ROBERT W. WILLIAMS
SAINTS CLASS OF '96
MEMBER
SFAA'S MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE
SIMEON S. KORMON
SAINTS CLASS OF '93
MEMBER
SFAA'S DIGITAL MEDIA COMMITTEE
HELENE COOPER
JOURNALIST - AUTHOR
THE NEW YORK TIMES
PENTAGON CORRESPONDENT
Dr. Odell Kumeh
FRISKIES CLASS OF '84
MEMBER: COMMITTEE TO REBUILD ST. PATRICK'S

Dr. Odell Kumeh '84

Archbishop Lewis Zeigler

2017-2018 FINAL GRADES FOR A2S STUDENTS NOW AVAILABLE

On Monday July 23, 2018, SFAA received the 2017-2018 Academic  Report for 41 of 51 students in the A2S Program.  We contacted Sister Evelina about the outstanding report for the remaining 10 students. She responded that she will provide the missing reports and address our concerns on August 3, 2018. The school is currently closed for summer break. As soon as we receive the update from Sister Evelina, we will notify you.

The following is a summary of the results of the reports we received:

A2S STUDENTS RESULTS METRICS

 

  • 51 Total Students in A2S Program 2017-2018

  • 41 of 51 Students = Report received - 80.3%

  • 10 of 51 Students = Report pending - 19.6%

  • 39 of 41 Students = Promoted - 95.1%

  • 4 of 41 Students = Double Promotion - 9.7%

  • 21 of 41 Students = Honor Roll - 51.2%

  • 2 of 41 Students = Retained - 4.8%

You can view details of the report by clicking the button below. If you have any questions, please contact us at sfaa@stcsphs.org.

JUNE 2018 FINANCIAL REPORT

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The following is a summary of SFAA's monthly financial report for the period beginning May 24, 2018* and ending June 30, 2018.

 

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JUNE 2018 FINANCIAL SUMMARY 

BANK BALANCE - May 24     $18,998.00

  • TOTAL FUNDING                    $   15,493.00

  • TOTAL EXPENSES                   $     7,715.00

BANK BALANCE - June 30    $26,775.00

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* FY17-FY18 Annual Report is through May 24, 2018

CONVENTION 2018 FINANCIAL REPORT

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The following is a summary of SFAA's 24th Convention Financial Report - May 25 - May 27, 2018

 

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CONVENTION 2018 FINANCIAL SUMMARY 

  • TOTAL REVENUE                    $   17,632.00

  • TOTAL EXPENSES                   $   15,110.00

TOTAL NET INCOME -    $2,522.00

Archbishop Lewis Zeigler

WITH SADNESS
SAINTS FRISKIES ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

EXTENDS OUR DEEPEST CONDOLENCES TO HER FAMILY,

AS WE MOURN THE LOSS OF
MRS. AUGUSTA CLARISSA REEVES-SNYDER
MRS. SNYDER WAS THE MOTHER  OF THE FOLLOWING 
SAINT AND  FRISKIES:
  • CHRISTIAN SNYDER - CLASS OF '73
  • BARBARA SNYDER - CLASS OF '76
  • DIANA SNYDER - CLASS OF  '76
  • HENRIETTA SNYDER - CLASS  OF '77

DR. KUMEH MEETS WITH ARCHBISHOP LEWIS ZEIGLER IN MONROVIA TO DISCUSS SFAA'S PLANS TO REBUILD ST. PATRICK'S HIGH SCHOOL

Dr. Odell Kumeh

Dr. Odell Kumeh, a member of the Committee to Rebuild St. Patrick's (CORES), met with Archbishop Lewis Zeigler in Monrovia on Monday, July 23, 2018. The purpose of the meeting was to inform Archbishop Zeigler about SFAA's initiative to rebuild St. Patrick's High School, request the support of the Archdiocese, and confirm the existence of the proposed site for the construction of the school.

Judging by the results of the meeting, Dr. Kumeh accomplished her goals. The Archbishop confirmed the existence and availability of the land upon which the school will be rebuilt. She viewed a copy of the deed which showed that the size of  land is 4 acres. The land is located near SKD Stadium in Paynesville, Monrovia.

Archbishop Zeigler noted that a small chapel is currently located on the site, but there is ample space to construct a school the size of St. Patrick's High School.

Dr. Kumeh requested and received verbal support from Archbishop about SFAA's Rebuild St. Patrick's Project, to be followed by an official letter from the Archdiocese stating its support for the project.

 

Dr. Kumeh also explained to the Archbishop that to successfully rebuild and  reopen St. Patrick's, SFAA plans to establish a strategic partnership with 2 entities: the Catholic Secretariat and the Ministry of Education. The role of the Catholic Secretariat will be to assist in any way it can, especially when it's time to appeal to an Order to return to Liberia to run the school. Archbishop Zeigler assured Dr. Kumeh he is willing to help with getting an Order to run the school, but will do this only after construction of the school begins.

SFAA is grateful to Dr. Kumeh for a job well done. The response of Archbishop Zeigler is encouraging. SFAA will keep pressing forward with its plan to rebuild St. Patrick's High School.

SFAA'S DELEGATION MEETS WITH MEMBERS OF CATHOLIC BISHOPS CONFERENCE OF LIBERIA ABOUT REBUILDING ST. PATRICK'S

At reception after independence day mass; L to R: Stephen Koffa, Bishop Andrew Karnley, Bishop Anthony Borwah, Al Gbi Toe, and Charles Cooper

Nearly one year after launching a successful student sponsorship program to support the girls at St. Teresa's Convent (STC), Saints Friskies Alumni Association has turned its focus on the rebuilding of St. Patrick's High School (SPHS). Over the weekend of July 27 - 29, 2018, Stephen Koffa, President of SFAA and member of the Committee to Rebuild St. Patrick's (CORES), and Charles Cooper, Treasurer of SFAA and Chair of CORES, travelled to Tenafly, New Jersey to meet with members of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Liberia (CABICOL). They met with Father Patrick Kroteh, Father Boniface Florkiah, Father Boniface Tye, Bishop Andrew Karnley and Bishop Anthony Borwah.

Bishop Anthony F. Borwah is Bishop of the Diocese of Gbarnga and President of CABICOL.  Bishop Andrew J. Karnley is Bishop of the Diocese of Cape Palmas. Father Boniface B. Florkiah is Parish Priest of Christ the King Catholic Church in Gaye Town, Sinkor Old Road, Monrovia. Father Patrick Kroteh is CABICOL's USA Mission Office Representative.

The first meeting, held at the headquarters of the Society of African Missions (SMA) in Teaneck, NJ, on Friday, July 27, 2018, convened at 5:00 pm. At the meeting, President Koffa and Chairman Cooper briefed Father Patrick Kroteh and Father Boniface Florkiah on the progress of SFAA's initiative to rebuild St. Patrick's. They stressed that implementation of plans to rebuild St. Patrick’s will be more efficient with strategic partnerships between SFAA,  the Catholic Secretariat, the Archdiocese and leading members of the Catholic clergy in Liberia.

Mass celebrating Liberia's 171st Independence Day. From L to R: Father Boniface Florkiah, Bishop Anthony Borwah, Bishop Andrew Karnley...with other Priests and Father Patrick Kroteh on the far right.

In response, Father Patrick Kroteh thanked SFAA's delegation for reaching out to CABICOL for the purpose of establishing a working relationship. He noted that the rebuilding of St. Patrick's is long overdue, and that SFAA's initiative is a commendable one. He reviewed the initial draft of SFAA's  Proposal to Rebuild St. Patrick's and was impressed with the level of detail showing construction cost estimates and the justification for rebuilding St. Patrick's. He promised to facilitate communication between SFAA and Archbishop Lewis Zeigler in Monrovia, Liberia.

After listening and reviewing the initial draft of the proposal to rebuild St. Patrick's, Father Boniface Florkiah echoed the sentiments of Father Patrick. He also lauded SFAA's effort and promised to support the project any way possible.

Society of African Missions (SMA) Headquarter and Chapel in Teaneck, New Jersey

The next day, Saturday, July 28, 2018, Stephen Koffa and Charles Cooper attended a mass celebrating the 171st Independence Day of the Republic of Liberia. The celebrant of the mass was Bishop Anthony F. Borwah. Bishop Borwah delivered a message built on the theme "Celebrating Our Faith and Heritage."

At the reception following the mass, Koffa and Cooper were introduced to Bishop Borwah and Bishop Karnley.  Both Bishops graciously sat with SFAA's representatives to discuss the topic of rebuilding St. Patrick's.

Bishop Karnley's perspective on the project was instructive because 10 years ago, he represented the Archdiocese when it 

commissioned Milton and Richards Architectural Firm to render the drawings for the new school.  With this history, he counseled that we think about scalability and access as we design our plans for the school. He said facilities for recreation and extracurricular activities should factor into our plans. He also noted that with non-existent zoning ordinances, people have built small houses all around land. Access from the street is not that easy. Therefore, we may have to consult with the Ministry of Public Works and City Council of Paynesville to resolve this issue.

At the end of the reception, the SFAA delegation thanked the Bishops and Priests for their time and support. The delegation also received the contact information for the clergy and promised to stay in touch.

Meeting the Catholic clergy this weekend was important because it is a part of a larger strategy to rebuild St. Patrick's. SFAA believes to successfully rebuild the school, the organization has to establish and nurture strategic partnerships with the Archdiocese of Monrovia and Ministry of Education. These partnerships will provide guidance on the best way to implement plans to rebuild St. Patrick's.

SFAA is profoundly grateful to Al Gbi Toe, Saints Class of ’74, for arranging the meeting between CABICOL and SFAA. The meetings with the clergy would not have been possible without his actions.

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