The Great Gatsby Movie Review
By Gabby Sieber ‘13
On May 10th, the highly anticipated The Great Gatsby was released into theaters. Because the film was delayed from December to May, fans' expectations rose even higher for director Baz Lurhman's adaptation of Fitzgerald’s novel. Leonardo DiCaprio plays Jay Gatsby, a man who throws wild, exciting parties in order to entice an old flame away from her unfaithful husband and back into his arms. DiCaprio's performance is strong - he mastered the ability to exude confidence and paranoia simultaneously. (more)
Guidance Counselor College Visits
By Connie McSherry Reader
One of the main responsibilities of guidance counselors at Bishop Eustace Preparatory School is guiding students through the college research and application process. Knowing the “ins-and -outs” of the colleges where Eustace students apply most often is an important part of the job. To that end, guidance counselors visit college campuses to take tours, meet with Admissions Officers, and catch up with Eustace alumni to learn more about popular colleges and universities. (more)
Father Bob Celebrates his 50th Jubilee
On May 17, 2013, the Bishop Eustace community was privileged to share in a milestone of one of their favorite sons, as Reverend Robert Nolan, S.A.C., celebrated his 50th Jubilee of Religious Consecration. (more)
Time is Running Out to Register for Eustace Advantage
Students entering grades 7 through 9 can experience what its like to be a Crusader this summer with the Eustace Advantage, a three-week program designed to review and strengthen skills needed for academic success. Students will experience academic life at Bishop Eustace with classes in English, Science, Social Studies, Mathematics and Technology. Students entering ninth grade will meet faculty and fellow classmates before classes officially begin in September. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Mr. Marquart, the Program Director, or Mr. Milicia, the Assistant Director. Space is limited, so sign up today!
Senior Shirt Signing: The Beginning of the End
One Eustace tradition that signals the beginning of the “end of year” activities for the graduating class is the annual senior shirt signing. This year on May14, seniors armed with multi-colored Sharpies said their “good-byes” to each other with a permanent message on their uniform shirts. “I’ve gone to school with these people for four years and I still don’t know their names,” joked Lily O’Brien when asked about why she was participating in the tradition.
Senior Featured in
'The Best of the Class of 2013'
For the last thirty years, WPVI-TV 6abc gives an annual salute to academic excellence in area high schools! This year, Bishop Eustace Preparatory School's very own Nick Barton was selected to participate. He had a day full of activities and workshops and could be featured in THE BEST OF THE CLASS OF 2013 half-hour special airing on Saturday, May 18th at 7:00 pm on Channel 6. For more information, visit the Best of Class website.
Junior Equestrian Honored
Congratulations to Trish Casey ’14, who recently completed the United States Equestrian Federation’s (USEF) High School Equestrian Athlete program. Participants in the Program must have at least 100 hours of training and participate in three equestrian competitions during the year. Upon completion of the program, Trish received a certificate of achievement, a USEF High School Equestrian Athlete varsity letter patch and a lapel pin.
Junior Devin Smeltzer Profiled on Comcast SportsNet
(Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia)
Join us for the 22nd Annual Bishop Eustace Scholarship Golf Tournament
There's still time to sign up for the 22nd annual Bishop Eustace Scholarship Golf Tournament. Each year our scholarship golf outing raises money to support the need for financial aid at Bishop Eustace. A dedicated group of alumni, parent and grandparent volunteers work tirelessly to make sure that families who need help sending their children to our school, get that help. As a result, many deserving students benefit from a Eustace education. Our event will be held on May 20, 2013 at Medford Village Country Club. (Golf and Sponsorship Form)
New Addition for Quad05/06/13 On Monday, May 6, a marble statue of St. Vincent Pallotti was erected outside the Chapel on the quad. It took a crane, a scaffold, and a half-dozen workers more than four hours to install the statue (more).
BE Outreach Attends Bishop Sullivan's Mass
On Friday, May 3rd, members of the BE Outreach El Paso team attended a special mass in support of immigrant families at Divine Mercy Parish in Vineland. Bishop Dennis Sullivan presided over the service, along with parish priests from throughout the Diocese of Camden. The congregation was so large that standing room would not suffice, and the people, comprised of many Hispanic members of the community, overflowed out the doors of the church. Bishop Sullivan issued a call to action in his homily, asking parishioners throughout the diocese to demand humane immigration reform from our elected officials. (more)
Friends of Rachel Club: Rachel’s Walk and Tree Dedication
On Thursday, May 2, 2013, the Friends of Rachel Club held their annual Rachel’s Walk. Over 30 club members and faculty took part in walking around Cooper River in memory of Rachel Scott and her mission of starting a chain reaction of kindness and compassion. The event started with a prayer service and tree dedication to Rachel and all of those who lost their life during the Columbine school shooting. (more)
Annual Student/Faculty Badminton Tournament a Fun Time for All
The Physical Education Department hosted its Annual Student/Faculty Badminton Tournament on Tuesday April, 30that 3:00 pm in the Field House. Every year as part of the Black and White week festivities, a male faculty member partners with a female student and a female faculty member partners with a male student. There were some very exciting moments this year and one of the best badminton games witnessed in the multiple years running the event. It was a fun, enthusiastic, and a competitive event. Many laughs, smiles, and jokes were shared. (more)
Did You Get Your Copy of the Tradition?
Our alumni magazine, Tradition, should have arrived in your mailbox. If you did not receive your copy, e-mail Mr. Bannar, our Alumni Director, to update your mailing address. Alumni are also encouraged to submit class notes for the Fall issue of the magazine. In the meantime, check out our newly-launched alumni section of the web site. Check back often, as new parts and features will be added to this section.