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Forever True
Newsletter May, 2019

A very big THANK YOU to everybody who participated in Giving Week April 22-26!
Over the course of the week, nearly 100 people donated to the North Catholic Annual Fund making it a success. We are truly grateful for your donations that allow us to continue the tradition of providing hard-working families the opportunity to be a part of the North Catholic tradition.  Your commitment is vital to our success and we sincerely thank you!  Because of you, we have been able to award more than 80% of our students with financial aid.  100% of all Annual Fund donations stay at North Catholic and goes to the need-based tuition assistance program.  By supporting our Annul Fund, you are truly making a difference in the lives of our students and continuing on the North Catholic tradition!

Teutonia Mannerchor Club Alumni Luncheon

The next monthly alumni luncheon will be held on May 28, 2019 at the Teutonia Mannerchor Club located at 857 Phineas Street, Pittsburgh, PA  15212.  Doors open at 11:00 AM and lunch is served at 11:45.  Seating is limited, if you have any questions, please contact Jim Eberz (NC '64) at 412-321-4145 or Carmen DiGiacomo (NC '59) at 412-563-1859.  BE SURE TO NOTE THE TIME CHANGE FOR THE DOORS OPENING. The cost of the luncheon is $12.65 which includes buffet lunch, soft drinks, coffee, and dessert.

At the April luncheon members of the class of 1959 celebrate a near sweep of all the door prizes. Left to right: Chuck  Newline, Paul O'Boyle, and Bill Cherup.


Have you signed up yet for the 
35th Annual Trojan Open Golf Outing 
Monday, May 13, 2019 
at Olde Stonewall Golf Club 
Ellwood City, PA.  
Single player $200, Foursome $750.  

    Shotgun start at 9:30AM .   

Price includes golf, cart, breakfast, lunch and beverages. 
For more details contact 
call 412-321-4823, x 529 or email

Hall of Fame 


Nominations now being accepted for the 2019 Hall of Fame

Do you know a classmate who has done some charitable work that deserves recognition? Someone who is worthy of accolades for their work in the community? Someone who has done a lot for North Catholic? 

The Hall of Fame is always seeking nominations for induction. We know that there are distinguished graduates, especially women,  who deserve a place in the school's hall of fame, but we need your help.  If you know of someone from your class or anyone who should be recognized for their accomplishments, please nominate them. Remember this not just a sports hall of fame. You can go to the school website  and for complete details. If you have questions, contact us  here. Please note that nominations are only good for three years, but they can be renewed. Nominate someone today. The committee will be meeting in January to begin the review process for this year's class.  Note: nominations that come in after May 15th will be consider for the 2020 induction class.

Alumni Spotlight

  Alumni of the Month - George Pavlic (class of 1991)

After graduating from North, George went on to Bowling Green for his undergraduate degree in statistics and to Pitt for an MBA in Marketing. He is  Business Analytics Sr. Director with  Management Science Associates, Inc. in Pittsburgh. He and his wife, Beth have three children. George's father is a NC class of 1948 (also a George) and his sister Lynne is a class of 1986 grad.

Favorite Classes and Teachers

"George Lisjack - set the foundation for my statistics/analytics career
Walt Quinn - just a real down to Earth character who made English Lit fun for a math guy.
No offense to any of the other outstanding teachers at North in my day!  I have great memories of most, if not all, of them.  Anything math, but specifically statistics." 

Favorite Memories of North Catholic

" Getting harassed by the North Side kids; my horrible mullet; Sam Sebastian day; watching Tamar Ziady do the cha cha in Mr. Jan's class; Chris Sabo, Mike Sell and I giving a McDonald's gift certificate to Mr. DiLallo and then him taking us to lunch to use it!; after almost hitting 
Walt Quinn in the face with a flying pen, hearing him say "maybe next year you'll be old enough to play in the sandbox"; 10 person trip to Ocean City MD after graduation (can't believe our parents let us!)"

World Events You Remember

"Croatian War of Independence (and Mr. Stutz telling me there was no such thing as Croatia when I wrote a report on it J); Gulf War and shocking news coverage of bombs exploding; Pens winning their first Cup at the end of senior year and attending the party at Three Rivers Stadium."

Where and With Whom Did You Hang Out While at North?

"McKnight Lanes, Showcase Cinemas (may they both rest in peace), Dek Star North; McCandless swim club tennis courts playing hockey (until told by police we were trespassing even though he preferred that over us being out and causing real problems);  w/ Chris Boston, Chris Sabo, Mike Sell, Dan Kenaan, Jon Deeds, Matt Babash, Rich Dietrich, Jay Attanucci, Dave Morris, Dave Filipowski, Jim Stover."
What School Events Are Most Memorable?

"Senior prom; boat dance; morning announcement "in bowling club action last night..."; football games at J.C. Stone Field and chanting "put in (Kevin) Gauntner!"; Dr. DeTrude announcing new dress code where boys would have to wear ties."

What Makes You Proud of Your Days at North?

"It all starts with being most proud about my decision to attend NC.  My father was in one of the first handful of graduating classes, but my parents never forced me to choose NC.  I saw at home the pride he carried, all those years later, from being a North alumnus.  It was an easy choice for me to attend there rather than NA...or the dreaded Central! Beyond that, I am proud of the friendships I made and those that are strong enough to have survived the last 28 years.  I am also extremely appreciative of the superior education I received that was deeply rooted in strong Catholic religious values."
Any Final Thoughts?

" Just a note of regret that I didn't truly get to experience the full North/Central rivalry like it once was.  The rivalry was virtually gone by the time I attended.  My father-in-law, Tom Leonard, graduated from Central in the late 60's and his best friend, the guy who persuaded him to play football at Cornell, is NC football legend Santo Laquatra.  I enjoy listening to their stories of the heated rivalry they experienced, and think it's amazing how they have been the best of friends since.  It's too bad that rivalry has dissipated over the years."

George, Beth and the kids at Christmass

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Alumni News

Transcript Information

Alums who need a copy of their high school  transcript for a new employer should note that the process has changed, so please note:

NCHS Alumni (1939-2013): Please contact the Diocesan Archives  
at (412) 456-3158 for a copy of your transcript or for a new 
employer education verification.

Alumni (2014 - present): Please go to northcatholic.org, under the Alumni Tab, and download the online request form.

Memories  Available

The alumni office has some past editions of the yearbooks. If you can't find yours from senior year, we may be able to help. Not all years are available and supply is limited. Contact us here for information and availability. 


You can stay on top of what's going on at your alma mater by following Facebook - www.facebook.com/NCForeverTrue.


Congratulations to Marc Gonzales (class of 2006) and his wife, Jenna on the birth of their daughter, Annelise Elizabeth.

Congratulations to Vicky Pagano Houston (class of 2005) and her husband on the birth of their daughter, Elizabeth Amelia.


Congratulations to Zack Feith (class of 2009) and Haley Bachman on their engagement.

Rest in Peace

Richard German (class of 1968)
David Stankovic (class of 1964)
Michael Rich (class of 1975)
Norman Miller (class of 1954)
Robert Wagner (class of 1951)
Thomas Klein (class of 1964)
Jim Weiherer (class of 1956)

Carol Giger - wife of Charles Giger Jr (class of 1962), mother of Charles III (class of 1983), Christopher (class of 1988), Craig (class of 1991), and Chad (class of 1998). She is also the grandmother of Grace (class of 2021).

Robert Kaniecki - father of Robert (class of 1980) and James (class of 1981)

Margaret Brimmeier -  mother of Joseph (class of 1966) Robert (class of 1969), Bonnie (class of 1977), and Jan (class of 1980). She worked as a guidance secretary at North for a number of years as well.


Class Notes


The display case just inside the entrance to the school houses some of the apparel avaliable for purchase at the spirit shop as well as North Catholic memorabilia.  You can check out the NC gear by clicking  here.

The Balestreire family and North Catholic

This is the Balestreire produce wagon at 20th St between Penn and Smallman in the Strip circa 1922. Frank Balestreire, holding the horse, is the father of Tom J. (class of 1958) and grandfather of Frank (class of 1973). John Balestreire, on the wagon, is the father of Tom J (class of 1966) and Joe J (class of 1969). Charles, on the wagon, is the father of Tom C (class of 1963) and Joe C (class of 1974). Philip, on the wagon, is the father of Frank P (class of 1976) and grandfather of Zachery (class of 2008) and Philip (class of 1999). Joseph Balestreire, the oldest but not pictured, is father of Tom A (class of 1956) and Peter (class of 1959) and grandfather of Anita (class of 1989). Oh, and Joseph J (class of 1964) is a cousin.

Does any other clan have more North Catholic grads?

Class of 1954

Joe Kuhn, retired US Navy Captain, wears his North Catholic shirt with pride. 

Class of 1957

Bob Meinert is hosting a seminar to protect children called "Human Trafficking in your Backyard."  All are invited to attend this free seminar at St. Ferdinand Church in Cranberry Township on May 15th from 7pm-9pm at Oldenski Hall. Trafficking is a process of enslaving people, coercing them into a situation with no way out and exploiting them.  It's a problem in our area and it's growing rapidly.  The seminar is appropriate for students in grade 7 and above and with their parents.  Several police agencies will be on hand.   

Class of 1965

Congratulations to Anthony DiPasquale on being inducted into the Gannon University Hall of Fame. That's Tony (back row center) along with members of the 1967 Gannon University Cross Country Team.

Sal  Marsico and his son  hanging out at the car cruise.

Class of 1968

Ken Balkey is with NC track coach Stacy Kopchak at the Trojan Trot.

 Class of 1983

Marty Caridi and his niece at her first communion.

Mike Burnham and his wife enjoying each others company.

Class of 1987

Becky Broskey Dittman and her daughter Zoe pose for a selfie.

Class of 1990

Leslie  Palotta is ready for baseball season.

Class of 1991

The Popek ladies get ready to sing with Cher - Marcy (class of 1991), Susan (class of 1984), and Kathy (class of 1985)

Class of 1992

Jennifer Korenich-Haley takes a selfie with her kids before heading out.

Matt Muckle relaxes in his hotel room before his gig at the Golden Nugget.

Class of 1993

Tracee Slagel relaxes in the sun.

Karrie Kinross Schmitt and her family are ready for Easter.

Class of 1994       

Jacque Morrow visits Sedona.

Natalie Sargent Rodina and her family pose for their Easter photo.

Class of 1995

Jen Marinelli McAfee and her sons are all dressed up for Easter.

Renee Klaas Piatt and her husband on vacation.

Class of 1997

Gerald Stevens is ready to start his workout.

Amanda Luczak Gray, her daughter and dad have a  pleasant  vacation lunch.

Class of 1996

Jamie Leonardo Ranieri and her family enjoy a dinner together.

Class of 1998

Tracy Yoest Smith and Krissy Knauss Lacey get ready for Blake Shelton to take the stage.

Dr. Tim Chips and Leslie Korenich Chips are ready for a date night at the St Kilian's gala.

Juliane Kania Hedgepeth, Lindsay Pry, and Tracy Yoest Smith celebrate their friendship over dinner.

Congratulations to Elizabeth Murphy Hughes who was awarded the Outstanding Junior Researcher Award. Dr Hughes is an assistant professor of education in the Department of Educational Psychology, Counseling and Special Education at Penn State. Her research focuses on academic achievement of students with learning  disabilities and high-functioning autism.

Class of 1999

Katy Delaney Yates and Jess Beu celebrate Jess' birthday.

Class of 2000

Brian Papinchak and his family enjoying their Florida vacation.

Ian Heisel having fun with his daughter.

Class of 2001

Tom Hill strikes a scholarly pose.

Nora Flaherty Tricco and her husband enjoy the spring weather.

Class of 2002

Emily  Patrick  Graham and her daughter are ready for Easter.

Michelle Novak takes control of  the  little one.

 Autumn Keller Fahey and her brother Collin (class of 2010) share a  moment.

Annie Claffey, her husband, and son enjoy an Easter morning.

Jeff Chips, Megan Crame Chips and sons pose for a family picture.

Marty Nasiadka and his kids celebrate Easter.

Class of 2003

Tom Pace and Justin  Wentz (class of 2011) are tailgating before the game.


Class of 2008

Kelsey DiSanti Sweeney and son Sebastian enjoy the beach.

Class of 2012

The Stark  bachelorette  party is ready to start with Becky Stark, Haley Sullivan, Nikky Stark Kendall Hoffman (class of 2011), and Megan Prybyl.

Mark Dovi is on the air before the Reds - Pirates game on Opening Day in Cincinnati.

Johnathan LeGrande is at home on the South Side.

Bobby Stark enjoys time in  the woods with his dog.

Lynzy Mueller Tunstall and husband Shawn (class of 2013) enjoy a warm spring day.

Class of 2013       

Lauren Wolosik poses with the IUP Basketball Championship Trophy.

Ryan Peluso looking serious.

Class of 2014       

Liz Leonard enjoying her time in Seattle.

Karly Smrekar poses under the Eiffel Tower. 

Paige Kizior  is all smiles after her graduation.

 Jackie Klocko in Memphis with her dad to see her brother John (class of 2010).

Class of 2015       

Congratulations to Isabelle Dohanics on her acceptance into the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. As her sister Annette (Class of 2012)  pointed out, "Isabelle is going to be a dogtor."

Class of 2018       

Congratulations to Luc Madonna on his acceptance into the United States Naval Academy.

Thanks to Jack Docherty (class of 1954) Carmen DiGiacomo (class of 1959), Bob Gierl (class of 1966), Tracy Yoest  (class of 1998), Tom Pace (class of 2003), and George Pavlik  (class of 1991) for sending information and pictures to us.

If  you have news/photos you want to share with classmates send them to

Flashback Photo

 Last Month's Flashback 

These three fine gentlemen were easily identified by many. They are (l to r): Jerry Sestric, Brendan Smith, and Jerry Bergman.

Karen Steiner Zangaro (class of 1980), John Vaughan (class of 1981), Allen Goetz (class of 1980), Eric Nauman (class of 1980), and Mrs Marianne Lyons all identified these football stars. The best quote came from Jerry Sestric, "I certainly know who they are and we still stay in touch to this day. Thanks for including us in the newsletter. They were great days at NC."

This Month's Flashback 

Can you identify these attentive your students? 

Send us your answers or your guesses  here .

Request for Prayers

Ed Boll (NC Class of 1967) has been ill and prayers are requested for his recovery.

Please pray for  Denise Enzerra (NC class of 1982)

Please pray for Tom Klein (NC class of 1964).

Your prayers are requested for Michael (Mickey)  Kavanaugh (NC class of 1959) who is in poor health.

Please pray for Bob Rathke   (NC class of 1959).

General Michael Hayden (NC class of 1963) is recovering from a stroke. Please keep him in your prayers.

Wayne Quinn (NC Class of 1970) has been battling a series of illness. Please keep him in your prayers.

Tracy Yoest Smith (class of 1998) has requested prayers for her sister Becky Yoest (class of 2007).

Gerard Boeh (class of 1952) has been ill. Please keep him in your prayers.

Please pray for Fred Arden (Class of 1959) and his wife Mary.

Please keep Ray DiLallo (class of 1950) and long time history teacher at North in your prayers

Let us know of any alumni who should be included in our prayers by sending us an email by clicking here 


New Social Media

To stay up to date on current news and events at North Catholic, follow us on Twitter @NC1939 and "Like" our new Facebook page at www.facebook.com/nc1939.    Also, check out our new and improved website at northcatholic.org 
  Military Legacy Scholarship
The school has initiated a Military Legacy Scholarship in honor of all alumni who have served in our nation's military forces. The goal is to raise $20,000 to $25,000 to provide a $1,000 scholarship annually. The scholarship will be awarded annually to the student provided certain benchmarks are met. Every four years (or sooner) it will be awarded to another incoming 9th grade student.  Congratulations to this year's recipient, Griffin Floyd.

Contributions have surpassed the $11,000 mark. All money will be used to provide educational opportunities to a student. To honor those who served, please consider a contribution in any amount to the new Military Legacy Scholarship. If you wish, you may make a contribution in someone's honor/memory.  Make checks payable to North Catholic, write "North Catholic Military Scholarship" in the memo, and mail to:
North Catholic High School
1617 Route 228
Cranberry Township, PA 16066
ATTN:  Development Office
  Kathy Monti Memorial Scholarship

Kathy Hickey Monti's limitless love and passion for helping others was apparent to everybody she met.  Her pride for North Catholic began in 1973, when her high school closed and she enrolled in the first co-ed class at North as a junior. Kathy led the charge to keep her school's basketball team together.  As a standout guard and the very first team captain of North's first women's basketball program, Kathy and her fellow Trojanettes began a women's basketball dynasty that is alive and continues to thrive today. Following her graduation from North in 1975, Kathy played basketball in college and served as team captain and leader.  Soon, she was recruited to come back to North and take on the role of Assistant Basketball Coach for the girl's team and with Coach Don Barth, her mentor, friend and former coach, led them to win multiple state championships.  When North opened in Cranberry Township, Kathy continued to volunteer her time at the new school that she loved so dearly until her last breath. In 2017, just before her death, Kathy was voted unanimously into the North Catholic Hall of Fame.  Kathy will long be remembered for her impact on hundreds of lives as a teacher, an assistant basketball coach and female role model for girls in athletics.

To continue Kathy's legacy and mission in life of helping others, a scholarship has been established in her name.  More than $20,000 has already been raised.  The purpose of the Kathy Monti Memorial Scholarship is to provide financial support for a young woman who possesses the same leadership qualities that Kathy demonstrated in her life.   In order to finance this scholarship and celebrate Kathy's life, we hope you can join us by donating HERE to raise the necessary funds.  Or you can send a check made payable to North Catholic with "Kathy Monti Scholarship Fund" in the Memo and mailed to North Catholic High School, 1617 Route 228, Cranberry Township, PA  16066.

  The John Latuilippe Memorial Scholarship
The John Latuilippe Memorial Scholarship has been awarded to Adrian Hightower - NC class of 2020.  The John Latulippe Golf Outing is May 18, 2019 at Green Meadows Golf Course.  Interested in playing?  Contact Les at les@latulippe.org 

  Class of 1959 Scholarship
The NCHS Class of 1959 Scholarship Fund has awarded $4,200 Scholarships for the 2018-19 School Year to the Class of 1959 Scholars, Canaan Branch and Tess Myers.
The Fund has awarded scholarships totaling $55,000 to seven recipients since the inception of the Fund.  Contributions to the Fund can be made at any time and should be sent to the North Catholic Foundation, North Catholic High School, ATTN: Class of 1959 Scholarship Fund, 1617 Route 228, Cranberry Township, PA 16066. If you would like more information about the Fund, please contact Joe Blitzko ( joeyblitz@aol.com ), Dick Halleran ( rhalleran@verizon.net ), or Mike Conroy ( conroy1603@gmail.com ).

  Class of 1965 Legacy Scholarship
The Class of 1965 Legacy Scholarship continues to grow. To date, our classmates have raised over $16,000 in donations and pledges. The Class of 1965 Scholarship Committee is 
proud to announce that  Cameron Branch, NC class 2019, has  once again been awarded a $1,000 scholarship for the coming school year.
Classmates wishing to contribute can contact Walt Quinn (quinn.walter@comcast.net) or Dan Wolovich (dwolovich@comcast.net). We are looking for all of our classmates to step up and help keep our legacy scholarship fund growing. No contribution is too small. Thanks to GENE SCANLON, EDWARD KOSS and BILL GUBANIC  for their recent donations and to BOB COLBERT
his continued monthly donations. If you would like to contribute a small monthly amount, contact Amber Nicotra Morrison   to set it up. 
  Military Alumni
Please visit our  website to see an updated listing of military alumni.   If you or a family member served in our country's military and are not listed, please advise Amber Nicotra Morrison  so that she can add your name to the list. 

Thanks to many of you, our list of alumni who have served in our nation's military services has grown to almost 1,500. We thank all of you who have taken the time to help us with this endeavor. Perhaps you have noticed that recently an asterisk has been added next to name of more than two dozen individuals on the list.  This indicates the individual died while in the military, either Killed in Action or a non-battle death. There may be more alumni who died while serving. If you know of someone that should have the asterisk added next to their name please let us know. We will always appreciate your efforts to help us update this honor roll of our alumni.

Thank you to all of our alumni for their service to our country!
  Planned Giving
Planned giving is a wonderful way to prepare for the day we depart this life and enter into God's kingdom.  By planning ahead, you can provide opportunities to young men and women by supporting North Catholic. Planned giving allows us to help continue the work of Christ and pass on our traditions and Catholic Marianist values.  Gifts can be specified in one's will as either a dollar amount of a stated percentage of one's estate.  A growing number of alumni have taken this step and discovered a great sense of joy and satisfaction that they are helping families.  If you are interested in finding out more, contact Amber Nicotra Morrison in the Development Office at amorrison@northcatholic.org or by calling 412-321-4823, x 529.

For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.  
Luke 12:34


A Reunion Aide

Bob Gierl (class of 1966) has assembled a one hour power point that he used for the 50th reunion that he says, "My thought is any class can cut/paste from this model. The images of the new school are crude walking cell phone images. I am sure there are better ones available."  

Watch the presentation here. Feel free to use it if you so desire.

NC Alumni Reunion

Debbie Bearley (class of 1983) has organized a North Catholic All Class Reunion for the weekend of August 2nd 2019 at the Hotel Conneaut and Conneaut Lake Park. There are rooms blocked off for this this family friendly weekend. Saturday, August 3rd will be a buffet-dinner dance. The cost of the dinner dance has not be set as yet. There is a 20% off room rate for military and the hotel is pet friendly. Call (814) 573-7747 for reservations and mention NC All Class weekend. For more information or questions, contact Debbie at (412) 628-9938 or email her at debbiebearley@gmail.com. 
NC Class of 1959

The class of 1959's 60th reunion will be held on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at the Ranch House in North Park. Mark your calendars. Other details will be provided at a later date. For more information contact Carmen DiGiacomo @ 412-563-1859 or tippfado@verizon.net.

NC Class of 1966   

SAVE THE DATE for the 53rd anniversary of our last day at North - a mini reunion. It's at Giovanni's Bar and Restaurant (formerly Rum Runners) 3385 Babcock Blvd, Pgh 15237. RSVP to John Rainondi (412) 344-9690 jkraimondi48@gmail.com if you are interested.

NC Class of 1969   

SAVE THE DATE Saturday, September 14, 2019 is the date for the 50th reunion. The reunion will be held at North Catholic High School - Cranberry Twp. Additional details are being reviewed and that information will be available soon. If you have questions contact:
Steve Kapetanovich, Paul Mihlfried, Rex Gleeson or Dan Salak (dasa495@yahoo.com.)

NC Class of 1979 

Linda Ziccarelli Hines and Doreen Giovanazzi Yoest are working on planning the 40th reunion.  The 40th reunion is set for October 5th at the Hilton Garden Inn, Cranberry.  The cost and other details are still being discussed.  More information to follow.  You can contact Doreen at Lyoest@carolina.rr.com or Linda at lindahines5@yahoo.com for more details or to send updated information.
NC Class of 1989

Heather Eyerman Erdeljac and some others are working on plans for a 30th reunion. The date is Saturday, November 30, 2019. The reunion will be held at Giovanni's on Babcock Blvd. from 6 to 10. 

NC Class of 2004

Ryan Cronin and some others have organized a 15th reunion. It will be held at Cafe Fifth Avenue, 818 5th Avenue, Pittsburgh 15219 on June 22nd beginning at 5 PM.

NC Class of 2009

Jess Hartman has  begun  to make plans for the 10th reunion. You can contact Jess at jessicahartman090@gmail.com with questions. More information about the reunion to follow.

NC class - 1994

The classes 25th reunion is approaching. If you are interested in planning a reunion and need a class roster or mailing labels, please contact the alumni office.   

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EITC Contributions
Our children are worth it...Our future depends on it!  

Do you have a  business that pays corporate taxes in Pennsylvania?  You could be be eligible to apply for tax credits and help with tuition assistance for families and children wishing to attend Catholic schools, like North Catholic High School.  And another benefit?  There is little or no cost to your company.  The EITC program allows business owners to divert state tax dollars to support our school.  This means the money you are obligated to pay in state taxes can go directly to provide student scholarships and financial aid to help students. 

For more information on how you can help children receive a quality education, please visit this website or call 412-456-3085. The website has everything you need including the state application, answers to frequently asked questions and a calculator to estimate your cost and tax credit.  
Many thanks to our generous EITC contributors:

Donating Made Easy!

For your convenience, online Alumni Dues, Annual Fund and Capital Campaign payment options are available.  Just click any of these links to make a charitable donation to NC today! 




North in the News

School News

North Catholic Recycling Day
The North Catholic National Honors Society is hosting a recycling day for our annual service project. We want to recycle with a purpose and we need your help!   We are collecting various electronics, books, and pet supplies to be donated or recycled by local organizations.

May 18th, 2019 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
North Catholic High School
1617 Route 228 Cranberry Township, PA 16066

Item to be collected:
  •   Gently loved books
  •   Pet itemsold towels, toys, food, food/water bowls
  •    Electronics items see information from Cyber Crunch
Cost for recycling:

Old computers, laptops, and cell phones                FREE
TVs and CRT monitors                                               $35 each 
Small freon appliances                                               $20 each  
Consumer electronics.                                                $10 each
Old hard drives shredded                                           $10 each 

Pre-registration is required by May 16th. Click here to pre-register 

North Catholic Cooking Class
Next year North Catholic will offer a class called The Science of Cooking. The school is in need of cooking supplies. Please consider donating new or gently used cooking equipment (eg pots, pans, mixing bowls, etc) to the school. Items can be dropped off at North. You can contact Megan Benzing at mbenzing@northcatholic.org if you would like to help with the class in some way.

North Catholic Trojan Trot
The Trojan Trot, a 5k run and walk, was a great success. The race was to benefit North Catholic's missionary Outreach and Student Life.

Student News

Students in the introduction to Engineering class show off their model windmill project using recycled material.

Congratulations to the North Catholic Quiz Bowl Team(l-r): Henry Belt, Ryan Formica, and Nick Paulson. They qualified for the Nationals in Washington DC. Ryan also qualified for the individual event of the National History Bee

The robotics team was featured in a story about their winning the robotics championship. Read it here.

Congratulations to Thomas Franco on winning FIRST Robotics Deans List Award at WORLDS in Detroit. 

The anatomy class got some hands on experience when they visited the cadaver Lab at Carlow University.

Some of the senior class attended a recent Pirate-Dodger game. Unfortunately, they did not get to see a Pirate victory. 

NC Drama

Congratulations to the cast and crew of "Anything Goes" on another great success.

North Catholic Sports

Brian Miller has been hired as North Catholic's Athletic Director. He replaces Mike Burrell who left to become AD at Greensburg Salem. Brian is the current AD at  Ambridge.

NC Athletes of the Month

Congratulations to Adrienne Nardone and Jake Swidorsky , student athletes of the month.



               Adrienne  Nardone                                                                   Jake Swidorsky                                            Senior                                                                                        Senior
                         Softball                                                                                     Volleyball

NC Girls Basketball

Congratulations to Tess Meyers who was named to the PG's Fab Five. You can read her profile here.

Tess Meyers and Kaylee Lewandowski were named to the Class 4A all section team.

Tess and Kaylee were also named to the first team 4A All State Team. Dani Short was named to the third team 4A All State Team.

NC Boys Basketball

Congratulations to Issac DeGregorio and Jackson Paschall who were named to Class 3A all section team.

NC Track

At the freshman/sophomore only 2019 Butler Invitational the girls 4x100 relay team of Gia Cerconne, Gabbie Zolkowski, Grace Zolkowski, and Chloe Spotts medaled with a 6th place finish. Anna Spalivieri medaled with a 5th place finish, and Luke Mager medaled with a 6th place finish. Congratulations.

Congratulations  to sophomore Nick Schaure who earned a 4th place in the discuss and also a 3rd place in the Javelin at the freshman/sophomore only 2019 Butler Invitational.

At the TSTCA championships Tyree Brown placed 4th in the triple jump, Sam Mager placed 3rd in the 200 meter and 2nd in the 400 meter

NC Ice Hockey

Congratulations to Carter Schade who was invited to try out for the USA National team. Read his story.

Lily Stumm had the opportunity to play in the USA National Hockey Championship in California. Only 16 - U16 girls teams from across the country were invited to compete at this level.

A group of NC students were part of the Pittsburgh Pens Elite that won the USA Hockey Youth Tier 1 - 16U National Championship.

NC Crew

The Men's JV 4+ and the Men's Novice 4+ both placed 1st and won gold at the Pittsburgh City Championships held at Moraine State Park.

Congratulations to NC men's JV 4+ for their second place finish at the Marietta Invitational.

Thank you to our Scarlet Sponsor of the Trojan Triumph Gala!  Bill Ryan, NC '71 and the Point Spring & Driveshaft Co. Team!

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