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  • Petitioned STOP CLOSING CATHOLIC SCHOOLS!

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STOP CLOSING CATHOLIC SCHOOLS!

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    1. elizabeth  riordan
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      elizabeth riordan

      vineland, NJ

On Friday,January 20, 2012, two days before midterms, Sacred Heart High School in Vineland, New Jersey was abruptly informed that we will close at the end of this school year.The students of Sacred Heart had two things on their mind that day: Midterms, and Snowball.We were called down to the gym in the middle of the day and waited for 15 minutes in pure anxiety. First to speak to the group of waiting students was our loved principal Mrs. Diana Tucker, she told us that Msgr. Burton was about to deliver bad news. Msgr. walked to the center of the basketball court, where many memories took place; including a 12-0 record for the girls basketball team this season. He pulled out a binder and read a statement given to the school from Bishop Galante. Tears quickly filled everyone's eyes as we were informed that our family would be split apart due to the closing of Sacred Heart and two other sister schools. 80 years of many family generations are now ending,completely for financial reasons.Sacred Heart High School is the only Catholic high school in all of Cumberland County located in Vineland-the largest city in New Jersey. We feel that closing this school not only splits apart a community but adds more stress to the parents who now need to drive at least forty minutes to the nearest Catholic high school or send their children to a less advanced school.

 

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    • Pete Crovo VINELAND, NJ
      • over 2 years ago

      Let me see if I have this right. the church has spent Millions to protecting Priests it should not have and now it has to close Schools (_other reasons also-) and wont allow Priests to marry, it will keep some grade Schools open with no High School to go to I am sure Vineland High will be sendings students to the Seminary

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    • Diane Ploch VINELAN D, NJ
      • over 2 years ago

      to support friends and alumni and those also supporting Notre Dame family

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    • Jeffry Smith BRUNSWICK, GA
      • over 2 years ago

      Class of 1975, I owe a big part of my success to this school.

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    • Elizabeth Irby PENSACOLA, UNITED STATES
      • over 2 years ago

      I went to this high school and received a wonderful education. Other young people should be given the opportunity to have the same. This is the only Catholic High School in the area and offers the highest standards in education. The Bishop needs to be given his walking papers. Shame Shame. He has no backbone!

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    • regina ayars VINELAND, NJ
      • over 2 years ago

      Catholic schools groom our children into well behaved and well educated adults much more than public schools. It is a shame for another school to close. The children are losing.

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