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  • Vikings in the news: VASJ students return to All Souls Cemetery to decorate veteran graves for Memorial Day

    VASJ teacher and retired Army Lt. Col. Gary Minadeo '74 returned to All Souls Cemetery with a group of students to decorate veteran graves with flags for Memorial Day.  Read the News-Herald article, "VASJ students plant flags in All Souls Cemetery for Memorial Day."

  • Vikings in the news: Director of MUSP Timothy Neary '03 featured in Alive Magazine

    VASJ's Director of Marianist Urban Students Program, Timothy Neary '03, as well as VASJ/MUSP alums Jimmy McLeod Jr. '06 and Alexis Clark '14, were featured in the Marianist publication Alive Magazine.  The piece, Safety Net, highlights VASJ's Marianist Urban Students Program and the difference it is making in the lives of its students -- especially as it relates to preparation for college. Launched in 1992, the Marianist Urban Students Program (MUSP) identifies high-potential students in ur...

  • Vikings in the news: Dr. David Perse '72 featured in Crain's Cleveland Business

    Dr. David Perse '72 was featured in Crain's Cleveland Business for his work as president and CEO of St. Vincent Charity Medical Center.  Read the Crain's Cleveland Business article, "St.

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  • Charities to benefit from VASJ's Lenten Mission Collection

    Love changes everything. This is theme students in Villa Angela-St. Joseph High School’s Peer Ministry group selected for the annual Lenten Mission Collection.

  • VASJ prepares to honor veterans for Memorial Day

    As Memorial Day draws closer, VASJ faculty, staff and students are preparing to honor veterans in a variety of ways. Flag placement at All Souls Cemetery Mr. Gary Minadeo '74, VASJ math chair/STEMU coordinator and retired Lieutenant Colonel of the U.S.

  • VASJ senior Mariah McGhee commits to play hoops at Alderson Broaddus

    Villa Angela-St. Joseph senior Mariah McGhee announced on Twitter on May 2 she has committed to play college basketball at Alderson Broaddus in West Virginia. McGhee, a 5-foot-4 guard, averaged 10.9 points this season after moving from the wing position where she exceled as a junior to playing point guard in her senior season.

  • VASJ art student Julia Caldwell '16 wins first place at Euclid Art Association's Spring Art Show

    Congratulations to VASJ junior Julia Caldwell for winning first place at the Euclid Art Association's Spring Art Show. Her painting, "High Tide," was painted using acrylics in Mrs. Brittany Simmons' art class at VASJ and sold during the show.

  • VASJ Vikinators compete in Robobots competition at Lakeland Community College

    The saying, “It’s not whether you win or lose but how you play the game,” is not a cliche for the VASJ Vikinators (the school’s robotics club). The team was thrilled to take part in the 5th Annual AWT Robotics Competition at Lakeland Community College at the end of April.  “The excitement of having a team and seeing something you worked on for an entire year come together was exciting,” says Louis Vertosnik.“I was disappointed that we didn’t get as far as last year but happy that we got to ...

  • Alums return to VASJ to speak with students at Career Day

    The Viking Village was bustling as nearly 50 alums, community members and friends gathered in the gym for VASJ’s Career Day. Among the alums in attendance was Euclid Fire Department Platoon Chief Jim DallaRiva '76 who served as the guest speaker. “We are extremely grateful that these men and women gave of their time so freely,” says VASJ Principal David Csank.

  • VASJ Drama Club performs Beauty and the Beast

    Congratulations to the cast and crew of VASJ's spring musical, Beauty and the Beast. They gave four outstanding performances April 24-26, including a dress rehearsal performed for elementary and middle school students on Friday. The cast and crew of Beauty and the Beast.

  • VASJ Vikinators to compete in Robobots competition at Lakeland Community College

    The VASJ Vikinators, sponsored by Lincoln Electric, will be competing in the 2015 AWT RoboBots Competition at Lakeland Community College on Saturday, April 25. It is an all-day competition beginning at 8 a.m. Come show your support for the VASJ Vikinators.

  • VASJ nets more than $425,000 at Sterling Silver Classic Mixer

    When Petco CEO Jamie Myers ’76, and his wife, Josie, addressed the guests at Villa Angela-St. Joseph High School’s Sterling Silver Classic Mixer Gala, he noted how highly he valued his Catholic education and how much one teacher’s influence impacted his life and career. With that in mind, Myers issued a $100,000 challenge: He and his wife would match scholarship donations up to $100,000 with an equal gift in the form of a $100,000 donation to the Timothy W.

  • Matt Prokopchak '97 extends "Viking" discount at his Columbus, Ohio restaurant for Viking fans

    VASJ alumnus Matt Prokopchak '97, chef and owner of Trattoria Roma, a top Italian restaurant in Columbus, Ohio, located in a community called Grandview Heights, not that far from The Schottenstein Center, is extending a special "Viking" discount to all fans traveling to Columbus to support the boys basketball team.  The "Viking" discount will include 20% off total food bill. Click here for flyer.  Trattoria Roma 1447 Grandview Ave Columbus, Ohio 43212 (614) 488-2104 Click here for dire...

  • WKYC Channel 3 Anchor Russ Mitchell addresses National Honor Society inductees

    When WKYC Channel 3 News Anchor Russ Mitchell addressed the newly inducted National Honor Society members at VASJ, his message was one of tenacity and perseverance. Quoting a line from Disney’s Finding Nemo, he encouraged the VASJ students to “Just keep swimming,” in tough times. “There will be people who tell you, ‘you can’t do this’ or ‘you can’t do that.’ Have a thick skin,” Mitchell said.

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