The 60th Medallion Ball for St. Lucy’s Auxiliary to the Blind was held on Friday, November 24 at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown. Twelve Oakland Catholic students were honored at this year's event.
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 Richard, 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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CMU's mobile lab team were on campus to work with Mr. Graner's 3rd period Physics II class. These CMU students represented their electrical engineering outreach team.
Mr. Matthew Williams presented at a workshop for K-12 educators held through the University of Pittsburgh's Asian Studies Center and World History Center.
We hosted the Middle School Southwestern PA Forensics League Tournament this past weekend Members of OC’s speech and debate team and moderators Mr. Roccia and Mr. Barkich helped the panel of judges, sold concessions, and helped the students navigate their way to the correct classrooms to compete.
In a flame test, each metal forms a different colored flame as electrons move between different energy levels within the atom. Students were able to figure out the identity of the metal by testing and observing the color of the flame.
Six OC athletes were named WPIAL All-Section volleyball players! Congratulations, Eagles!
Middle school teams from across the diocese competed in the 2023 Diocesan Middle School Volleyball Championship in the Donahue Pavilion at Oakland Catholic High School.
During this Diamond Jubilee Year for St. Lucy’s Auxiliary to the Blind, a few of OC's Medallion Candidates, Junior Medallions, mothers and friends enjoyed a signature event - Junior Medallion Luncheon Membership Meeting.
Recently, Mr. Graner's Creativity by Design class learned how to code multiple different sensors (motion detectors, motors for wheels and a weapon, and a color detector to protect themselves from falling off the edge of a table.)
Students in Mr. Weiss' Anatomy and Physiology classes were treated to a special guest presentation by Mr. Krotec, biology teacher at Central Catholic.
Students at Oakland Catholic High School earned academic honors from the College Board National Recognition Programs. These programs celebrate students' hard work in high school and showcase their strong academic performance. The academic honors for rural area, Black, Indigenous, and/or Latino students are an opportunity for students to share their strong academic achievements with colleges and scholarship programs that are seeking to recruit diverse talent.
Seniors, Mia Flaherty and Boa Seo have been named Commended Students in the 2024 National Merit Scholarship Program. These students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success.
Congratulations to Seniors Paige Meyers and Grace Windfelder who qualified for the WPIAL Girls’ Golfers AAA Individual first round and advanced to the WPIAL Championships.
On Thursday, September 14th, Account Manager Ms. Stephanie Bachman accompanied Ms. Ashley Flynn and her Financial Literacy students on a field trip to BNY Mellon. These students will be participating in the Rock the Street Wall Street (RTSWS) program.
OC students participated in a safety presentation by Community Resource Officer Victoria Butch and her K9 partner Zane of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police's Community Engagement Office, Chief Aaron Lauth of the Carnegie Mellon University Police Department, and Mr. Rich Mader to promote self-awareness and training in the event of an emergency.
The 2012 OC Chess Team has finally been officially recognized for their PA State Chess Federation Championship!
Several Class of 2022 graduates agreed to serve as panelists for each class period. Many of them eagerly committed for the whole day. OC provided a light breakfast and lunch for the panelists. It was so nice to see these confident and glowing young women come back to share insight and advice with current seniors!
OC had seven students compete in the PRSEF Fair held at the Carnegie Science Center on March 29th. These students put a lot of hard work into their research, poster, and fair day presentation!
Emma was one of two members of CommRadio, Penn State’s premier student-run radio station, selected to cover Super Bowl LVII as an on-site analyst. She spent three days on Radio Row conducting interviews with former and current NFL players and media personnel as well as co-hosting two pregame shows!