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May 5, 2000



The presentation of the 2000 Josephine C. Connelly Achievement Awards honoring 147 eighth-grade students will take place on

Tuesday, May 9, 2000

Awards for Districts II, III and IV
4:00 p.m.
West Catholic High School
4501 Chestnut Street

Awards for Districts V, VI and VII
7:00 p.m.
Archbishop Ryan High School
11201 Academy Road

Immediately following the presentations, receptions will be held in the school halls.

The awards are presented to eighth-grade students who have a strong desire to attend an Archdiocesan high school or Mercy Vocational High School, and who strive to achieve their fullest academic potential. Every parochial elementary school in Philadelphia county is invited to participate. The number of recipients is determined by enrollment, and preference is given to students who demonstrate financial need. Each recipient receives a yearly $1,000 tuition credit for each of the four years the student attends an Archdiocesan or Mercy Vocational High School.

"The 2000 Josephine C. Connelly Award Winners"

District II
Lisa P. Bristow, St. Barnabas
Erin Kelly, St. Barnabas
Jaree Jackson, St. Carthage
Nicole Miller, Ss. Clement-Irenaeus
April Nicole Washington, St. Donato
Evans Kamwani, St. Francis DeSales
Marta Tikabu, St. Francis DeSales
Hanh Pham, Good Shepherd
Mark V. Craig, St. Ignatius of Loyola
Aleah Jackson, Most Blessed Sacrament
Leena Kim Ly, Our Lady of Loreto
Richard Wood, Our Lady of Lourdes
Aaron Jones, Our Lady of the Rosary
Joseph Harvey, Our Lady of Victory
Sa'de Bethea, Our Mother of Sorrows
Brittney Christine Stone, St. Rose of Lima
Niah Martin, Transfiguration of Our Lord
Tykerra Smith, Transfiguration of Our Lord

District III
Melanie McLaughlin, St. Anne
George Post, St. Anne
Ariana Davis, St. Boniface
John W. Butler, St. Francis Xavier
Adam J. Kelsall, Holy Name of Jesus
Irene Wang, Holy Redeemer
Christina Prieb, St. Laurentius
Shanita Redding,, St. Malachy
Tiffany L. Clark, St. Martin de Porres (Lehigh)
Kevin Meyers, St. Martin de Porres (Lehigh)
Ashley Villanueva, St. Mary Interparochial
Yesenia Betancourt, St. Micheal
Yadira Toledo, St. Peter the Apostle
Hanh Nguyen, Visitation BVM

District IV
John Forline, Annunciation BVM
Anna Marie Boland, St. Casimir
Charles Russel, St. Charles Borromeo
Angelina Boccuti, Epiphany of Our Lord
Santina Spera, Epiphany of Our Lord
Mallory Serviolo, Holy Spirit
James Bartolomeo, St. Monica
Ashley Oteri, St. Monica\
Victor Arrigo, St. Nicholas of Tolentine
John Paul Glendening, St. Nicholas of Tolentine
Danielle Harris, Our Lady of the Angels
Matthew Zemaitaitis, Our Lady of the Angels
Nicole Eggear, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
Regina Mears, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
John Palmieri, St. Richard
Jillian Brown, Sacred Heart of Jesus
Dana Romeo, Stella Maris,
Vendetta Jenkins, St. Thomas Aquinas
Richard Mc Mickens, St. Thomas Aquinas

District V
Monique N. Stewart, St. Athanasius-Immaculate Conception
Quendell Christmas, St. Benedict
Micheal Brotherton, St. Bridget
Andrew Fries, Holy Cross
Anthony Joseph Di Cesare
Michele Dankiw, Immaculate Heart of Mary
Christopher & Micheal Monzo, Immaculate Heart of Mary
Amanda Duffy, St. John the Baptist
Michael J. Tucker, St. John the Baptist
Robert Quinn, St. Josaphat
Angelina Stranieri, St. Lucy
Jun Shi Lu, St. Martin de Porres (Logan St.)
Katie Weber, St. Mary of the Assumption
Kelly Clark, Our Mother of Consolation
Amber Browne, St. Raymond
LeeFonzo Britto, St. Therese of the Child Jesus

District VI
Mariola Kalinowski, St. Adalbert
Mary Teresa Smith, All Saints
Pelle L. Tsichlis, St. Ambrose
April Sales, Ascension of Our Lord
Erin Maureen Angelucci, St. George
James P. Brady, St. Helena
Meghan E. McKiernan, St. Helena
Michael Gorman, Holy Innocents
Nicole Pfiel, Holy Innocents
Janice Ortega, St. Hugh
Tracy Nevarez, Incarnation of Our Lord
Alexis L. Wilcox, Incarnation of Our Lord
Jaqueline Torres, St. Joachim
Monica Brooks, St. Joan of Arc
Margaret Prendergast, St. John Cantius
Stephanie Stroman, St. John Cantius
Michael Alessio, Mater Dolorosa
Irene M. Senyszyn, Mother of Divine Grace
Lauren Donnelly, Nativity BVM
Jeffrey Rutledge, Nativity BVM
Ashley Davis, Our Lady Help of Christians
Jon Owens, Our Lady of Hope
Emily Capra, St. Veronica

District VII
Nicole Dinger, St. Anselm,
Kirsten Gibson, St. Anselm
Stephen Scancella, St. Anselm
John De Vincentis, St. Bartholemew
Timothy Weicker, St. Bartholemew
Kaitlin Loftus, St. Bernard
Mary Kate Parkes, St. Bernard
District VII cont'd
Christopher Saulino, St. Bernard
Jessica Bailey, St. Cecelia
David Brill, St. Cecelia
Martin Howley, St. Cecelia
Kathleen Streeper, St. Cecelia
Timothy Marsh, Christ the King
Theresa M. Trojecki, Christ the King
Katelyn Ludascher, St. Christopher
Joseph Staab, St. Christopher
Katelyn Zumpino, St. Christopher
Patrice Marie Flanagan, St. Dominic
Elisa Marie Kennedy, St. Dominic
Amy Kelly, St. Jerome
Daniel Locicero, St. Jerome
David Zimmaro, St. Jerome
Billie Lafty, St. Katherine of Siena
Kristen Pluta, St. Katherine of Siena
Alfred J Schmidt, III, St. Katherine of Siena
Megan Kelly, St. Leo
Brooke Streeper, St. Leo
Thomas Arters, St. Martha
Kaitlin Gavaghan, St. Martha
Andrew Bray, St. Martin of Tours
Nora Ann Guckin, St. Martin of Tours
Jessica Ann Notis, St. Martin of Tours
Racheal Lynn Mahoney, Maternity BVM
Anthony Joseph Marianni, Maternity BVM
Dina Mozier, Maternity BVM
Lauri Robertson, St. Matthew
Anthony Rodriguez, St. Matthew
David Spain, St. Matthew
Matthew Towey, St. Matthew
Joseph Catalano, Our Lady of Calvary
Jillian Podsiedlak, Our Lady of Calvary
Stephen Wilson, Our Lady of Calvary
Joseph Maglio, Our Lady of Consolation
Mallory Dailey, Our Lady of Ransom
Danielle Sobczak, Our Lady of Ransom
Joseph Robinson, Resurrection of Our Lord
Brittany Schuler, Resurrection of Our Lord
John Tomaselli, Resurrection of Our Lord
Samantha Dugan, St. Timothy
Donald Healey, St. Timothy
Dennis Helverson, St. Timothy
Danielle Patterson, St. Timothy
Julia Kelly, St. William
Mark Maher, St. William
Megan Neary, St. William


Marie Kelly
Associate Director

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