School News

Seniors Receive 61 College Acceptances on College Instant Decision Day

In November, seven colleges/universities participated in West Catholic Prep’s Instant Decision Day — a new trend that allows college admissions representatives to individually meet with high school seniors to review their application materials and potentially offer them an instant admission on the spot. The seven schools participating were Cabrini, Chestnut Hill, Holy Family, Immaculata, Manor, […]

Students Run Philly Style by Julia Tran ’20

“I’m not signing this contract. It’s a waste of time, just focus on your studies and get As,” my dad said as he furrowed his brows and handed me back the contract for Students Run Philly Style (SRPS). As you can see, my dad wasn’t amused about the idea of me joining a running club […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Erika Cordova-Canas ’19

Grade School Attended: St. Francis De Sales College Attending: Villanova University “I have enjoyed my four years at West Catholic. I have made memories, learned lessons, and formed friendships that will last a lifetime. My West Catholic experience has prepared me for the next chapter of my life both academically and spiritually.” “West Catholic’s curriculum has challenged me […]

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Coach Wood ’96 Arrives Home to Lead the Football Program

After graduating from West Catholic in the summer of 1996, Brian Wood headed to Albright College. He enthusiastically continued his football career, but suffered a shoulder injury that cut his season short. The coaching staff saw something special in Brian and asked him to assist the defensive coaching staff in practice. Once Wood caught the […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Richard Tunstall ’19

Grade School Attended: Our Mother of Sorrows – St. Ignatius College Attending: St. Joseph’s University “My time at West has been a roller coaster of emotions. As the years went by at West, it became more challenging but also rewarding. Field Day is one of my favorite memories at West. I was a freshman and I had […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Gabrielle Bioteau ’19

Grade School Attended: St. Francis De Sales College Attending: University of Pennsylvania “My time at West has been defined by my involvement in the community. I have found passions that I never imagined I would discover.” “I have helped the school community make healthy decisions through participating in the Students Against Destructive Decisions club, and I have […]

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New Cheerleading Coach Tinnina Atherton-Ely

In the spring of 2019, West Catholic welcomed Tinnina Atherton-Ely as the cheerleading team’s head coach. She comes to West with a vast amount of cheerleading experience and has never stopped loving her cheerleading passion. Beginning at age seven, Tinnina became a competitive cheerleader in her teens and went on to coach in college. Tinnina […]