On Oct. 7, 2013, Our Lady of Mount Carmel School (OLMC), a 2006 nationally recognized Blue Ribbon School, held its induction ceremony for 21 academically flourishing Seventh Grade Students who were welcomed into the Blessed Duns Scotus Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS); a chapter of the NJHS that is characterized by the five pillars of Scholarship, Leadership, Citizenship, Character and Service. OLMC School, headed by Principal Elizabeth Barry and Reverend Monsignor Charles Hagan of OLMC Church, is well known to families in the Central Bucks County area for providing an excellent academic and faith-based education to students in Kindergarten through Eighth Grade. As noted by a parent of a recent OLMC Graduate, “This caring and personalized school is dedicated to enriching the academic and spiritual education of each and every child, and provides a rigorous curriculum to prepare students well for the transition to High School (public or private), and beyond.”
Key Note Speaker for the NJHS Induction was Mr. Marc Farzetta, Host on <610 WIP Philadelphia Sports Radio</em>, a CBS Radio Station. Mr. Farzetta, an Alumnus of Our Lady of Mount Carmel School, is remembered for his participation in student council, choir, sports and recipient of a Good Sportsmanship Award during his graduation in 1997. His vibrant talent in public speaking was recognized at an early age at OLMC where he got a jump start on his accomplished career as a well known sports radio announcer when given the assignment as Bus Announcer for the school. Mr. Farzetta attended Archbishop Wood High School, and is a 2005 graduate of Temple University, where he received a degree in Broadcasting.
Mr. Farzetta credits the success he has had throughout his education and career to the moral values, strong work ethic and perseverance developed while attending OLMC School, stating “Our Lady of Mount Carmel School had such a strong influence on my development at a young age. The values I learned at home were lessons that were extended in this school.”