Student Ambassadors Host Annual Grammar School Competition
Posted on 11/06/2018
On November 5, 2018 the 20th Annual Bishop Ahr High School Grammar School Competition took place. The event was held at Bishop Ahr, a school where students have “Infinite Possibilities” to develop their academic, athletic, spiritual, creative, and social potential.

Eleven grammar schools from the Diocese of Metuchen came together to be challenged by various scholastic and athletic competitions. The competition was organized by Campus Minister Sr. Cynthia Babyak, Athletic Director Mr. Michael Wolfthal, Associate Principal Mr. Harry Ziegler, Assistant Campus Minister Mr. John Roche and many BGA faculty, staff, and Student Ambassadors who volunteered their time to assist with the activities.

To begin the competition program, the group was led in prayer by Sister Cynthia and the Marching Band played the Star-Spangled Banner. The grammar school students, teachers, and parents were treated to some musical numbers performed by the Marching Band and saw the Color Guard routine. The BGA varsity cheerleaders performed a spirited cheer with lots of gymnastics.

The competition itself consisted of six individual contents: a STEM project that was constructed in the Makerspace; a problem-solving activity; a dramatic arts project; athletic activities, a Forensic Science challenge and a Spelling Bee. All of the students who competed did a great job representing their schools!

The eleven schools participating were Assumption Catholic School, Holy Savior Academy, Immaculate Conception School, St. Ambrose School, St. Bartholomew School, St. Helena School, St. James School, St. John Vianney School, St. Joseph School, St. Matthew School, and St. Matthias School. Each grammar School in attendance had a total of 21 participants on their team.

“Every school had such great spirit! It was a pleasure having them come to BGA. We look forward to hosting this event again next year,” said Sister Cynthia Babyak.

Each event of the competition had three team winners. There was also 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place overall school winners. It was a very tight competition with some multiple winners for 2nd and 3rd place.  The overall school team winners were: 1st Place –St. Matthias School; 2nd Place – St. Matthew, Immaculate Conception School, St. Bartholomew, and St. John Vianney; 3rd Place – Holy Savior Academy, and St. James.

You can view photos from the event on our Flickr page!