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Spring Musical
Sponsors: Marta Zak and Laura Yoerg

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The Quigley Catholic High School musical is a much anticipated event that includes over seventy students each year.  Through this experience, students learn a lot about themselves as they explore characters, situations and story lines from some of the most beloved musicals in the Broadway repertoire. Quigley Catholic High School participates in the Henry Mancini Musical Theatre Awards program, and has been honored with many nominations, awards and scholarships in the past 10 years. In 2011, graduating senior and “Henry” winner John Michael Taormina won the opportunity to represent Beaver County at the National High School Musical Theatre awards in New York City.  Auditions for the musical are held in October, and the musical is performed in April.
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Forensics and Mock Trial
Sponsor: Mr. Timothy Waxenfelter

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The art of Public Speaking thrives at Quigley Catholic High School through its renowned Forensics and Mock Trial teams. Mr. Waxenfelter is a Triple Diamond member of the National Forensics League. The Mock Trial Team has won six Pennsylvania State Championships. The Forensics Team sends individuals to the state and national tournaments yearly.
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Junior Academy of Science

Sponsor: Mrs. Jan Bonislawsky

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The Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science is a state-wide organization which encourages scientific research for students in grades 7 through 12. The students choose a topic of interest in any field of science and then design a scientific experiment to support or refute their hypothesis. The students must follow strict guidelines utilizing the scientific method. The design and experiment is conducted over a period of months often beginning in the summer and extending into the fall semester of the school year. Students must prepare an oral report of their findings and do a presentation before a panel of judges from the scientific community. Students involved in PJAS participate in a regional competition at Slippery Rock University in the spring. Any student who wins a first place award at the regional competition then has the opportunity to advance to the State Competition which is held at Penn State University at State College, PA. There are approximately 500 students at the regional competitions and then approximately 3000 students state-wide who advance to the State Competition at Penn State. Quigley has participated in PJAS for over 20 years. Students interested in being involved in PJAS should contact Mrs. Bonislawsky as soon as possible at the beginning of the school year.
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National Honor Society
Sponsor: Mr. George Lion

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The local chapter of the National Honor Society is an organization designed to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, and to develop character in the students of Quigley Catholic High School. The school principal oversees the operation of the NHS while the moderator is responsible for the day-to-day supervision of the chapter. Membership in this local chapter is both an honor and a responsibility bestowed upon a student. Selection for membership is by a Faculty Council and is based on outstanding scholarship, character, leadership, and service. Once elected, members have the responsibility to continue to demonstrate these qualities. Members are elected in the second semester of their junior year.
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Newspaper
Sponsor: Mr. Michael Palcsey

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The “Q Review” is a student-run newspaper that publishes once a month.  Mr. Palcsey organizes a staff at the beginning of each school year appointing student editors, writers, and contributors.  The news editors assign articles to writers, the writers compose articles to report on various school events and activities, then the managing editors edit the articles and place them on the page for publication.  This is a great activity to hone writing skills and get involved at Quigley.
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Art Club

Sponsor: Mrs. Karen O’Bryan

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Resident artist/instructor Mrs. O’Bryan is one of only a few art teachers in the area who is a “working” artist. The College in High School Ceramics program, in conjunction with La Roche College, offers students a unique opportunity to participate in the traditional ceramic Pueblo and Raku firing process.
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Prom Committee
Sponsor: Junior Class Moderators

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The prom committee is responsible for organizing and running the junior/senior prom.
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Italian Club

Sponsor: Ms. Tressa Dorman

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Ciao a tutti!  The Italian club meets twice a month to explore the Italian culture.  Students experience culture through music, art, games, idiomatic expressions, movies, and of course, food!  Some highlights of the year are making homemade pizzelles, making espresso, and going to the opera in Pittsburgh.
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Student Council
Sponsors: Mr. Robert M
cLane and Ms. Katharine Coley
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Each class grade is represented with an elected president, vice-president, treasurer, and secretary.  The senior class officers are the executive board of the Student Council.
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Respect Life Club
Sponsors: The Religion Department

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Meetings include time for prayer, learning, discussion, and action. The Respect Life Club has raised money to host two all-school assembly presentations by pro-life speakers. The Respect Life Club members promote the March for Life among the student body.
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Student Ambassadors

Sponsor: Mrs. Rita McCormick

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The program is for students who are dedicated to serving and representing Quigley Catholic High School. Students wishing to represent Quigley Catholic High School by reflecting their love for our school are invited to apply to become a Student Ambassador. Selected Student Ambassadors will volunteer their time and will be expected to represent Quigley Catholic at various functions.

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Campus Ministry

Sponsor: Ms. Katie Patton

Core Team Members: Sr. Bridget Reilly, O.S.B., Mrs. Marta Zak, Ms. Tressa Dorman, Mrs. Adrianne Kaminsky, Mr. Michael Palcsey, & Mr. Luke Crawford
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Faith-formation is an essential component of the Quigley Catholic community.  Our Campus Ministry team strives to maintain and invigorate the Catholic identity and culture of our high school.  Students and faculty work together to plan our monthly liturgies and to celebrate the liturgical year throughout the school.  Our chapel is used regularly for traditional Catholic devotions such as the Rosary, Adoration, and the Divine Mercy Chaplet, as well as times for praise and worship, and meditations on the Scriptures and the lives of the Saints. Each grade level participates in a one day retreat with a particular theme for the class.  Upper class members of the campus ministry team help lead and facilitate these fun, faith-filled day retreats.  Also available to Quigley students are two optional weekend retreats.  Kairos is a four day fall retreat open to all juniors and seniors.  It is a time for our young men and women to enter more seriously into the sacramental life of the Church, and it also a wonderful opportunity to deepen friendships and have a lot of fun!  Each summer students have the opportunity to join us in traveling to Franciscan University to attend one of the summer Youth Conferences.  This retreat is open to all Quigley students as well as graduating eighth graders who plan on attending Quigley in the fall.  In addition to these excellent faith building opportunities, Quigley also has more specific groups within the Campus Ministry department.  In previous years we have had Respect Life groups, the Pure Love Club, Works of Mercy groups, and charity fundraisers including toy, food, and clothing drives.  These groups may vary from year to year depending on the interests of our student leaders.