Names & Numbers: Catholic schools in the news

By Catholic Review Staff

In honor of National Catholic Schools Week, observed Jan. 31-Feb. 6, this edition of Names and Numbers celebrates Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Baltimore.


Number of students served in the archdiocese 48 elementary/middle schools and 20 high schools located in the City of Baltimore and eight counties.


Distance in air miles from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport to Honolulu International Airport. The varsity basketball team at Mount St. Joseph High School, an all-boys institution in Baltimore, made that journey in late December to participate in the Iolani Classic Basketball Tournament. Coach Pat Clatchey’s Gaels, who are ranked No. 1 in the Baltimore area, went 3-1. Junior Nigel Jackson, who plays power forward, said the trip “really gave us the opportunity to bond more as brothers. We have much more of a relationship on and off the court now.”


Year of graduation for past St. Margaret School students who attended their 50th reunion on Dec. 5, 2015. Class members joined friends and family for a Mass and gathering at the Bel Air parish.


Points, on average, by which Catholic high school students exceed the national average on the SAT, according to a press release from the Archdiocese of Baltimore, which celebrates Catholic Schools Week Jan. 31 to Feb. 6.


Corporal and spiritual works of mercy studied and practiced by students at St. John’s Catholic Prep in Buckeystown. From visiting residents in the Alzheimer wings at Buckingham’s Choice retirement community (visit the sick) to training to serve at funeral receptions (comfort the sorrowful), the students have been living these fundamentals of Catholic teaching as the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy gets underway.


Graduates of Loyola Blakefield who will be inducted into its Athletics Hall of Fame April 9. The honorees, with graduating class and sports, are: Marion J. Balcerzak ‘51 (football, baseball); Alex Cummings ‘60 (basketball, tennis); Corky Hartzell ‘61 (football); James Q. Ball ‘65 (golf); Paul Feeley ‘71 (basketball); Henry Hooper ‘72 (football, wrestling, lacrosse); John Patzschke ‘73 (swimming)’ Jim Buczek ‘88 (football, lacrosse); Blake Holden ‘90 (cross country, wrestling, lacrosse); Keith Schertle (water polo and swimming coach).

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