it doors to the 2008-2009 academic year the week of Sept. 1, welcoming over 800 students. Students, faculty and staff were greeted by the many new and exciting building enhancements and academics programs completed over the summer.

Junior Big Brother/Big Sister members (left to right) Colleen Sweeney, Scotch Plains; Meggie Smith, Scotch Plains; and Gregory Gedman, Union wait to welcome the freshman class to their first day of school at Union Catholic.

Junior Big Brother/Big Sister members (left to right) Colleen Sweeney, Scotch Plains; Meggie Smith, Scotch Plains; and Gregory Gedman, Union wait to welcome the freshman class to their first day of school at Union Catholic.

Union Catholic unveiled its new state-of-the-art physics lab. The lab provides a modern space that allows for an improved learning environment for students and teachers.  It is equipped with spacious lab tables to accommodate student laptops, new storage space and flooring.  The room also features smart board technology, which enhances teacher and student interaction.  This lab is part of the ongoing renovations of the science wing which began last year with the renovation of the chemistry lab.

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Mayor Congratulates Scholarship Winners—Mayor Richard J. Gerbounka recently congratulated two scholarship winners: Jennifer E. Noble of Union Catholic High School (left) and Lucia Oubina from Linden High School. Oubina was awarded $1,000 Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship. This scholarship is based on community service, leadership skills, positive attitude and academic achievement. Noble received a $1,000 scholarship from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities. The mayor’s office submitted her essay to represent the City of Linden in this annual scholarship competition. Approximately 40 municipalities submitted entries.

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SCOTCH PLAINS—Union Catholic High School in Scotch Plains competed in the NJCTC winter track championship at the Rothman Center at Farleigh Dickinson University on Feb. 8. For the first time since the conception of the meet in 1958, the Union Catholic Boys’ Track Team, under the coaching direction of Michael McCabe, won the championship title.

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