Earlier this month, the school opened its doors to the 101st student body. As they say here, St. Cecilia is “Celebrating a Century of Faith-Filled Learning . . . 100 Cheers for 100 Years.”
Folks here say school spirit is alive and catching. Elected student council officers — Nolan Skokan, president; Gabby Horne, vice president; Kennedy Cobb, secretary; Nathaniel Gorman, treasurer; and Glenna Fulitano, spirit coordinator — in August met with Joe Calabrese, seventh grade teacher and council mentor. The youths discussed their roles as leaders of the school. They learned that faith has been placed in their hands and hearts to embrace and exemplify by serving students, staff, parents, parishioners and local outreach community in allegiance with the school’s mission.
The mission statement says students are to live the teachings of Jesus, apply academic learning to real life, respect self and the surrounding world and should be "self-aware individuals who respect mind, spirit, body and life."
The student council officers believe they can make a difference. In a statement, they said that school spirit will "be alive, become contagious, and catch."