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Catholic school students in all-state choir, chorus

The all-state junior chorus and senior choirs have been announced by the Delaware Music Educators Association. For the senior choirs, there is a women’s choir and a mixed choir. They will perform Feb. 11 at Mount Pleasant High School. The junior chorus takes the stage at 4 p.m., the senior choirs at 7 p.m.

Catholic school students who were selected are as follows:

Senior choir

Soprano I: Lauren Curlett, Olivia Boddicker and Rebecca Gasperetti, St. Thomas More; Lauren Johnson, Stacey Gerard and Nina Leski, St. Mark’s; Claire Caverly and Ashley Graef, Archmere; Rose Roddy, Padua; and Shaina Twardus, Ursuline.

Soprano II: Julianne Nemith, Elizabeth Stalker and Elizabeth Stant, St. Thomas More; and Katie Taggart, Archmere.

Alto I: Samantha Kasehagen, Caroline Sylvia and Emily Betley, St. Mark’s; and Emma Skilton, St. Thomas More.

Alto II: Lauren Forman and Emily Calvetti, St. Mark’s; and Christina Lawless, Archmere.

Tenor I: Alex Miller, Salesianum.

Tenor II: Jeremy Keeler, St. Mark’s; Daniel Garzarella and Benjamin Bole, St. Thomas More; and Andrew Starobynski, Salesianum.

Bass I: Patrick Boland, St. Mark’s; and Tyler Heiss, Nicholas Sherwin and Nick Castillo, Salesianum.

Junior chorus

Soprano: Bernadette Bautista, Kayce Boller, Lauren DeRocilli, Andrea Errico, Noel Majka and Yadiana Ramos, Holy Cross; Jacquelyn Kepley, Ursuline.

Alto: Anastasia Bole, Imani Drew, Claire Kolakowski, Kelsi McBarron, Pelu Osunkoya and Molly Thompson, Holy Cross; Luke Koval, Conor McAvinue, St. Edmond’s.

Tenor: Nicholas Reyes and Nicolo Bautista, Holy Cross.


St. Mark’s group helps at Thanksgiving

WILMINGTON – The Z-Club at St. Mark’s High School spent November trying to make sure others had a happy holiday season. Throughout the month, students collected nearly 450 jars of peanut butter and cans of yams for the Basket Brigade of Delaware, a volunteer organization that delivers food at Thanksgiving to needy families. This year, the Basket Brigade hopes to help more than 2,000 families.

In addition, on Nov. 13, members of the Z-Club packed dozens of shoeboxes to support Operation Christmas Guild, a project of Samaritan’s Purse that provides boxes of presents to children in developing countries. The club included a group picture and personal notes to each child.

In the two years the Z-Club has helped with this effort, it has contributed more than 150 shoeboxes to children ages 2-14.

The Z-Club is sponsored by the Philadelphia chapter of Zonta International, which helps develop leadership skills in and community-service activities for sophomore, junior and senior girls.