ELIZABETH—The Executive Committee of the Benedictine Academy Parents Association was commissioned at a recent “Back to School Night” held at the all-female Catholic college prep secondary school on Sept. 22.
The new officers, elected last spring to serve for the 2009-10 academic year, were commissioned by Academy President Sister Germaine Fritz, OSB.
Pictured are (l-r): Art Abbondante of Union, Chairperson; Emmett Lewis of Hillside, First Vice Chair; John Onacki of Roselle, Second Vice Chair; Sheril Henderson of Newark, Treasurer; Diane Abbondante of Union, Recording Secretary; and Gerry Dotson of East Orange, Corresponding Secretary.
The Parents Association is very active at the Academy, sponsoring events and raising funds to help enhance academic programs and student activities.
During 2008-09 the Association sponsored a successful Christmas basketball tournament; campus family welcome back cookout; and, several meetings featuring guest speakers focusing on topics of interest to families at the academy.
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