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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 […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Ulises Rodriguez ’19

Grade School Attended: Mother Teresa of Calcutta School (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) College Attending: Neumann University “When I came to West Catholic for the first time, I felt welcomed by the staff and community. It was hard because I had to learn a different language and also get adapted to different customs.” “My first year, I focused […]

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Students Exceed Expectations for 2019 Fashion Show

Education is the foundation for anyone who wants to make a difference in this world, and extracurricular activities are an important part of that education. For Javon Hitson ‘20 and Naomi Karnuah’s ‘20—copresidents of West Catholic Prep’s Fashion Club—producing a successful fashion show for their friends, family and peers at West meant a lot, both […]

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Alumni Spotlight: December Murphy ’19

Grade School Attended: Our Lady of Lourdes College Attending: University of Virginia “When I arrived at West Catholic, I was extremely nervous about the road ahead. But as my time went on, I grew to love it. I see people at West as a second family to me. For example, Sister Ave pushed me to […]

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Caring For The Whole Student

Catholic Education, especially a Lasallian education, has always been focused on caring for the whole child. Providing students support outside of the classroom—helping them spiritually, socially, and emotionally— has been an integral component of a West Catholic education, and even more so today. When Principal Kelly Lanza thinks about students excelling in math or reading, […]

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Donor Profile – Joanne Harmelin ’62

Joanne Harmelin ‘62 attended West Catholic upon her graduation from Most Blessed Sacrament where she attended first through eighth grade. Joanne arrived at West Catholic with numerous family members having already attended, including her mother and father. Joanne’s fondest memory of the school is her time with Senior English Teacher Sister Anna Josephine. “Sister Anna […]