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Posted on Tuesday, March 13, 2018
"Nine famous fictional residents of the Hill District plus two more met on the Point Park University stage Monday night, dramatizing the words created for them by that great playwright, August Wilson." Mya L, '18, brought home the first place title in the August Wilson Monologue Competition as well as a $20,000 scholarship to Point Park University, a $500 cash prize and the chance to represent Pittsburgh a the national finals on Broadway in May. To read more about the competition and Mya's... Read More
Posted by Justin Calderone on Thursday, March 8, 2018
Nazareth Prep student Sean is exceeding expectations at FedEx headquarters in Moon, PA. Sean is part of the Operations Technology Department at FedEx. He has been assisting with software and hardware testing of the Trailer Load Analytics (TLA) solution.  The solution combines images with trailer loading metrics and displays the information on a user dashboard.  Sean completed QA on software enhancements prior to release, looking for any bugs within the program.  Sean also looked through images... Read More
Posted by Justin Calderone on Monday, March 5, 2018
Nazareth Prep student Paul is learning engineering skills at Hussey Copper, the world’s largest and most expert producer of electrical copper bar.  Paul expressed a desire to learn about the engineering industry, so Hussey Copper was a natural fit. At his internship, Paul is working on plans involving new workspaces for Hussey processes. Paul has the responsibility of figuring out which building hardware is necessary (quantity and product) and ordering the materials.  "Paul's work ethic and... Read More
Posted by Justin Calderone on Monday, March 5, 2018
Ieshia '19 "I am really impressed with Ieshia.  I can give her an assignment and she completes it accurately and does not need much supervision.  She picks up computer assignments quickly and communicates well with staff." - Highmark Amaiis '18, "Amaiis came in this week and hit the ground running.  He completed a project that I had given him a few weeks ago and is ready to begin a new one next week."  - PNC Bank Hayden '19 "Hayden is performing at a high level with respect to project work... Read More
Posted by Justin Calderone on Monday, February 26, 2018
Financial investment firm Hefren-Tillotson is investing their time into Nazareth Prep student Jade, and their investment is showing big returns.  Jade works as an intern within the Investment Advisory Reporting Team at Hefren-Tillotson.  Her role is as an administrative support worker.  Jade enters clients’ contract information into the Hefren-Tillotson database.  Jade's work requires a degree of security responsibility, which she gladly accepts. "Jade follows instructions well and asks good... Read More
Posted by Justin Calderone on Thursday, February 22, 2018
February 22, 2018 was a busy day at Nazareth Prep. Classes were suspended for the day to allow NCCP students to present their trimester two exhibition projects. NCCP faculty, staff, students and the surrounding community participated in the event. The early morning session saw the underclassmen demonstrating their knowledge of the Shakespeare classic Macbeth. Students developed multimedia projects as well as traditional visual and oral presentations to show what they had learned while... Read More
Posted by Justin Calderone on Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Nazareth Prep students Riyan and Baubi are reaping the benefits of the Investing Now program, which is run by The University of Pittsburgh. The program is celebrating its 30th year as a college preparatory program that recognizes and supports high academic performance from secondary students that are historically unrepresented in STEM careers. The purpose of the program is to prepare students for post-secondary STEM classes and careers.  Roughly 175 students participate in the program every... Read More
Posted by Justin Calderone on Wednesday, February 14, 2018
On Monday February 12th Bishop David Zubick visited Nazareth Prep. The Bishop celebrated mass at the campus chapel with the NCCP staff and students. His sermon focused on the importance of maintaining Christian faith and values in the face of public opposition.  After mass, the Bishop toured the school and visited several classrooms. He was very impressed with the innovative atmosphere of the classrooms as well as student engagement.  The visit ended with Bishop Zubick meeting with NCCP... Read More
Posted by Justin Calderone on Friday, February 9, 2018
Nazareth Prep students are hard at work developing their artistic side.  Every Friday morning, a group of NCCP students get in touch with their artistic talents at Manchester Craftsman's Guild. The Guild is a non-profit center that offers instructor driven training in several creative disciplines, including: ceramics, painting, music and digital art.  "The ceramics class is my favorite" said NCCP freshman Katie "It really helps to develop my creativity, and I've become more patient because of... Read More
Posted by Justin Calderone on Friday, February 9, 2018
Mockups is fast-paced, design thinking card game created to help build rapid prototypes and solve even the most difficult challenge. Ms. Jennifer Lanas and her students are playtesting the card game for the College of Education at West Liberty University, a college in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia. Earlier this year, Lanas facilitated a series of maker-ed workshops for pre-service teachers in the University’s Center for Arts Education. Her work at West Liberty focuses on utilizing... Read More