St. Hubert High School last week celebrated the Christmas season with hot chocolate, cookies, candy canes, Christmas carols and a $2 million check from the state earmarked for its Connelly Arts & Design Center.
The rain prevented St. Hubert from showcasing its newly renovated courtyard and lighting its outdoor Christmas tree.
Still, it was a festive atmosphere, as the cafeteria was decorated with inflatables, the chorus sang Silent Night, We Wish You a Merry Christmas, Joy to the World and other carols, and Sen. Jimmy Dillon presented school president Lizanne Pando and Friends of St. Hubert president Margaret Fennerty with $2 million in state funds.
In addition to the state money, St. Hubert has raised $1.1 million for the arts and design center, and the Connelly Foundation has contributed $500,000.
“We are eternally grateful,” Pando said.
Others in attendance included members of the 15th Police District, state Rep. Joe Hohenstein, state Rep.-elect Pat Gallagher, City Councilman Mike Driscoll and city elections commissioner Seth Bluestein.
Pando presented the 15th district officers with ornaments in appreciation for keeping the students safe.
Driscoll promised more good news on the horizon for St. Hubert, describing a “gigantic project” at Russo Park. ••