Camden Catholic celebrates Black History Month by highlighting the accomplishments of Black Alumni who are and who have made a difference in the world! First up is one of our most recent graduates, Anyah Griffin '23, who was an incredible student leader during her time at CCHS, and continues to thrive at college. She is currently a freshman at Hampton University and is involved in many campus activities, in addition to working towards her degree in strategic communications. She shares "I've had the pleasure of meeting remarkable individuals and attending enlightening talks by Vice President Kamala Harris and actress Taraji P. Henson. My schedule has been bustling with activity, as I've become involved in various organizations such as the Hampton Script, where I serve as a PR and Media Specialist, and as a member of the National Association of Black Journalists here at Hampton. Additionally, I've joined the Hampton arts organization, HBCU Canvas, and am participating in the school's Generation Action program." Anyah has also secured an internship at Dollar Tree Stores Inc. as a corporate communications intern, and she'll have fun participating in the upcoming Hampton Freshman Fashion Show.
Congratulations to Irish Winter Track athletes Noah Sanders '24, Kevin Ellis '24 and Beatrice Daverso '24 who represented CCHS at the Non-Public A State Championships. Beatrice, CCHS' first female pole vaulter broke her own record by 1', vaulting to 10' and placing second! She will move on to compete at the Meet of Champions on March 3. Noah placed 16th and Kevin placed 29th in the shot put.
CCHS Night at the Phillies: April 1, 6:40PM vs. Cincinnati Reds Tickets are $44 with half of every ticket price benefiting Irish Athletics Must purchase by March 1! Show your Irish Pride, support the Phillies, and gather your families, friends, teammates, classmates and fellow CCHS Alumni for a fun night out in support of CCHS athletic programs. Link to tickets: https://www.mlb.com/phillies/tickets/specials/camden-catholic-high-school Must use code CCBB
📅February is Black History Month, and to celebrate, CCHS is highlighting Black Alumni who have made a difference in the world. 📚Latanya Jenkins '94, was posthumously inducted into the CCHS Hall of Fame this year for her incredible academic achievements as a researcher and librarian at Temple University. 🎓Latanya grew up in Pennsauken, earning her undergraduate degree at Franklin & Marshall and Master's in Library Science at Drexel University. ☘️Her time at CCHS was filled with activity. “Tanny,” as her friends called her, was a member of the National Honor Society, the French National Honor Society, the Mock Trial Team, the Editor of the Shamrock Newspaper, a member of Student Government, President of the Biology Club, Vice-President of the French Club and of the Health Careers Club, a member of the Black Culture Club, the Drama club, and the Respect for Life Club. 🦉Latanya was a respected academic/reference librarian at Temple University and was the liaison for Temple’s Africology and African American department. 🌎She accomplished so much during her all-too short life, including: being an award-winning co-author of the book, Government Information Essentials, which was awarded the Margaret T. Lane & Virginia F. Saunders Memorial Research Award in 2019, she was an International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions fellow for the World Library and Information Congress, and a past Association of Research Libraries diversity scholar. She was part of the first inaugural meeting of the Association of African American librarians, Archivists and Curators. She was also an ally and member of Temple University & University Press Diversity & Inclusion committee. ☘️CCHS celebrates your memory, Latanya! We are inspired by your legacy.
The annual CCHS Canada trip arrived in Montreal on Wednesday after an overnight bus ride. For the first day, students were able to overlook the city of Montreal from Mount Royal as the city was awakening. They visited St. Joseph's Oratory, the largest shrine to St. Joseph in the world. The students had the privilege of attending Mass in the crypt and later toured the Basilica, an architectural gem! They then toured Old Montreal learning about its history from tour guide, Monsieur Chuck. The group is now in Quebec City, where they enjoyed a delicious dinner in a trendy neighborhood followed by a visit to Martello Tower, number two, where the students took part in an interactive activity learning about the lives of British soldiers defending the tower during the war of 1812.
🎭Let the creative process begin! Our students have embarked on preparing for an historic spring musical: The Mystery of Edwin Drood, premiering at Grandi Auditorium March 8-10 & March 15-17. 🕵🏽♂️This Rupert Holmes show is a captivating and interactive musical whodunit that plunges the audience into the heart of the mystery, transforming them into amateur detectives. 👏🏽In a dramatic twist, the audience will select the ending for each show. ‼️You DO NOT want to miss this! 🎟️Reserve your tickets TODAY for best seats. P.S. Support from our friends like you helps to make each spring musical possible. Patrons for $20 to full page ads for $250 provide much-needed funding to produce a professional show with over 100 student volunteers. Thanks once again for helping make this happen for the 102nd year! https://loom.ly/TzRnGQs
Calling all Young Alumni (graduation years 2007-2023): Come out to Pinsetters on Thursday, January 18 from 7-9PM for a Young Alumni Club Happy Hour! Find out more about this new alumni group at CCHS, how you can get involved, mix, mingle and network with fellow young alums. Cash bar, food available.
Camden Catholic wishes all of our family, friends, faculty, staff and alumni a blessed 2024! Let us, together, praise God for the mercy that fills our days.
The Camden Catholic faculty and staff wishes you God's blessings this Christmas season. May you have the gift of faith, the blessing of hope and the joy of family and friends surround you.
12/21, is our last day of school before Christmas break. Students are welcome to wear their Christmas sweaters with uniform bottoms tomorrow. This is a half-day with Mass, a special schedule of classes and a 12:25PM dismissal. There is no after-school study hall. All students must be picked up at 12:25PM. CCHS will reopen on January 2, 2024.
🎄Christmas at CCHS is celebrated in many ways, and one of our most beloved traditions is the annual Christmas concert. 🎹This year the Arts department added a Christmas Recital for Dance and Piano students, and additional solo performances. 👏🏼We applaud our talented students for spreading Christmas cheer with their God-given talents and gifts and thank the many staff members who have devoted their time to the preparation of these events and continued formation of our Camden Catholic students.
STUDENT SPOTLIGHT on Junior Lily Patullo, who is also an InSpire Marketing Intern. Lily shares her story of supporting a cause near and dear to she and her family: From October 27 to October 29, 2023, I walked 60 miles in Susan G. Komen's Breast Cancer 3-Day Walk. Ever since I could remember, my mom (Jaime Patullo '94) and aunts (Jackie Brown '96 and Jodi Brown '00) have been fundraising for and participating in this walk. When I was younger, our family would drive out to their route in Philadelphia to cheer them on, brandishing giant homemade posters and waving pink pom-poms in the air. These days are some of my fondest memories, and as I grew older, I wanted to walk, too. Finally, at 16 years old, when I became eligible, I joined my mom and aunts in my first walk. We walked again this year, in the Dallas/Fort Worth route, marking my second walk and their thirteenth. The BRCA1 genetic mutation runs in my mom's family, which correlates to at least a 50% chance of developing breast cancer in one's lifetime, and several members of our family have battled breast cancer over the years because of this. We walk for those who have survived, those we have lost, and those who continue to be affected by breast cancer.
Strike Out Hunger with the Irish Bowling Team on January 6! Bring 2 cans of soup, and sign up to bowl and have some fun. 50/50, Raffle Baskets and a Bowling Ball Raffle will be awarded! $25/Individual or $110/team of 5 includes 3 hours of bowling and shoe rental. REGISTER HERE: https://www.camdencatholic.org/page/strike-out-hunger
Help support the Arts at CCHS by purchasing a sponsorship or ad & patron for our spring musical - "THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD." Your support of the arts program, with a sponsorship or ad, will help to ensure that the legacy of Camden Catholic musicals continues for another century! Secure your ad online: https://secureforms.wufoo.com/forms/s14h5ad80y9y9en/
On November 16th, senior, Gianna Giegerich attended the "Fully Alive" National Catholic Youth Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana. Traveling with her St. Mary of the Lakes youth group and brother Dominic, Gianna gathered with over 12,000 young people all with the same passion: a passion for God. Her three days were filled with prayer, worship music, adoration, mass, presentations, confession, and break-out discussions. Several influential speakers in the church shared their experiences about our Catholic faith and the love that God provides for us. NCYC amplified Gianna's Catholic faith in a way she didn't know was possible, leaving her with an unforgettable, "shivers down your spine" experience. Mentioned several times on her trip we are reminded that "God is good all the time. All the time God is good."
🎉We did it! Thanks to the incredible response of our generous community, Camden Catholic raised over $151,000 this Giving Tuesday and earned a $150,000 match from an anonymous donor, FOR A TOTAL OF OVER $300,000 RAISED! 💚Our sincerest thanks to alumni and friends of Camden Catholic who donated and made this campaign a success. Your support means the world not only to CCHS, but to the many deserving young scholars whose lives will be shaped by your generosity. #GOIRISH!☘️ View the complete list of Giving Tuesday donors here ➡️https://bit.ly/4a2Cs5K
TONIGHT: Weds, December 6 All are welcome! Multicultural Christmas Fair 3-5:30pm Blarney Store OPEN 6-8pm Christmas Tree Lighting 7pm The Blarney Store has special Christmas merchandise (40 oz Irish quencher mug, knit blankets, and more!).
We’re almost there! As expected, the Camden Catholic community showed up in a big way this #GivingTuesday and as of 3pm, we have raised $134,000 of our $150,000 goal! Thank you to everyone who made a donation today, we are so grateful to you❤️ There is still time to help us reach our goal and #GetTheMatch! Find us on venmo @cchs1887 or give at the link. Thank you and #GoIrish☘️ Give Now ➡️https://www.camdencatholic.org/o/cchs/page/give
Congratulations to Matteo Johnson '24, Aurelia Harp '24 and Grace Martin '25 (not pictured), who earned ALL-STATE BAND & CHOIR, respectively. This is an incredible accomplishment for each of these students individually, as well as collectively for The Arts at CCHS. The choir students were honored to perform with the All-State Choir on November 19, led by a professional conductor, this 100-piece orchestra and 350-voice chorus featured musicians from high schools state-wide, selected through a competitive audition process. NJPAC was proud to host these hardworking students and celebrate their musical achievements.