IN ITS DEBUT SEASON, EAST COAST DELAWARE REACHED THE PODIUM AT USAV NATIONALS THANKS TO A STELLAR PERFORMANCE BY 17-GRANITE!
INDIANAPOLIS - We are thrilled to congratulate 17-Granite on a spectacular 3rd place finish atop the podium at USAV Nationals. It was an incredible 9-1 run with everyone playing in top form against the best of the best in the nation. The coaches of the top teams in the 17-National division awarded All-Tournament honors to Savannah Seemans ‘20 for standout performance. Abbey Thibodeau ‘20 also plays on the team and was a big contributor to the success of the season.
Saint Mark's was honored to support the 27th Annual CYO Joseph A. McNesby, Jr. Golf Outing. The event, held July 11, 2019, raised funds to benefit the work of Catholic Youth and Young Adult Ministry. All parishes and schools from throughout the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington were invited to participate.
Pictured from left to right: Pete Curcio, Director of Advancement & Alumni, Stewart Lee, Board Member, Neal Donaldson '91, Joseph A. McNesby, Jr., Most Reverend W. Francis Malooly, D.D., Thomas Fertal, Principal, Stephen Hyde, Board Chair, Ray Barto, Finance, and Dr. Louis DeAngelo, Ed.D., Superintendent of Schools.
Most Reverend W. Francis Malooly, D.D., Bishop of Wilmington, has appointed Thomas S. Fertal as the next principal of Saint Mark’s High School, effective July 1. Mr. Fertal was selected from among a pool of 15 applicants for the position and the search committee expressed great confidence in his leadership skills in recommending him to Bishop Malooly.
Mr. Fertal has both the education and the experience necessary to lead Saint Mark’s High School into a successful future as the school celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2019-2020. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the Pennsylvania State University, a Master of Restorative Practices and Education from the International Institute of Restorative Practices, and is completing his dissertation for a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Educational Leadership from Alvernia University.
In his professional career, Mr. Fertal has served the Diocese of Harrisburg in the roles of Director of Spiritual Life, Vice Principal for Student Affairs, and Principal at Lancaster Catholic High School from 1999 through 2014. His most recent school leadership has been as President of Cardinal O’Hara High School in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. In addition, Mr. Fertal has been a Coordinator of Youth Ministry at St. Peter Catholic Church, Elizabethtown, PA and a Catholic Campus Minister at Elizabethtown College. He has also been Vice President of Mission Invitation at Stewardship: A Mission of Faith, a non-profit organization.
Mr. Fertal looks forward to joining the community of Saint Mark’s High School and remarked, “It is crucial that each and every school present a clear and inspiring vision for the future. I am confident that I can build upon the strong legacy of Saint Mark’s so as to continue its tradition of excellence far into the future.”
Saint Mark’s, a college-preparatory coeducational Catholic high school, inspires young men and women to create a better world, one more pleasing to God and more helpful to others, by modeling faith, excellence, humility and integrity.