St. Hubert High celebrates 75th anniversary

St. Hubert High School celebrated its 75th anniversary on Friday night with a gala at Vie, Broad and Green streets.

The school, which opened in 1941, has almost 30,000 alumnae.

Today, the school boasts 36 honors courses, seven advanced-placement courses, distance learning classes, 14 varsity sports, six intramural sports, an orchestra and more than 30 extracurricular activities.

“It is a great honor to be a part of a valued tradition of Catholic education in Philadelphia,” said Lizanne Magarity Pando, who was named president of St. Hubert in the spring. “I truly believe St. Hubert Catholic, the largest Catholic girls high school, is the premier center for Catholic college preparatory education in Philadelphia, and that is because the faculty and staff at our school is second to none and continues to prepare our students every day to be women of integrity, faith and courage.”

PECO Energy lit its building with a congratulatory message for St. Hubert.

At the ceremony, the following people were inducted into the school Hall of Fame: Marianne Maley Aleardi (class of 1982), Sister Anne Veronica Burrows, IHM (class of ‘66), Kathleen Balon Chimicles (class of ‘79), Carol Clementi (class of ‘62), Jacqueline Juliano Coelho (class of ‘89), Patricia Ford-Roegner (class of ‘65), Jeanine Gubler Heck (class of ’95) and members of the 1965 Catholic League championship basketball team.

Senior Molly Foy sung the national anthem, and members of student council led the crowd in singing the school song.

In addition, state Rep. Mike Driscoll and City Councilman Bobby Henon honored the school with proclamations.

Henon presented a check for $6,500 to the St. Hubert Athletics Fund.

“St. Hubert is well-deserving of this award. Their passion for excellence and commitment in providing their students with spiritual, social, and service opportunities is unparalleled,” Henon said. ••