SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- There was lots of energy and excitement buzzing all around the Union Catholic campus during Open House, which attracted a standing room only crowd on Wednesday night.
As the crowd walked into the auditorium, they were greeted by the piano playing duo of Union Catholic sophomore Andrew Palacio and junior Scarlett Zheng, and right before the presentation began, UC’s Performing Arts Company gave a spirited sneak peek look at the Spring Musical The Mystery of Edwin Drood.
After emcee Mr. Dave Luciano addressed the captivated audience, UC senior Susan Wojcik delivered a prayer and UC senior Colleen Falconer sang the National Anthem. Board Member Mrs. Patricia Gagliardo, recently inducted into the UC Hall of Fame, and Principal Sister Percylee Hart, RSM, followed with some welcoming words.
UC Assistant Principal Dr. James Reagan then spoke about how Union Catholic provides a quality education in a faith-based environment and he emphasized the strong commitment UC has to its core values, Community, Compassion, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility.
The presentation concluded with very some informative and enlightening videos, which included several past and present UC students and faculty members who spoke about how Union Catholic has shaped their lives.
After the presentation, guests visited several academic areas in the school, learned about all the different clubs and activities, received information on the admissions process, and had a chance to meet with the coaches.
“What a great night we had here at Union Catholic,’’ said Dr. Reagan. “The ability to share the UC story with so many prospective students and families was a great experience for everyone. The excitement of the night and the buzz that was created has carried over into today.’’