Amber McDonald was awarded third place in overall points in the 40th Annual Colgate Women's Games, which was held in New York City. Along with her trophy, Amber was awarded a small scholarship for her accomplishment that went directly to OLMA from Colgate-Palmolive. Amber has been successfully competing in 55M, 100M, and 200M sprints and long jump competitions around the tri-state area. Additionally, when competing at the U.S.A.T.F. national Junior Olympic Championships in North Carolina last summer, she placed 10th in the nation for girls 8 and under in the long jump. The Colgate Women's Games is the nation's largest amateur track series open to all girls from elementary school through college and beyond. Competitors compete for trophies and educational grants in-aid from the Colgate-Palmolive Company.
The third grade classes recently participated in a food drive sponsored by the Catholic Charities Emergency Food and Nutrition Network. Breakfast was the focus of their service project, students collected and donated approximately 300 breakfast food items. Catholic Charities provides food and basic necessities to food pantries throughout the Archdiocese of Newark, among other good works. They assist the poor, the elderly, the homebound and those who live on a fixed income who struggle to buy nutritious food.