Alumni

Queen of Angels Alumni Page

Welcome to the Queen Of Angels Alumni page!  Whether you graduated from Queen Of Angels, St. David or Our Lady Help of Christians this is the place for you to share special events that have gone on in your life and see what your fellow alumni have been up to! We’d love to keep in touch so click here to enter your contact information and share your good news with us and so we can share all the great things going on at Queen of Angels!!!

Alumni Honors

Kayla Sawick, member of QOA’s Class of 2013, was selected as an Intelligencer Newspaper “Citizen Scholar”.  Read the article here written by Correspondent, Amanda Cregan here:

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Kayla Sawick is planning a career of service to her country.  The Upper Moreland High School senior will attend the Virginia Military Institute this fall.  Kayla, a Willow Grove resident, already has begun a career of service.  She’s active in many organizations. She is a four-year member and president of the Key Club, the oldest and largest school organization that is dedicated to community service, such as cleaning up parks, collecting clothing and organizing food drives for those in need.

Kayla also has served as a Red Cross volunteer for the last two years and helped lead the high school’s mini-THON, which raises money for pediatric cancer research.  As part of Upper Moreland’s drama company, the teen has performed in spring musicals since her sophomore year and was named dance captain as a senior.  Despite all her activities, Kayla finds time to concentrate on academics.

She ranks sixth out of a graduating class of 230, and has been on the distinguished honor roll every marking period since her freshman year.  As a sophomore, she won the Home and School Association’s Citizenship Award, and is a member of her school’s National Honor Society.  “Kayla is a compassionate and motivated young woman with a strong sense of civic duty,” said guidance counselor Jennifer Haney.

 

Meghan Primus, member of QOA’s Class of 2014, is one of the top five students in her Junior class at Lansdale Catholic and she was just named a 2017-2018 Diocesan Scholar.  Meghan will attend Lansdale Catholic in the morning her Senior year and earn college credits at Gwynedd Mercy University in the afternoon.  

Two QOA Alumni had great success as members of the Archbishop Wood High School Girls’ 2017 Basketball Team who were State Champs once again this year!  Sisters Shannon May (QOA Class of 2013) and Katie May (QOA Class of 2014) continue a long line of players in their family that have achieved great basketball success!!!  Way to go, girls!

Congratulations to QOA’s Class of 2016 member, Michelle Sicard who was selected to receive a 2017 Founders Award through the Emergency Aid of Pennsylvania.  Awards are presented annually to young women in the ninth grade in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Candidates are nominated by their school principals or counselors determined by their community service activities and leadership qualities. The Emergency Aid Founders Committee chooses 20 students based on a written application, demonstrated leadership and good citizenship.  Michelle will be presented an award at Cabrini University later this month.

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Scott Boyle, QOA Class of 2014, and member of Troop 354 was awarded the title of Eagle Scout at Hatboro Community Church on Saturday, March 18. Family and friends, along with Rep. Tom Murt, pictured below with Scott were on hand to celebrate this great accomplishment.

 

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Future City presenters from the Class of 2016, Ben Lilly, Ryan O’Doherty and Michelle Sicard attended the Turner Construction’s Innovation Summit in Philadelphia on November 2, 2016 with team moderator, Mrs. Diane Hediger and team mentor, Mrs. Julie Gennaro.  The students delivered their Future City competition presentation and participated in panel discussions with those attending the summit.  All attending were very impressed with the students.  All three are now Freshman at Archbishop Wood High School.

 

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On April 25th, 2016,  two students of the first graduating class of Queen of Angels,  Brenda Jones and Kelly Anne Ryan, were inducted into the St. Basil’s Academy Chapter of the National Honor Society.

The 2016 Archdiocesan Concert of Excellence also had several QOA alum participating.  Joel Hediger was one of the emcees for the night.  Approached by the president of Archbishop Wood, Gary Zammaro, Joel and Hannah Barris, a student from Archbishop Ryan, went down to practice with the musicians and singers at the Kimmel Center.  While there, Joel ran into another alum, Michael Frye, an accomplished xylophonist from Roman Catholic High School.  Before the concert began, Christopher Mominey, the superintendent of schools, took a quick picture with the emcees for twitter looking forward to a wonderful evening.  Chris Hediger commented and received this response “your son is a gentleman! Talked about college plans backstage. He did an awesome job. We’ll be proud having him as an alumnus!”

Two from OLHC’s Class of 2012 that had 18 students earn Valedictorian Honors Michael Frye (OLHC Class of 2012) was named Valedictorian for Roman Catholic High School Graduation in June, 2016!  Michael was one of the many students from St David, OLHC and now Queen of Angels who have earned the Neumann Scholarship!  We wish Michael the best in his future endeavors. Meredith Moore (OLHC Class of 2012) was named Valedictorian for St. Basil’s Academy Graduation  June, 2016. We wish Meredith all the best in her future endeavors.

 

Alumni Updates

Caroline Primus, QOA Class of 2016,is tops in her Freshman Physics class and credits her lab prep skills to what she learned at QOA under Mrs. Rebuck!

Anna Casey, QOA Class of 2016, Neumann Scholarship Recipient Anna is a Freshman at Archbishop Wood High School.  Anna has now received distinguished honors for all three quarters as a freshman, while doing play and running track this spring.

 

Kayley Hence, QOA Class of 2015 Kayley made 1st Team All Catholic Goalie for Field Hockey representing Archbishop Wood High School.  She is a second year Varsity starting Goalie for her field hockey team. Together with her teammates, they have made it to the playoffs two years in a row.

Julia Forrest, QOA Class of 2015 Julia is attending Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School and is a member of the  Class of 2019.  She is currently taking several honors classes and swims on GMAHS swim team. Julia also dances at Stars Dance Center and competed in dance Nationals this summer in Atlantic City where she received a high gold for her solo and was invited to dance in opening and closing numbers for the week as a Star Champion.  Julia also continues to play on the Upper Moreland Girls U-16 travel soccer team with fellow QOA graduates Kayley Hence, Cara Hughes and Rachel Burns.

Emmett Nama, QOA Class of 2015, Neumann Scholarship Recipient Hello! My name is Emmett Nama. I am currently a freshman at Archbishop Wood.  I graduated from Queen of Angels in 2015. I play football on the freshman football team, and for classes, I take Theology, Mandarin Chinese, Honors Biology, Physical Education, World History, English Language Arts, and Geometry. 

Jack Waltrich, St David Class of 2011, Neumann Scholarship Recipient After graduating St David in 2011, Jack attended Archbishop Wood High School as a Neumann Scholarship recipient.  While at Archbishop Wood he was a member of the Archbishop Wood Swim Team (2011-2015), Captain 2015,  All-Catholic Team 2015 and qualified for States 2014.  He was a member of the Archbishop Wood Volleyball Team (2014-2015), Captain 2015 and a Philadelphia Catholic League MVP and All-Catholic 2015.  He qualified for States in 2014 and 2015.  He was a member of the Archbishop Wood Lacrosse Team (2012-2013), Assistant Coach (various Upper Moreland and St. David CYO teams), St. David CYO (swim, soccer, basketball, volleyball), grades 5-12 and is a Certified Lifeguard.  While at Archbishop Wood he received a National Merit Scholarship and several Partial Scholarships to the University of Notre Dame, Lehigh University, LaSalle University, Villanova University, Loyola University of Maryland, Neumann University and received Full Scholarships to  Temple University and the University of Alabama.  Jack was also inducted into the National Honor Society.  Upon graduating in 2015 from Archbishop Wood, Jack chose to continue his studies at the University of Notre Dame where he is now a member of the Class of 2019.

Kaitlyn Krewson, Our Lady Help of Christians Class of 2011, Neumann Scholarship Recipient After graduating from Our Lady Help of Christians in 2011, Kaitlyn attended Archibishop Wood High School as a Neumann Scholarship recipient. While at Archbishop Wood, she participated in the Color Guard of the Marching Unit (2011-13), was in the choir for 4 years and was in the All Catholic Chorus as a senior.  She performed in the musicals for 4 years and had lead or principal roles in several shows, including Rosie in Bye Bye Birdie and Tzeitel in Fiddler on the Roof.  She was also on the robotics team as a senior and attended the World Championships in St. Louis with the team.  Kaitlyn was a member of the National Honor Society, serving on the Academic Integrity board, and the Spanish Honor Society, and she is a National Merit Scholarship Commended Student.  She received scholarships to the University of Delaware, Drexel University, Villanova University, Rowan University and  LaSalle University. In June 2015, Kaitlyn graduated third in her class from Archbishop Wood. She is furthering her education at the University of Delaware as a member of the Class of 2019 in the honors program and is majoring in Biomedical Engineering with minors in Animal Biosciences/Preveterinary Medicine and Theater.

Sister Maryanne Winterberg, IHM, St. David Class of 1956 I graduated in 1956 from St. David School…60 years ago!!!  I have the happy fortune to be back here now.  When I returned to St. David School as Vice-Principal in 2010 it was amazing.  Although the school has been renovated and added to over the years it brought back many memories.  Having St. David School close was sad, but the new Regional school that combined students from St. David and Our Lady Help of Christians is awesome. Thank you to the many teachers and parents who made this possible.  God bless you.

srm       4 Graduates from St David Class of 1956 got together for a 50th anniversary celebration.  Pictured are Liz Phillips, Sister Maryanne Winterberg, Tom and Clare Wisniewski!!!!