ELIZABETH — The Executive Committee of the Benedictine Academy (Elizabeth) Parents Association (BAPA), was commissioned at a recent “Back to School Night” held at the all-female Catholic college prep secondary school on Sept. 13. The new officers, elected last spring to serve for the 2012-13 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, Athletic Committee Co-Chair; Lisa Herrejon, Parent Association Chairperson; Alexandria Tilghman, Association Vice-Chair; Diane Scott, Recording Secretary; Catherine Simoes, Treasurer; Yvonne Badillo , Events/Fundraising Committee Co-Chair; Kim Campbell, Corresponding Secretary; Anne Conaty, Recruitment Committee Chair; Margarette Sanches, Athletic Committee Co-Chair; and Sister Germaine Fritz, OSB, President of Benedictine Academy. Absent from photo are Mia Yarbough, Events/Fundraising Committee Co-Chair and Shonnette Messiah, Communications Committee Co-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 2011-12,the Association sponsored a successful Christmas basketball tournament; campus family “Welcome Back Cookout”; pasta supper; and, held several meetings featuring guest speakers focusing on topics of interest to families at the Academy.