Greater Tulsa Reporter
CELEBRATING 90 YEARS: From left, Monte Cassino Director Matt Vereecke; Sister Mary Clare; Wavel Ashbaugh, a member of Monte Cassino’s first graduating class; Ashbaugh’s great niece Denise Leslie; and Caleb McCullough, student council vice president, gathered on Dec. 6 in celebration of the school’s 90th year with a tree lighting ceremony.
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Monte Cassino celebrated 90 years in 2015.
Monte Cassino School was founded in the Benedictine tradition in 1926. It serves students from three years old through 8th grade. The educational mission of the school unites teachers, parents and students in the shared goal of educating each student as a child of God in innovative ways that develop the mind, heart and will. Monte Cassino provides education in reading, writing, math and the sciences for students of all backgrounds.
Beyond the classroom, students develop socially and morally within a supportive community of educators and parents and are offered opportunities to develop skills for life. Supported by the legacy of its Benedictine Sisters, Monte Cassino provides its students with a distinctly Catholic education that produces unmatched success.
On Dec. 6, the Monte Cassino School community continued its celebration of 90 years in Tulsa with a tree lighting ceremony. Honorary chairs of the 90th Year Committee Sr. Mary Clare Buthod and Jeanne Sullivan from the class of 1963, joined current student council vice president and 7th grader Caleb McCullough and special guest Wavel Ashbaugh, a member of Monte Cassino’s first graduating class, in turning on the lights.