Eighth grade students from St. Patrick School in Chatham and Our Lady of Peace academy in New Providence met this week for the twelth annual “Passaic Cup” handball game. Teams of 16 were selected from each school by PE instructor JIm Gargiulo, who teaches at both schools. The teams were coached by students, who prepared their teams for the event. St. Patrick School coach Nora Johnson led her team to a 58-49 victory, the eleventh victory for St. Patʼs in the twelve year history of the event.
The friendly rivalry is just one way in which the schools celebrate Catholic Schools week each year. Catholic
Schools Week, is a nationwide event, held annually to celebrate the achievements of Catholic School students and the benefits of a Catholic School education.
St Patrick School is a co-educational school serving grades Pre-K through Eight, located in Chatham, NJ. St. Patrickʼs is a national blue ribbon school offering advanced academics, competitive athletics, spiritual formation and leadership development in an environment of family, faith and integrity.