O'Connell Tradition Brings Students Together

THOUGHTS FROM OUR HEAD OF SCHOOL, JOSEPH VORBACH:

Last week, Catholic Schools Week, was a broad celebration of Catholic Schools around the country. This week ended today with a moment that highlights the unique Catholic identity and spirit of Bishop O'Connell High School -- the Superdance Assembly.

Today's assembly kicked off a month of preparation for the 43rd annual Superdance on March 10th. This unique assembly is a blend of spirit, entertainment, education about cystic fibrosis and the pursuit of a cure, and practical information for students to help them be part of an endeavor we hope will raise $150,000 or more to support research to find a cure for cystic fibrosis. Mrs. Connolly and Mrs. Cerniglia teamed up to provide the assembly with some historical perspective both about why we have a Superdance and what we do to make it successful. Their remarks were followed by those of Bridget O'Donnell Bean, an alum and past parent who endured the loss of four siblings to the disease in the 1970s. The O'Donnell family is the inspiration for our Superdance and Bridget, with great grace and passion, challenged our students to keep up the effort for this year's dance.

There is no question it is a monstrous undertaking, one full of great opportunities for students to exercise leadership. Please take a look at our website (www.bishopoconnell.org/superdance) to learn more about Superdance and encourage your sons and daughters to look for ways they can be as involved as possible in the success of this event.
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