We are thankful for the support we receive from our families, friends and our over 1,800 alumni. We continually are looking for ways to stay in touch and hope that our website becomes a valuable information tool to keep you connected to VME.
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Click here to see pictures of our past graduates!
Nate Estes, '09
Congratulations to VME graduate Nate Estes, '09, (left) on winning a District 10 title in tennis with Cathedral Preparatory School. See the full article here.
Jeanne Roslanowick, '62
Jeanne Roslanowick, '62, just happily retired after almost 30 years of working for the US House of Representatives. Congratulations, Jeanne!
Kailey (MacIsaac) Tarbell, '04
Kailey (MacIsaac) Tarbell was married to Gregory Tarbell on November 10th, 2012.
Kevin Robert Akans, '00
Kevin Robert Akans, VME class of 2000, graduated from Cathedral Prep in Erie and the University of Pittsburgh. Kevin is currently living in Greensburg, PA, and will be married to Maggie Brandle in April 2013. Congratulations, Kevin!
Susan Pelkowski, VME Faculty, 1995 - 2004
Retired to Ft. Myers, Florida. Susan has two children, and her son, Noah Pelkowski, '97, has provided Susan with two beautiful grandchildren, with a third on the way!
Colleen Devine, '09 and Caleb Payne, '09
Colleen Devine and Caleb Payne, VME class of 2009 and current MPS Seniors, have been named Commended Students in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program. They placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2013 competition by taking the 2011 Preliminary SAT / National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. "The young people recognized as Commended Students represent some of the best and brightest minds in the country as demonstrated by their outstanding performance in our highly competitive program," stated an NMCS spokesperson.
Nick Carver, '12
Nick Carver, VME class of 2012, will be donating his hair to Locks of Love for the second year in a row, in honor of his late great-grandmother Anna Osmer who passed away from breast cancer.
Erin Kelly, '12
Erin Kelly, VME class of 2012, made honors at Central Career Tech with a straight "A" report card. We are very proud of her! - Dave & Patty (Erin's proud parents)
Jesse Edwards-Borowicz, '12
Jesse Edwards-Borowicz was the 2012 recipient of the $500 "Pat Locco Spirit Award" at his 8th grade graduation in May 2012. When Jesse received the award, which he did not require for his tuition at Mercyhurst Preparatory School, he chose to donate $400 to VME and $100 to the Sisters of St. Joseph of Northwestern Pennsylvania. The $400 was specifically given to the VME Science Department, directed by Mary Wright, and was used to purchase an incubator. The incubator is currently being used by VME students for microbiology projects and for PJAS projects.
“I am thrilled that Jesse chose to be so generous,” noted Mary Wright. “His gift will enable future students to conduct experiments in a safe and appropriately scientific manner. But, even more importantly, he sets a beautiful example to other young people by his willingness to give back to his community. I’m sure his parents are proud of their fine son, too.”
The award was established in memory of Pat Locco, a VME graduate who passed away in his mid-twenties. The award recipient is chosen by the Principal and 8th grade teachers, and goes to the student who exemplifies some of Locco’s most endearing qualities: hard work, good nature, kindness, and school spirit.
In the photo: VME teacher Mary Wright stands next to the incubator purchased with a donation from Jesse Edwards-Borowicz (left to right.)