Catholic education has a long history in the city of Rome, stretching back more than 150 years - and a local organization, the Catholic Schools Association of Rome, is set to both honor the past — and help prepare for the future.
Over the course of the past century and a half, the city has been home to many Catholic schools, including:
St. Aloysius Academy;
The Academy of Holy Names;
St. Mary’s School;
St. Peter’s School;
Rome Catholic Junior High School;
Rome Catholic High School;
Rome Catholic Junior-Senior High School, and,
Rome Catholic School, which currently educates children from preschool through sixth-grade.
According to the Catholic Schools Assocation of Rome, “Faith-based education provides individuals and communities with strength, character and the tools necessary for success.”
The organization is honoring five individuals who have been influential and/or have been influenced by Catholic education with its 4th Annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Friday, Oct. 22, at 6 p.m. at Teugega Country Club, 6801 Golf Course Road.
This year’s honorees are:
Michael T. Adey;
Sister Carmella DeCostym, SNJM;
Richard T. Kosakowski, Jr.; and
Ronald O. Miner.
Funds from the event remain in Rome, organizers say, to enhance and enrich programming at Rome Catholic School which benefits the community at large.
Tickets are available in advance for $30 at Edible Arrangements, 815 Black River Blvd.; Jervis Public Library, 613 N. Washington St.; the Rome Area Chamber of Commerce, 139 W. Dominick St.; or by contacting Marg Maurer at 315-337-9453 for additional information.