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juniorhigh-webGloucester Catholic Junior High students (left) officially began classes in their new home when they opened up the new Saint Mary’s Building during Orientation Day on Wednesday, Sept. 5. Seventh and eighth grade students participated in a busy morning of activities in the refurbished grammar school, which replaced GC’s now-closed annex facility. The junior high students were later treated to a picnic at nearby Tavistock Hills Swim Club. The new Saint Mary’s Building also houses Gloucester Catholic’s ninth grade students and has 12 classrooms along with administrative offices, a new conference center, a computer lab, and a football weight facility.

Sacred Heart High School’s head of school, Dr. Albert Monillas, announced that Kimberly Sansalone has been named a Commended Student in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program. About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Commended Students placed among the top 5 percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2013 competition by taking the 2011 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).