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March 28, 2007


Archdiocese of Philadelphia Receives Three of Twelve National Awards

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia announces that three elementary schools have been recognized with the Catholic Schools for Tomorrow Innovations in Education award. Today's Catholic Teacher magazine presents this award annually to 12 Catholic elementary and secondary schools across the country that exemplify use groundbreaking educational tools to enhance the teaching of their students. The winners are published in the March Issue of Today's Catholic Teacher. The awards will be presented during a banquet at the National Catholic Educational Convention in Baltimore, Maryland on Thursday, April 12, 2007.

Saint Anastasia Parish Elementary School, Newtown Square, Delaware County
Topic: Innovative Project Facilitated by Technology ~ Internet Radio
Principal: Mrs. Carol Cary
Seventh and eighth grade students at Saint Anastasia's have created an online radio station, SASR. The students have recorded a 30-minute radio show reading and discussing the Gospel message for each Sunday's Mass. They recently broadcasted to troops in Iraq.

Immaculate Conception Parish Elementary School, Jenkintown, Montgomery County
Topic: Innovative Project in Promoting Catholic Identity ~ Art Workshop
Principal: Mrs. Diane Greco
A group of young student artists gather to study fine arts using a variety of mediums. These students showcase their work twice during the school year and work together on a group project that is displayed in the school for all to see.

Immaculate Conception Parish Elementary School, Levittown, Bucks County
Topic: Innovative Project in Promoting Catholic Identity ~ Discovering Neighborhoods
Principal: Sister Maryanne Winterberg, I.H.M.
Students reach out to their neighbors by writing letters to parishioners who are homebound. The students also partner with special education students from Archangels' Academy for activities and events.

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Meredith Wilson
Communications Specialist

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