K of C supports St. Joseph’s, Notre Dame

BATAVIA — The Knights of Columbus Msgr. Kirby Council No. 325 recently presented St. Joseph Regional School and Notre Dame High School with a $4,000 contribution for each school.

For more than three decades, the council has been a strong supporter of the schools, council Trustee Steve Ognibene said.

The council’s contributions have gone toward building improvements, classroom and technology upgrades, beautification of both campuses, and tuition support scholarships.

“The scholarships provided by the Knights support our mission of advancing Catholic school education in Batavia,” Ognibene said in a news release. “Many families throughout the region — regardless of their financial position — have been granted funds that have helped complete their education at St. Joseph’s and then graduate from Notre Dame.”

Ognibene said that hundreds of students have benefited from K of C sponsorship, especially when Notre Dame expanded to grades seven through 12 in 2020 and the council agreed to include students across all grade levels.

Notre Dame High Business Manager Tom Rapone said, “St. Joseph School and Notre Dame take pride in being top-ranked schools in the entire GLOW Region for the past two decades and we have equal pride in our longstanding relationship with the Knights of Columbus.”

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