The photo brought back a flood of memories. That's me, Nancy Bohinsky, third row from the bottom, far right, wearing lovely white, cat-eye glasses.
|Divine Redeemer School graduation|
courtesy of Good Samaritan Parish Archives
Here's the list of all the students in the photo:
Bottom row: Joseph Gallik, David Yanko, Martha Farkasovsky, Mary Dzubak, Barbara Kutzko, Thomas Bercik, John Sofranko
Second row: Sister Melania Papso, Joseph Meshanko, Susan Hrusko, Mary Ann Butrey, Margaret Mary Pavicic, Daniel Fornadel
Third row: Marilyn Kozak, Margaret Barlow, Jane Presto, Marlene Vukovcan, Debbie Hlozek, Nancy Bohinsky
Fourth row: Antoinette Shorter, Jane Burke, Stephen Sikirica, Thomas Sofranko, James Sofranko
Top row: Stephen Farkasovsky, JoAnn Husar, Mary Ann Shvach, Karen Mikush, Stephen Sinchak
Most of us had
Maria wanted to know why we wore those long dresses. Honestly, I'd wiped our wearing them at graduation out of my mind. If I remember correctly, those were the same dresses, and wreaths, we wore in 40-hour devotion processions in 7th and 8th grade. The lower grade girls wore shorter dresses for processions.
Other than "tradition," does anyone remember any reason we would have worn those dresses?
Divine Redeemer School ceased to exist in 1969 when it merged with the St. Stanislaus and St. Veronica schools to create the Ambridge Area Catholic School. Divine Redeemer's school building housed grades 4 through 6 of the consolidated school system.
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh closed Divine Redeemer Church in 1994.
Only one Roman Catholic Church remains open in Ambridge--Good Samaritan, which occupies the former St. Veronica buildings. Ambridge no longer has any R.C. parochial schools; the last one, Good Samaritan, was closed in 2005.