HOW YOUR DONATION MAKES A DIFFERENCE
Annie DelColombo ’18
Senior Annie DelColombo (pictured second from right visiting the Whitney Museum of American Art with fellow members of Green & White) is a peer leader, top student and smiling face at many CCHS events. She’s a member of Student Government, National Honor Society, Link Crew (freshman orientation leaders), and Green & White (student ambassadors). And, she has been named a New Jersey Star, providing her with a full-tuition scholarship at any of our County Colleges.
FAVORITE FACULTY: “My favorite teacher is Mrs. Merenyi because she goes above and beyond for her students. Her kind nature and spirited personality have instilled in me the importance of serving your school community.”
THANK YOU DONORS: “Our donors are so important to many facets of the evolution of CCHS. From supporting our athletic teams to funding new classroom initiatives, such as the MAC Lab, I benefit from the supportive donors on a daily basis.”
Marcus Hillman ’18
Senior Marcus Hillman (pictured signing his letter of intent in February) is a respected member of the CCHS family, helping to lead the Irish football team to three division championships, a career which will continue next year at Division I Elon University.
SECOND HOME: “I call CCHS my second home because I honestly feel as though I can go to anyone here for help. I’ve met great friends here who have helped me to grow as a person, and I feel comfortable coming here each day.”
THANK YOU DONORS: “Our donors have helped take our extra-curricular programs to the next level. From funding new stage equipment to improving our sports facilities, it makes us feel important that alumni care enough to give back, and we’re proud to represent them with our achievements.”
Hometown: Cherry Hill | Grammar School: Christ the King Regional School
Junior Pat Corbett has been a member of the CCHS family since birth. His father, Tomas, class of ’79, and grandparents Dorothy, class of ’41 and Patrick, class of ’37, are among the dozens of Corbett family members to have worn the green and white.
LEADER ON THE COURT: As point guard, Patrick helped lead the Irish to wins over St. Augustine and St. Joe’s Metuchen on the road to their first SJ Basketball Title since 2010. He’s also a high achiever in the classroom and volunteers at the Ronald McDonald House in Camden.
DONORS MAKE A DIFFERENCE: “Through generous donations, CCHS has made investments in our learning experiences. Technology in the Information Commons and throughout the building allows us to expand the style in which we learn. I feel better prepared to succeed at the next level thanks to the support of our donors.”
Chidinma Chukwueke ’19
Junior Chidinma Chukwueke (pictured at the annual Christmas Concert) is involved in basically every facet of life at CCHS. She participates in the choir, liturgical choir, spring musical, track, volleyball and student government. Hailing from St. Joe Pro-Cathedral School, Chidinma was also chosen to be a member of the Leaders of Promise program through Urban Promise Ministries. Leaders of Promise includes local youth who receive guidance from trained community-based coaches, to better understand topics around population health, develop leadership skills, and implement self-designed projects to make their communities healthier.
CCHS TRADITIONS: “Spirit Week is a serious competition but I love the way each class comes together. It’s a great tradition for each class to work together to achieve more, and support one another as you plan for it annually.”
Thomas Cava ‘18
Tom Cava (pictured in center at the annual “Manuary” Beard-Growing Fundraiser) is a fixture at CCHS events and activities. His academic achievements are numerous as he’s received over $400,000 in scholarships and grants to LaSalle University, Seton Hall University, The University of Scranton, Ursinus College and York College.
THANK YOU DONORS: “As an anchor on CCTV I’ve experienced firsthand what donor dollars can do. When we moved the studio to a new space this year we upgraded all of the tech to professional gear. The new studio is beautiful and has energized and encouraged our crew in the best way possible.”
LOVE FOR LEARNING: “Mr. Pacana’s Honors British Literature course is my favorite class because it was the perfect balance of challenging academics, intellectual conversations and enjoyment of learning. I also love Film Production because I am able to expand my knowledge in a hobby I enjoy.”
Katrina Dixon ’21
Katrina (pictured at far right at the annual Langan-Nadell Scholarship Awards) is among the students selected for the prestigious Langan-Nadell Scholarship, which she earned after proving herself at Sacred Heart School in Camden. Despite being a freshman, Katrina was primed to get involved at CCHS. She participates on the basketball and track teams and also is a member of Theater in the City and Beats in the City.
FAVORITE FACULTY: “Mr. Terry is an amazing teacher. He keeps us engaged and I always walk away from his class with new knowledge.”
CCHS IS HOME: “I spend most hours of my day here, but it doesn’t bother me because I’m surrounded by people who care about me.”
Cassandra Arencibia ’20
A Merit Scholar, Cassandra was the first recipient of the Estrella Naciente scholarship from Alumnus JM Procacci last year. She participates in a myriad of activities from creative writing, sketch and anime clubs to the spring musical and track.
FAVORITE FACULTY: “Mr. D [D’Antonio] is so down to earth and easy to talk to, yet he always has something meaningful to teach us. Mr. Terry is also one of my favorites. He keeps class interesting and makes sure we’re learning.”
THANK YOU DONORS: “Scholarships are so important to helping students attend CCHS. I know firsthand how much it means to receive that support. Donations to our performing arts department are so important as well. The new lighting in the auditorium has helped improve our productions in amazing ways.”
Hometown: Mt. Laurel | Grammar School: St. Joan of Arc
A freshman from St. Joan of Arc, Jack (pictured on a visit to Drexel University with fellow students) is a Cathedral Scholar at CCHS. The Cathedral Scholars program provides guidance for academically gifted students on their journeys through high school. Through individual guidance and academic planning, Cathedral Scholars learn to set goals and work to achieve them during their four years at CCHS.
FAVORITE TRADITION: “I’m looking forward to playing on the lacrosse team this spring, and traveling on the team’s annual Easter break trip to North Carolina. It should be an awesome week with a mix of playing lacrosse, building trust within our team, participating in a religious retreat, and of course, eating real barbeque.”
AT HOME AT CCHS: “There are many reasons why I call CCHS my home. Staying after school for sports, I’ve gotten to know many different people who I wouldn’t normally interact with. Building relationships and having friends all throughout the school, from different classes and different places, makes it feel like a welcoming place. The entire Camden Catholic community is truly a family, and each of us play a special role in that.”
Olivia Sandell ’21
Olivia is a proud third generation Camden Catholic legacy, both her dad Ed ’94 and grandfather Walt ’56 are graduates. She is a multi-faceted student who loves being a part of the choir, and also enjoys swimming and surfing.
STUDENT SUPPORT: “I love our musicals, concerts and cabaret nights at CCHS. These events bring the students together with a real family feeling as we share our talents with one another, and also inspire each other.”
HOME AWAY FROM HOME: “I feel safe at Camden Catholic, surrounded by classmates and faculty who care about me. It is evident that God and our faith is always present.”
Tony Li ‘18
As a senior and one of our international students who reside in the Nazareth House, Tony (pictured here to the right of Monsignor Martin) has grown immensely since arriving at CCHS from China. His list of activities is evidence of his involvement and his success at CCHS. From choir, to the spring musical, Math Club and soccer, Tony has truly enjoyed his time with his Camden Catholic family.
AT HOME AT CCHS: “As an international student, the environment at CCHS provides me with the opportunity to make friends and achieve my goals. We treat one another like brothers and sisters. We laugh together, cry together and succeed together. My teachers, as well, are like parents to me. They always do their best to help me, not only in school, but in life. Honor, Faith and Loyalty is our spirit.”