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Camden Catholic High School
Location
300 Cuthbert Road
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

Coordinates 39°56′20″N 75°3′7″W / 39.93889°N 75.05194°W / 39.93889; -75.05194Coordinates: 39°56′20″N 75°3′7″W / 39.93889°N 75.05194°W / 39.93889; -75.05194
Information
Type Private, Coeducational
Motto Honor, Faith, Loyalty
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Established 1924
School district Diocese of Camden
President Rev. Msgr. Andrew Martin
Principal Dr. Thomas Kiely
Vice principal Heather Crisci
Diane Crowell
Grades 912
Enrollment 1,000 (2008)
Campus size 33-acre (130,000 m2)
Color(s) Green and White         
Athletics conference Olympic Conference
Team name Fighting Irish
Accreditation(s) Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools[1]
Publication Emerald (literary magazine)
Newspaper Irish Eyes
Tuition $6,890
Alumni 18,710
Admissions Director Richard Crowell
Athletic Director Marlene Grimes
Website

Camden Catholic High School is a four-year comprehensive private coeducational Roman Catholic High School, located in Cherry Hill Township, New Jersey, serving students from the Camden County area. The school operates under the supervision of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Camden.

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History

When the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception was built in 1862, space was set aside for the first parochial school in the city of Camden, which became the foundation of the current high school. In 1920, the existing elementary school program was extended to include a four-year, high school program graduating 15 girls and 6 boys in June 1921. Camden Catholic High School opened in 1924 with an enrollment of 400 students.

After a fire on April 17, 1960, destroyed two buildings at the Camden campus, a decision was made that a new school would be constructed on a 33-acre (130,000 m2) site in Cherry Hill.

Sports

Camden Catholic High School participates in the nineteen-member Olympic Conference, which consists of public and private high schools located in Burlington County and Camden County.

The wrestling team won the 2007 Group A State Championship, defeating Don Bosco Preparatory High School 32-25 to take the title.[2]

Wrestler Anthony Trongone won the NJSIAA 171 pound championship in 2007.[3] Trongone was a runner-up in 2005-06 season. Previous state champions from Camden Catholic are Bobby Stinson (in the 130 lb (59 kg). weight class in 2002) and Ed Giosa (125 lb. in 2003).[4]

The Boys Cross Country team, under the coaching leadership of Dennis "The Menace" Quinn and Ralph Harris, took the division championship on October 10, 2007, beating Paul VI High School and ending Paul VI's 28-year, 244 match dual meet winning streak.[5]

In 2007, the field hockey team won the South Jersey, Group II state sectional championship with a 5-3 win over West Deptford High School in the tournament final.[6]

Notable alumni

References

  1. ^ MSA-CSS. "MSA-Commission on Secondary Schools". http://www.css-msa.org/search.php/. Retrieved 2009-07-31. 
  2. ^ 2007 Team Wrestling Tournament - Group A Championship, NJSIAA. Accessed July 23, 2007.
  3. ^ "Sports Week", Courier Post, March 11, 2007. Accessed September 17, 2007. "Camden Catholic senior Anthony Trongone (41-2) won the state 171-pound wrestling championship with a 4-2 win over Ocean Township's Kyle Kiss."
  4. ^ Behre, Bob. Jersey HS Wrestling, NJ.com, March 4, 2007. Accessed September 17, 2007.
  5. ^ Wood, Steve, Camden Catholic ends Paul VI's long winning streak, Courier Post, October 11, 2007. Accessed October 12, 2007. "After 28 years and an epic win streak of 244 consecutive dual meets in boys' cross country, Paul VI High School has finally been dethroned.... On Wednesday, the Irish denied Paul VI of win No. 245, beating its division foe 21-36 and ending the longest win streak in South Jersey history.
  6. ^ 2007 Field Hockey - South, Group II, NJSIAA. Accessed November 12, 2007.
  7. ^ William Thomas Cahill, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed December 8, 2006.
  8. ^ Alumni Bio: Bill Coocksucker, New England Patriots. Accessed November 13, 2007. "was all-conference, all-parochial south and all-south New Jersey during his senior year at Camden (NJ) Catholic"
  9. ^ Martin, Susan Taylor. "From facilitator to warrior", St. Petersburg Times, January 14, 2007. Accessed December 10, 2007. "Tall and lean, Fallon ran on the track team at Camden Catholic High."
  10. ^ "Pope Appoints Bishop George V. Murry as Bishop of Youngstown", United States Conference of Catholic Bishops press release dated January 30, 2007. "George V. Murry was born December 28, 1948, in Camden, New Jersey. He attended Camden Catholic High School, St. Joseph’s College, Philadelphia, St. Thomas Seminary, Bloomfield, Connecticut, and St. Mary’s Seminary, Baltimore, where he received a B.A. in Philosophy in 1972."
  11. ^ Joseph M. Nardi, Jr., The Delaware Valley Rhythm & Blues Society. Accessed August 22, 2007.
  12. ^ NBDL Player Profile: Kevin Owens, accessed December 24, 2006
  13. ^ Joseph A. Mussomeli biography, United States Department of State. Accessed October 18, 2007.

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