Gala raises $91,000 for St. Joseph Central High School


PITTSFIELD >> More than 225 people attended St. Joseph Central High School's sixth annual fundraising gala, "Evening with the Stars," at the Crowne Plaza on April 29, which raised $91,000 after expenses for the school.

The event recognized alumni and community leaders who have made significant contributions to their communities and the world.

Sen. Benjamin Downing, a St. Joseph alumnus (Class of 1999), led the ceremony during which 10 individuals were inducted into the school's Hall of Fame.

Among the honorees were Barrington Stage's Founder and Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, John Bresnahan (1972), Matthew Cusson (1996), Donna Decker (1974), Patrick Gormalley (1965), Paul Kalill (1961), Carol McGinty, Nancy Lusignan Schultz (1974), Margaret Leahey-Walsh (1988), and Dale Zola.

Prior to the ceremony, three current St. Joseph students and one parent spoke about their experiences at the school. They were Taylor Jordao, Olivia Bullock and Joey Maynard with his mother, Risa Maynard. Their insights helped influence the live scholarship auction, which raised in excess of $40,000 for scholarships for future students.

The school reports that projected enrollment for the incoming freshmen class for 2016-17 will more than triple the current class with more applications expected after a full Student Shadow Day on May 10.

The admission office is encouraging interested students to call to schedule their interviews and visit before June 3 in order to be eligible for financial assistance.

For information, call 413-447-9121.


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