Benedictine Academy Holds “Welcome Back Cookout”

ELIZABETH — The Benedictine Academy Parents Association held a “Welcome Back Cookout” at the school in Elizabeth on Saturday, Sept. 18.

Many new and returning school families and friends attended and enjoyed a great afternoon, complemented by plenty of burgers, hot dogs, corn, plus homemade entrees, salads and desserts prepared for the event. A tuition raffle and a gift basket raffle were held. Students at the Academy supervised entertainment for children who attended.


Benedictine Academy Parents Association officer Yvonne Badillo of Hillside (foreground, left), serves other parents and family members at the school’s “Welcome Back Cookout” held Saturday, September 18 at the school. Favorite family recipes were a hit. Many attended the event, which is held each year to welcome new families and celebrate the start of the new academic year for all.

Oscar de Pena of Union (right), whose daughter Alexandra attends Benedictine Academy in Elizabeth, serves student Ashanti Sharp (center) and her mother, Yolanda Grissom, both of Orange, at the school’s “Welcome Back Cookout” on September 18. The event was sponsored by the Academy’s Parents Association.

A few hours at the grill on a beautiful fall day passed quickly for Martha Devia of Elizabeth, a school parent helping out at Benedictine Academy’s annual “Welcome Back Cookout” held September 18. Devia and other parents cooked many burgers and hot dogs for the large crowd that attended the Benedictine Academy Parents Association annual event.

Benedictine Academy students (l-r) Samantha Herrejon of Union, Kelly Amorim of Newark and Megan Hely of Union, enjoyed the “Welcome Back Cookout”.

A $500 tuition raffle was held at the Benedictine Academy “Welcome Back Cookout” on September 18. The winner was school parent Mia Yarbough of Newark (far right). Standing with her are, (l-r): Benedictine Academy Parent Association officers Yvonne Badillo of Hillside, Lisa Herrejon of Union, and, Academy President Sister Germaine Fritz, OSB.

All photos courtesy of Benedictine Academy

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