The 15th annual WPIAL Hall of Fame class was revealed to the public on Wednesday morning in a press conference at the Senator John Heinz History Center and Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum. Congratulations to Oakland Catholic's Brianne O'Rourke '05 and Mallory Dietrich '06!
At Oakland Catholic we develop the intellectual, spiritual, and personal potential of each of the young women entrusted to our care.
Amira Oliver, OCHS '25
“I love how comfortable I am at OC: with my friends, my teachers, and myself. Here, I feel valued as an individual, but I'm never alone. I feel confident taking risks because I know I'm supported. I'm excited for what's in store, but OC already feels like home.”
Keira Steitz, OCHS '24
“I never knew how far I could go until I joined the Oakland Catholic community. As an athlete, a scholar, a leader - OC pushes me to my limits and beyond in all aspects of my life."
Preeti Gupta, OCHS '96
“OC guided me toward opportunities that matched my interests and fueled my curiosity, offering that elusive blend of support and independence I wish for every young woman.”
Dennis DeFilippo, Social Studies Teacher
“I love teaching at OC for a myriad of reasons, but primarily because the commitment of our entire community to nurturing multi-faceted growth in each student inspires me daily. As a faculty member and OC alumna parent, I'm exceedingly proud to be an OC Eagle."
Tina Richards, OCHS Parent
"To me, Oakland Catholic signifies confidence. During our time here, I've felt confident in my daughter's education, confident in her future, confident in the exceptional young woman she's becoming. Most importantly, I've seen her confidence in herself grow exponentially."
Our extensive departmental offerings are complimented by an ever-evolving, competitive curriculum. Our committed faculty develop critical thinking skills that manifest in higher test scores, impressive college acceptances, and intellectual confidence.
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Eight Oakland Catholic students recently placed at the statewide Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science competition, with three students receiving first place awards. In addition to navigating Penn State's campus, sleeping in the dorms, and visiting the Berkey Creamery, students delivered their formal presentations to panels of judges and fielded technical questions about their experiments.
The Pittsburgh Chapter of the Links recently awarded OC sophomore Maddy Ng 2nd place in their Young Master Writers Program Competition for her poem "Smothering a Child’s Spark." Along with a certificate of recognition, Maddy received a $250 monetary prize. Congratulations, Maddy!
OC Junior Jaylee Witcher has been accepted to the CURIE Academy at Cornell University this summer. Selecting from "an extensive pool of outstanding applicants," the CURIE Academy invites high school girls who excel in math and science to explore engineering in an interactive atmosphere.
As her mother, Jordan Doctor, enthused, "She continues to amaze me every day!"
Senior Vivian Didomenico was named a Top Ten recipient of the Trib Outstanding Young Citizens Award along with ten other OCHS students recognized for their "exemplary character and leadership." Click here to view the awardees' profiles!
In-person for the first time in two years, the event invited participants to learn about a wide variety of issues and try out some new cultural traditions, exploring everything from how countries are combatting climate change to how to put on a Japanese kimono.
OC participants earned eight 1st places, four 2nd places, and one 3rd place across six different categories (botany, chemistry, microbiology, earth and space, physics, and biology).
Ella Maier, OCHS '22, and the rest of her Girls of Steel team design a robot with many strengths.
We are pleased to share that, after a thorough search and interview process, a new Athletic Director has been hired here at Oakland Catholic! Dr. Karen Hall begins on Tuesday, February 22, 2022.
Drs. Kauffman and Fedin discussed careers in medicine with OC students, gave advice on classes to focus on in high school and in college/university, and discussed how they have been able to combine their faith and ability to help others into successful careers.
Students in OC's GCI met to discuss the book Other Words for Home, the story of a young Syrian refugee forced to resettle in America at the start of the Syrian Civil War.
Although her achievement was announced in the summer of 2020, Covid delayed the delivery of Mrs. Koroly's Golden Apple Award for excellence in teaching until recently.Director of Catholic Schools Michelle Peduto presented Mrs. Koroly with her Golden Apple in her classroom with, fittingly, her own beautiful artwork in the background.
"We marched with so many people from so many different backgrounds and life experiences, and it was really refreshing to see that we were able to come together and find some common ground."
- Olivia Krummert, OCHS'22
The 58th Medallion Ball was held by St. Lucy’s Auxiliary at the Wyndham Grand Hotel. 18 Oakland Catholic High School Medallion Ball participants received the St. Lucy Medallion.
36 OC students gave their time, energy and joy to our Pittsburgh community serving over 150 local families during the Pittsburgh Mission.
19 Oakland Catholic seniors and juniors visited the Fort Pitt Capital Group, an independent investment management firm that provides investment advice to individuals and institutions.
19 students from our OC's Environmental Club planted trees at Frick Park. Students learned about the disease that killed a lot of trees in the area and then planted new ones in their place.
14 OC students attended the Western Pennsylvania Council of Historical Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) fair at PNC Park. All OC students have been accepted into at least one school so far!
Julie Malingowski, OCHS'03, is an Emergency Response Meteorologist with the National Weather Service, working as a weather liaison for emergency response operations for government partners during large scale event planning and response.