Good News For St. Helen Eighth Graders

Students at St. Helen School
(front row) Nina Schulz, Daniel Takacs, and Molly Goergen
(back row) Connor Miken, Anna Pallante, and Billy Martin

St. Helen School in Newbury Township received the results of the Developmental Aptitude Test (DAT) that sixteen of their eighth graders took at Notre Dame Cathedral Latin this past November. Ten of the sixteen St. Helen students who were tested scored in the 90th percentile or above. These ten were among 300 students across Lake, Geauga, and other counties who took the test in order to qualify for four-year academic and leadership based scholarships at NDCL.

Students scoring in the top ten overall are Distinguished Scholars, while those students scoring in the top 10 percent qualify for the Leadership Impact Award. St. Helen School had three Distinguished Scholars. Molly Goergen and Daniel Takacs were at the top, scoring in the 99th percentile. Both Molly and Daniel have attended St. Helen School since preschool. Nina Schulz scored in the 98th percentile, qualifying with Molly and Daniel for $4,000.00 per year at NDCL. Billy Martin, Anna Pallante, and Connor Miken scored between the 97th and 96th percentiles and qualified for the Leadership Impact Award and $2,500.00 per year at NDCL.

St. Helen School attributes the success of their students to a solid curriculum and a faith based message which motivates students to reach their full potential. Students, parents, and teachers work together to give students the opportunity to reach for the stars and strive to do their best. The faculty and staff of St. Helen School believe that “with God all things are possible” and that diligent, hard work pays in high dividends.

Contact Sister Christin Alfieri, principal of St. Helen School, at 440-564-7125 for more information regarding St. Helen School and for an opportunity to see our classrooms in action.

Sister Christin Alfieri
Author: Sister Christin Alfieri

Sister Christin Alfieri is a Sister of Notre Dame from Chardon, Ohio. She has been a Sister for 40 years and an educator for 38 years serving five schools in the Diocese of Cleveland. Presently, Sister Christin is the principal of St. Helen Catholic School in Newbury, Township. She is passionate about educating children preschool through grade eight with an outstanding faculty and staff. St. Helen School is known for being a faith filled school environment with excellent academic preparation for high school. Sister Christin also enjoys music, the arts, animals, and a special love for cats.