Benedictine Academy Parent Officers Commissioned

ELIZABETH — The Executive Committee of the Benedictine Academy Parents Association was commissioned at the Elizabeth all-female Catholic college prep school’s “Back to School on Sept. 15. The new officers, elected last spring to serve for the 2011-12 academic year, were commissioned by Academy President Sister Germaine Fritz, OSB. The officers pledged to be loyal to the Parents Association by-laws and accept the responsibility of working for the good of Benedictine Academy.

Pictured are (l-r): Jermaine Sanders and Alexandria Tilghman, Recruitment Committee Co-Chairs; Margarette Sanches, Athletic Committee Chair; Yvonne Badillo and April Stewart, Events/Fundraising Committee Co-Chairs; Mia Yarbough, Recording Secretary; Gerry Dotson, Corresponding Secretary; Sheril Henderson, Treasurer; and Lisa Herrejon, Chair. Standing behind L. Herrejon is Benedictine Academy President Sister Germaine Fritz, OSB. Absent from photo are Shonnette Messiah, Communications Chair, and, Madonna Nwako, BA Parent Association Vice Chair. (Photo courtesy of Benedictine Academy)

The Parents Association is very active at the Academy, sponsoring events and raising funds to help enhance academic programs and student activities. During 2010-11 the Association sponsored a successful Christmas basketball tournament; campus family “Welcome Back Cookout”; and, held several meetings featuring guest speakers focusing on topics of interest to families at the Academy.

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