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Interact Makes Christmas Merry

Interact made Christmas a little more merry for 25 familes in need. Pajamas, sweaters, baby clothes, mittens, gloves, scarves, toys, and giftcards were collected and delivered to Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Paterson.

Each member of the family was given a clothing outfit, each child received a toy, and household items like sheets, pots and pans, and towels were also given to each family.

Interact members ready the presents. Interact elves at work.

Football Wins State Championship

For the second time in the past three years and fifth time in the past seven years, DePaul Catholic Football has won a section championship. DePaul wasted little time in getting its high-octane offense into gear. De’Mere White scored in the first four minutes of the game after hauling in a Butler pass and spinning out of a tackle for a 9-yard score.

Afful hauls in one of his 10 receptions. Butler's 2Q TD

Butler and senior receiver Tedy Afful (top left), who finished with 203 receiving yards and a touchdown on 10 catches, led the offense the rest of the first half with Afful scoring on a 50-yard strike and Butler sneaking in a 1-yard run at the end of the half (top right) to give the Spartans a 14-point lead at the break.

Offensive stat leaders included Butler, who threw for 363 yards, and Afful, who finished with 203 receiving yards. Junior Joseph Fano (right) led the defense with 10 tackles including a spectacular 4th-and-goal stuff.

In addition to the 27-25 defeat of Mater Dei on December 7th, senior receiver, Tedy Afful, and junior quarterback, Andrew Butler, both broke school records: Tedy Afful '20, Single Season Record for Receiving Yards, 54 catches for 1,349 yards; Andrew Butler '21, Single Season School Record, 2,853 yards, 27 TD passes.

Junior Joseph Fano.

Honors Anatomy Visits the Mütter Museum in Philadelphia

Honors Anatomy

The students in Honors Anatomy traveled to Philadelphia to walk through the current exhibits at the Mütter Museum. Among the exhibits was Going Viral, which examines the intersection of disease and environment through the lens of three major theories of infection. Additional exhibits included Innovations in spinal surgery in which students learned about some of today's most common forms of spinal injury and disease, discovered past medical treatments, and explored how technological leaps by doctors are opening up new frontiers of treatment options.

HIED Spends a Day at LSC


On December 12, the Honors Academy Engineering students traveled to the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City for a day of coding for engineering. The first session introduced the students to Sphero SPRK+. Equipped with Bluetooth SMART takes hands-on learning up a notch with programmable sensors like motor encoders, LED lights, accelerometer, and a gyroscope.

Their task was to program the Sphero to negotiate the rugged, mixed-media Mars landscape and to hit certain checkpoints along the way. The students dug in immediately, drawing high praise from the facilitators of the experience.

In the second session, the students made their own platform game with Construct 3, a powerful tool for teaching general computing skills and programming skills. Construct 3 offers a sophisticated block-based event architecture alongside Javascript programming, making it a perfect tool for beginning programmers.