PHOTOS: 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. 29. Many new and returning school families and friends attended and enjoyed a great afternoon, complemented by plenty of burgers, hot dogs, corn, plus delicious homemade entrees, salads and desserts prepared for the event. A tuition raffle and a gift basket raffle were held. Students from the all-female Catholic college prep high school supervised entertainment for children who attended.

Benedictine Academy parents (L-R) Catherine Simoes of Union, Maria Carvalho of Newark and Maria Garcia of Roselle helped in the kitchen during Benedictine Academy’s “Welcome Back Cookout” held Saturday, Sept. 29. Many attended the event, which is held each year to welcome new families and celebrate the start of the new academic year for all.

(L-R) Harry Daniels of Union, Joao Roque of Newark, John Pernas of Hillside, William Garrity of Newark, and Martha Devia of Elizabeth enjoyed the afternoon at Benedictine Academy’s annual “Welcome Back Cookout” held Saturday, Sept. 29. The school parents manned the grill for a few hours, cooking hundreds of burgers and hot dogs for the large crowd that attended the annual event.

The Palma family of Union, along with several of the Benedictine Sisters of Elizabeth, appreciated the camaraderie and homemade treats offered at Benedictine Academy’s annual “Welcome Back Cookout” on Sept. 29. Pictured at table (clockwise, L-R) are: Sister Mariette Bernier, OSB; Sister Ursula Butler, OSB; Mr. Kleber Palma; Elizabeth Palma, a ninth grader at the Academy; Mrs. Elaine Palma; Nina Palma, age 8; and Sister Sharon McHugh, OSB, Prioress of the Benedictine Sisters of Elizabeth. The event was sponsored by the Academy’s Parents Association.

(L-R) Luisa Rodrigues of Elizabeth, Business Manager at Benedictine Academy in Elizabeth, and Sister Lauren Trinh, OSB, sample some of the superb dishes available at the school’s “Welcome Back Cookout” held in late September. Lasagna, Spanish Rice with seafood, various tossed salads, burgers, hot dogs and chicken, were only some of the many foods prepared for the event, plus amazing desserts.

Isabel and Nelson Thompson of Union (first and second on left) had a great time at the Benedictine Academy “Welcome Back Cookout” on Saturday, Sept. 29. They are pictured with Academy Principal, Kenneth Jennings, and his daughter, Alyssa. The Nelson’s daughter, Karen, is a freshman at the all-female Catholic college prep high school. The cookout is sponsored annually by the Academy’s Parent Association to welcome all families at the start of the new school year.

 (Photos courtesy of Benedictine Academy)

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