February 2013 Spotlight: Quigley Spartans

The Quigley family would like to wish a big CONGRATULATIONS to the following students on what they have accomplished so far and a big GOOD LUCK for continued success as they strive to meet even larger goals.

Girls Basketball

Our Lady Spartans advanced to the WPIAL semi-finals with victories over California High School (81-38) and St. Joseph’s High School (60-31).  The Lady Spartans lost to Vincentian Academy in the semi-final round of the WPIALs but will continue on to play in the State tournament.  Good luck girls and Coach DelTondo!!!

Boy's Basketball

Our Spartans made it to first round of the WPIAL playoffs this year but fell short in a loss to Union High School (78-60).  Although they did not advance to the next round we are proud of them for making it as far as they did.  Congratulations on a great year!

Mock Trial

The Mock Trial team remains undefeated to date. The team was victorious in the regional final on February 28th (at the Beaver County Courthouse) and now moves on to compete at the state final competition.


On Saturday, February 23, ten of our students competed at Slippery Rock University in the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science Regional Competition.  ALL TEN of our students (Andy Broniszewski, Hannah Broniszewski, Emily Chinchilla, Emily Cronin, Macy Jaskiewicz, Megan Matuszak, Anna Majewski, Jackie Miller, Zoe Miller, and Bailey Tyler) received first place and will move on to compete at the state competition at Penn State University in May.  Also, earnning special awards were Megan Matuszak (perfect score of 5.0 and Physics Award), Bailey Tyler (perfect score of 5.0 and Senior High Chemistry Award), and Hannah Broniszewski (Senior High Microbiology Award and Slippery Rock University Biology Department Honorary Award).  


The following Quigley Catholic Forensic team members earned certificates and three trophies at the Pennsylvania High School Speech League state qualifier on February 23rd:  Kate Straatmann  (5th in persuasive oratory), Austin Kuntz (7th in humorous interpretation),  Nick Core (6th in informative oratory), Jenna Golnik (7th in informative oratory), and Henry Atkins (4th in extemporaneous).  Also, three students qualified for the state tournament.  Congratulations to Kaye Burnet (1st in humorous interpretation), Anthony Kuntz (1st in poetry), and George Burnet (2nd in commentary).

For the first time in Quigley Catholic forensic history, two members of the same team have reached the 1000 point plateau (quad ruby award).  These students are Kaye Burnet and John Paul Lisella. 

Quigley speakers will compete in four national qualifiers:
March 2,    CFL national speech qualifier
March 3,    CFL national congress qualifier
March 9,    NFL national speech qualifier
March 16,  NFL national debate qualifier