Forget about the Eagles, let's hear it for the Knights! Merchantville School's girls' basketball team soundly beat the Cavaliers form Somerdale Park School, 62-36 on Wednesday, 2/14, and now advance to the finals in their league playoff run against Berlin this Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at the Bishop Eustace gymnasium. Two weeks ago the girls basketball honored 8th graders Madison and Caroline at halftime during the last game of the regular season tonight. Good luck to the team and continue to make us proud uKNIGHTed - they've got the Borough behind them!
Know a neighbor who could use a little LOVE? As part of our MLK Day of Service activities, students at Merchantville Elementary School will be making Valentines for homebound Merchantville residents (to be delivered closer to Valentine's Day). Do you have a Merchantville friend or family member whose day could be brightened or be made special by one of these valentines? Please follow this link to complete our google form to sign them up for a valentine delivery. Merchantville addresses only, please.
Sister Maria Armida Fabela, MDPVM, 75, of Kingsville, Texas, passed away February 13th. She served in Catholic education in the Diocese of Camden for more than 20 years, including Saint Peter School, Merchantville. She was born on November 16, 1946, in Los Angeles, California, to Hector M. and Enriqueta Fabela. She was a member of Missionary Daughters of Pure Virgin Mary for 56 years and a former principal and teacher. She was a graduate from Texas A&M University, earning a master of administration degree. In 2015, Sr. Armida penned an article in the Star Herald about her choice to make the religious life her vocation. In the Diocese of Camden, a Mass for Sister Armida will be celebrated 7 p.m. on March 24th at the Parish of All Saints, Millville, NJ.
On Friday, May 13th, Merchantville School celebrated the life of Alijah Floyd-Brown by dedicating a playground in his memory. Alijah, was a third grader at Merchantville School diagnosed with diffused midline glioma - a malignant inoperable brain tumor. Alijah underwent three brain surgeries, completed his radiation and started chemotherapy before losing his battle with cancer. This playground will bring joy to many students just as Alijah brought joy to everyone he met.