Benedictine Academy Holds “Welcome Back Cookout”

ELIZABETH — The Benedictine Academy Parents Association (BAPA) held a “Welcome Back Cookout” at the school in Elizabeth on Saturday, Sept. 28. 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. Students from the all-female Catholic college prep high school helped with entertainment for children who attended. All had a great time.


Benedictine Academy parents (L-R) John Pernas, Bill Garrity, Willie Crumity and Rashan Mayse helped at the grill during Benedictine Academy’s “Welcome Back Cookout” held Saturday, September 28. The school parents cooked hundreds of burgers and hot dogs for the large crowd that attended the annual event.


Student Council officers entertained young children at the Benedictine Academy “Welcome Back Cookout” on Saturday, September 28. All ages apparently enjoyed themselves! Pictured playing with hula hoops are Benedictine Academy senior Ramira Mayse; Gaby Depaula, age 6; Academy senior Kiana Wilson-Carter; and Dylan Stokes, age 3.The Cookout is sponsored annually by the Academy’s Parent Association.


It took a few tries for Benedictine Academy twelfth grader Ramira Mayse to get the dynamics of how to play with a “Slinky” across to 3-year-old Dylan Stokes. She did succeed


Cheryl Payne (right), a parent at Benedictine Academy in Elizabeth, lent her artistic talents to the school’s annual “Welcome Back Cookout” on Saturday, September 28. All smiles is Erika Richardson of Roselle (left), one of many who attended the event, which is held each year to welcome new families and celebrate the start of the new academic year for all. (Photos courtesy of Benedictine Academy)


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