To the left is a picture of the graduates at their ceremony on May 13.
Congratulations to 8th Graders Matt O’Brien and Matt Shalloe for completing the Bishop Timon Leadership Program.
To the left is a picture of the graduates at their ceremony on May 13.
Eighth grade art classes at Queen of Heaven School earned an Honorable Mention from the Albright Knox Art Gallery in the Art's Cool Art Inspired Competition. Kari Achatz's students learned about Surrealist artists such as Salvador Dali, who tapped dreams and the subconscious for their imagery. After discussing the ways in which images can either compliment or contradict each other, students created works of art in which their own mixed-media version of a famous artwork was juxtaposed with a found photograph. The honorable Mention came with an award of $250 which will benefit the art program at Queen of Heaven School. This is the second year in a row the eighth grade class has placed in this competition under the direction of Kari Achatz.
Queen of Heaven competed well and finished in second place at the Walters Division League Championship Meet. The Eagles were able to capture 31 individual ribbons and medals, plus 10 ribbons for success in the relays. The team had first place finishes by Natasha Suda (Girls 9 & Under Standing Jump) , Alex Boyd (Boys 9 & Under Softball Throw), Gracie Surdej (Girls 10 & Under Sprint), Megan O’Brien (Girls 11 & Under Standing Jump), Ali Forsythe (Girls 13 & Under Long Jump) and Matthew O’Brien (Boys 15 & Under Throws).
The Girls (Gracie Surdej, Grace Kicinski, Laura O’Brien and Kate Mendola) and Boys (Luke Nowak, Charlie Kent, Cameron Cieslica and Anthony Rambino) 10 & Under Relay teams captured third place, Girls 12 & Under (Ali Forsythe, Evelyn Nowak, Leah Surdej and Rachel Regan) finished fourth, Boys 12 & Under (Jimmy Cycon, Matthew Schneggenburger, Zak Kent and Michael Suda) finished sixth, Girls 14 & Under (Ava Suda, Bridget Vogl, Analiese Hirsch and Jane Kent) captured fourth and the Boys 14 & Under (Colin Melligan, Kyle Schaffstall, Colin Cieslica, & Matt Shalloe) finished second. In the 800 relays the Boys (Matt Shalloe, Kyle Schaffstall, Colin Cieslica, & Matt O’Brien) team finished second, the Girls third (Ava Suda, Megan Cycon, Annaliese Hirsch and Jane Kent) and Co-Ed was sixth (Bridget Vogl, Mark Catherine Cook, Colin Melligan, Zak Kent). Patrick Healy (5th place finish) and Patrick Henshaw both competed well in the Boys Mile.
The sprinters were also able gain many ribbons with top six finishes. Mary Molly (8 & Under – 5th place), Kyle Schneggenburger (8 & Under – 6th place), Grace Kicinski (9 & Under – 2nd place), Luke Nowak (9 & Under – 2nd place), Griffin Regan (9 & Under – 6th place), Kate Mendola (10 & Under – 6th place), Rachel Regan (12 & Under – 4th place), Ava Suda (12 & Under – 4th place), Kyle Schaffstall (13 & Under – 2nd place), Jane Kent (14 & Under – 3rd place) and Matt Shalloe (14 & Under – 4th place). Nate Ramsdell, Joe Bielecki, Cassie Carden, Michael Reilly also ran well in their opening heats.
Queen of Heaven had many strong performances in the field event besides those that captured first place. The other jumpers who took home ribbons were Ryan Forsythe (9 & Under Standing Jump – 2nd place), Anna Boyd (11 & Under Standing Jump – 2nd place), Kyle Hoare (11 & Under Standing Jump – 3rd place), Charlie Kent (11 & Under Standing Jump – 5th place), Cameron Cieslica (11 & Under Standing Jump – 6th place), Bridget Vogl (13 & Under Long Jump – 3rd place), Annaliese Hirsch (15 & Under Long Jump – 2nd place), and Colin Cieslica (15 & Under Long Jump – 3rd place). Alex Packard (9 & Under Throws – 3rd place), David Vogl (9 & Under Throws – 3rd place), Laura O’Brien (11 & Under Throws – 4th place), Jimmy Cycon (11 & Under Throws – 3rd place), Jenna Shalloe (13 & Under Throws – 3rd place), Emily Schneggenburger (13 & Under Throws – 4th place) and Megan Cycon (15 & Under – 4th place) also finished in the top six in their respective throwing events. Madeline Haggerty, Nicholas Surdej, Nicholas Siler, Carlie Rambino, Avery Hoare and Brendan Reilly performed well in their individual field event.
Queen of Heaven has many individuals who qualified for the ALL-SITA meet on June 3rd which is for the top four sprint finalist and top three throwers, jumpers and relay teams from the league championship. We are expecting them to perform well at this meet. Congratulations on a wonderful season.
The boy’s volleyball team season came to an end last night with a hard fought loss to St. Leo’s. After falling behind early in the first game, the team battled back to get within striking distance with Bump Finnerty taking control of the floor with several key sets and Colin Melligan firing off several serves. The Eagles started off strong in game two with a nice serving run by Patty “Ice” Healy and a strong kill by Kyle Schaffstall to gain some momentum. The back and forth battle in game two also featured solid net play from Jack Wroblewski, Tim Greenan and Andrew Nigrelli with some great serves by Michael “The Missile” Merrell. Despite a valiant effort, the team fell in game two to end their season.
A huge improvement by everyone on the team this year and the coaches were very proud of the team’s effort, teamwork and positive attitude this year! Congratulations on a fantastic season!
The Eagles dominated the field events (jumps & throws) to earn enough points to capture the Walters Division Regular Season title. Queen of Heaven trailed Our Lady of Sacred Heart by 187 points entering the final regular meet of the season and competed hard in every event to gain 189 points to win the title. These outstanding results allowed the Eagles to capture the first Regular Season title in school history.
Madeline Haggerty, Ryan Forsythe, Megan O’Brien, Kyle Hoare, Ali Forsythe, Colin Melligan, Analiese Hirsch and Colin Cieslica all captured first place in their respective events as Queen of Heaven swept first place in every jumping category. Ava Suda, Charlie Kent, Ana Boyd and Nicholas Surdej also took home ribbons for their jumps. In the throws, Queen of Heaven took first place in six of the eight events led by Matt O’Brien’s throw of 214 feet. Megan Cycon, Sean Melligan, Jimmy Cycon, Laura O’Brien and Alex Boyd also won first place in their age group. Avery Hoare, Jenna Shalloe, David Vogl, Emily Schneggenburger, and Matthew Schneggenburger also captured ribbons for their long throws.
Patrick Healy won the boy’s mile with a time of 6 minutes 42 seconds and Patrick Henshaw had his best race of the season with a time just over 8 minutes. Our sprinters continued their fine work by taking first place in five events and earned 18 ribbons in total. Mary Molloy won another close race, Gracie Surdej and Michael Suda both ran personal best times in winning, while Luke Nowak and Anthony Rambino performed great in winning their events. Kyle Schneggenburger, Grace Kicinski, Evelyn Nowak, Zak Kent, Kyle Schaffstall, Jane Kent, Matt Shalloe, Bridget Vogl, Katie Mendola, Griffin Regan, and Mary Catherine Cook all achieved a top four result.
Our 300 meter relay teams also showed well by winning three of six races and having nine teams finish in the top four places. Brendan Reilly, Nicholas Siler, Ryan Pryce, Cassie Carden, Cameron Cieslica, Leah Surdej, Michael Reilly, and Carlie Rambino all earned ribbons for their relay team’s top performances.
The Boys 800 meter relay team continued to be the best in this event winning this race for the third time this season. The Co-Ed and Girls 800 meter teams both finished second in their races.
Congratulations to the Queen of Heaven track team for making school history! The team won the Walters’ Division Regular Season title after Saturday’s meet against Our Lady of the Sacred Heart. The kids had a strong performance on Saturday and earned 189 points allowing them to win the regular season title. This Sunday, May 18th is the League Championships at 2pm at the Lackawanna High School Track. Congratulations Eagles and good luck on Sunday!
Queen of Heaven Eagles ran wild in their second meet of the season. The track team collected 54 ribbons in total and 23 first place ribbons in a strong performance against Our Lady of Victory and Aurora Waldorf School.
Patrick Healy won the Boy’s mile with a time of 6 minutes 33 seconds and the Boy’s 800 Meter Relay team (Matt Shalloe, Kyle Schaffstall, Colin Cieslica and Matt O’Brien) ran a sub 2 minute time to win this race. Mary Molloy, Avery Hoare, Alex Packard and Natasha Suda captured first place in the Girl’s 10 & Under 300 Meter Relay Race and Luke Nowak, Charlie Kent, Cameron Cieslica & Anthony Rambino finished first in the Boy’s 10 & Under race. Michael Suda filled in for Colin Melligan, who was hurt in his opening relay race, to assist Ava Suda, Zak Kent and Mary Catherine Cook in winning the CO-ED 800 meter relay race.
Grace Kicinski, Kyle Schneggenburger, Kyle Hoare, and Jane Kent won their sprint events. While Nate Ramsdell, Joe Bielecki, Cassie Carden, Kate Mendola, and Michael Reilly also won ribbons in their sprint events.
Ava Suda won her long jump event with a jump over 10 feet 7 inches. Madeline Haggerty, Nicholas Siler, and Megan O’Brien leaped far to win their standing jump events. Griffin Regan, Anna Boyd, and Annaliese Hirsch won ribbons for their top four finishes in their jumping events.
David Vogl, Laura O’Brien, Jimmy Cycon, Matt Schneggenburger, Emily Schneggenburger, Megan Cycon, and Mary Bala all threw the softball well to finish either second or third in their throw event.
Patrick Henshaw ran well in the Boy’s Mile, Carlie Rambino sprinted fast in her race and Ryan Pryce jumped far in his standing jump event in helping the team to win first place at this meet.
The 2014 Queen of Heaven Track season started off well on a sunny evening against Our Lady of Sacred Heart and Christ the King. Queen of Heaven had top four finishes in all 6 of the 300 meter relay races with two first place teams. Jane Kent, Mary Catherine Cook, Annaliese Hirsch and Mary Bala captured the Girl’s 14 & Under race and the Boy’s 14 & Under team (Matt Shalloe, Kyle Schaffstall, Colin Cieslica & Matt O’Brien) also won. The Boy’s 10 & under squad (Luke Nowak, Charlie Kent, Cameron Cieslica & Anthony Rambino) finished in a close second losing by less than .2 of a second.
The Eagles were strong in the field events winning 7 first place ribbons and 23 in total. Alex Boyd and Laura O’Brien took first place in their softball throwing events. Alex Packard earned her first track ribbon by taking second in the Girl’s 9 & Under throws. Megan O’Brien, Gracie Surdej and Anna Boyd took the top three places in the Girl’s 11 & Under standing jump with all of them jumping over 5 feet 9 inches. Ava Suda jumped close to 10 feet to win the Girls’ 13 & Under Long Jump. While Kyle Hoare leaped over 6 feet to win his standing jump. David Vogl, Michael Suda, Jenna Shalloe, Zak Kent, Michael Reilly, Emily Schneggenburger, and Sean Melligan all finished in the top four of their throw event to collect a ribbon. Colin Melligan had a successful start to his Long Jump career with a jump over 10 feet to finish second in the Boy’s 13 & Under Long Jump. Ryan Forsythe and Madeline Haggerty also won ribbons for their strong jumps.
Patrick Healy and Patrick Henshaw ran well in the Boys mile with finishing second and third respectively. Kate Mendola and Rachel Regan led the sprinters with first place finishes. Natasha Suda, Kyle Schneggenburger, Mary Molloy, Griffin Regan, Leah Surdej, Matt Schneggenburger, Evelyn Nowak, Jimmy Cycon, and Bridget Vogl all placed in their respective sprint events.
Avery Hoare, Nicholas Surdej, Ryan Pryce and Joe Bielecki all performed well in their first track meet. Cassie Carden, Carlie Rambino, Grace Kicinski and Brendan Reilly all contributed in their relay races to help the team score points.