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School Days 4.22.15


By Herald Staff

Bishop McHugh
The classic musical comedy Bye Bye Birdie will be presented at Bishop McHugh Regional Catholic School, 2221 Route 9 North, Court House, May 7 through May 9, 2015. Theatregoers will have an opportunity to choose from a dinner theatre experience, an evening performance and a matinee.
Bye Bye Birdie was a story inspired by the Army draft notice for superstar Elvis Presley. The show follows Ohio teenager Kim McAfee, the fan chosen to get one last kiss from rock star Conrad Birdie as he leaves for deployment. The original production was a Tony Award winner on Broadway, and inspired a film version starring Dick Van Dyke and Ann-Margret.
The show features students in grades 5 to 8 who reside mostly throughout Cape May County:
Cape May Court House: Samantha Andress, Gianna Balestiere, Caitlyn Beaulieu, Jacob James, Kieron Kelly, Michael Klein, Joelle Osborne, Alanna Warf
Egg Harbor Twp.: Matthew Kemenosh
N. Cape May: Carina Filemyr, Nick Filemyr
Ocean View: Justin Klemick, Shane Klemick, Maggie McMahon, Rachael Stackhouse
Sea Isle City: Frankie Edwardi, Grace Gehman, Delaney Larkin, Emily Pasceri
Seaville: Samantha Marks
Strathmere: John Pond, Matthew Pond
Woodbine: Gemma Ciabatoni Cassidy Hendee
The dinner theatre performance, which includes a full meal, is on May 7 at 6 p.m. and costs $20 per ticket. Performances also are on May 8 at 7 p.m. and May 9 at 12 noon, and cost $15 per ticket. There will be a special Alumni Night for returning Bishop McHugh students on Friday, May 8. Tickets may be purchased in advance by calling the school at (609) 624-1900.
Bishop McHugh Regional Catholic School is a PreK-8 regional school in Cape May County with a student-centered curriculum grounded in the Gospel values. For more information, visit The community is invited to “Like” Bishop McHugh on Facebook at and follow Principal McGuire on Twitter at @BMRCSPrincipal.Cape May Tech
Recently, students from Cape May Tech’s Finance Academy/Business Services program of study visited the Delaware Technical Community College to participate in a preliminary round of the University of Delaware’s Diamond Challenge Business Concept competition.
Two teams presented their respective original business concepts. Both teams were selected from among 14 teams by the judges to move on to the final round on April 30th at the University of Delaware’s Horn School of Entrepreneurship. Teams received a $500 cash prize.
The Diamond Challenge is a real world business concept competition sponsored by the University of Delaware’s Horn School of Entrepreneurship. Participating students work in teams of two to four. Phase One is the team’s preparation and submission of a written concept for a business or social enterprise. Phase Two is the preparation and delivery of a five-minute pitch in front of a panel of judges at a preliminary round of competition. Presenters also respond to a two-minute round of questions from the judges in regard to aspects of the presented business concept. The panel of judges is comprised of entrepreneurs and business executives who evaluate the written submissions, pitches and responses to questions.
The final round cash prize is awarded and shared by the team with first place receiving $7,500, second place receiving $5,000, and third place receiving $2,500. In addition, the team winning the Social Impact prize also receives $2,500.
The Social Impact prize is awarded to the team whose business concept promises to improve the social and economic wellbeing of people and their communities. Along with the cash prizes awarded to the winning team members, the school and sponsoring teacher will receive a contribution to fund entrepreneurial education initiatives. Edward Leszczynski is the instructor for the Finance Academy/Business Services program of study. For additional information on the Diamond Challenge, visit

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