Each month O’Hara students are selected by the faculty as “Lions of the Month.” Faculty and staff vote for students who make a difference here at O’Hara. The inaugural group of students to receive this distinguished honor are featured below. We are proud of our lions and congratulate them, as well as their families and elementary schools. God bless each of you!
Martin Meenan ’19
St Francis of Assisi (St Francis of Assisi)
Activities: Student Council, NHS, Operation Santa Claus, Soccer, Tennis, Basketball Manager, Link Crew, CSC, Mock Trial, Math Club, Special Olympics, Big Buddy
Leadership Positions: CSC Class Officer
Volunteer/Employment: CCC Stage Crew, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball, Basketball
Favorite Thing About O’Hara: My favorite thing about O’Hara is the amount of sports and clubs we offer.
Izabella Cipresso ’20
Strath Haven Middle School (St. Johns)
Activities: Softball and Development Thon Committee
Volunteer/Employment: I run an Anti-Bully Walk.
Favorite Thing About O’Hara: Football games and fundraisers
Yaneana Leedie ’21
Saint Francis Xavier School (Acts of The Apostles )
Activities: Band, Lion Ambassador
Volunteer/Employment: Dance, Work
Favorite Thing About O’Hara: The people and how willing everyone is to talk to you or give you advice.
Jennifer Eburuoh ’19
Blessed Virgin Mary School (St. Anastasia)
Activities: Community Service Corps, Lion Ambassadors, Hi-Q, Link Crew, World Affairs, Golden Touch, Rosary Club, Soccer, NHS, Softball, Operation Santa Clause, Debate Club, Pro-Life Club, Dance Marathon Technology Committee
Leadership Positions: Officer for CSC, Officer for Lion Ambassadors, Captain for Dance Marathon Technology Committee
Volunteer/Employment: Divine Providence Village Volunteer, Tutor
Favorite Thing About O’Hara: My favorite thing about O’Hara is the character of the students. I love seeing my classmates support each other whether it is on the football field, on stage, or in the classroom.
Gavin Lewis ’21
Our Lady of Angels Regional Catholic School (Our Lady of Fatima )
Activities: Community Service Corps, Theatre Program, Choir, Robotics Club, Sandwich Club, and Lion Ambassadors.
Volunteer/Employment: Youth Group & Catholic Community Choir
Favorite Thing About O’Hara: My favorite thing at O’Hara is by far the Theatre program. The songs are so intense and great that it is a whole new experience! The dancing is great too! I have already met so many new friends and had so many cool and funny experiences that I will remember all my life. I am definitely going to be a part of the theatre program all four years of high school.
Jack Tuberosa ’19
St. Pius X School (St. Pius)
Activities: Community Service Corps, National Honor Society, WCOH, Lion Ambassadors, Link Crew, Broadcast Club, Soccer, Dance Marathon Tech Committee, Operation Santa Claus
Leadership Positions: Junior officer for Lion Ambassadors; Co-President of Broadcast Club
Volunteer/Employment: St. Pius summer camp counselor; sacristant for St. Pius Parish; KYW Newstudies Internship
Favorite Thing About O’Hara: The friends that I have made throughout my time here.
Emma Dunham ’18
Holy Saviour (k-6) Holy Family Regional Catholic School (7-8) (St. John Fisher)
Activities: Peer Leadership, Yearbook, Link Crew, National Honors Society (NHS), Dance Marathon, CSC (Don Guanella, Sandwich Club, Golden Touch, Special Olympics at Villanova, Philabundance, and Operation Santa Claus).
Leadership Positions: I am a leader in CSC and a leader in Peer Leadership which works to make other students, especially seniors become more aware of the harmful effects of alcohol and substance abuse.
Volunteer/Employment: During summer of 2017, I dedicated my time to helping serve St. Katherine Drexel’s Cupboard.
Favorite Thing About O’Hara: Without a doubt, my favorite thing is being a member of CSC. This club has sincerely shown me the true meaning of service. I am always recruiting more people, especially freshmen, to join CSC.
Kevin Osayi ’20
Sharon Hill Elementary (Saint George)
Activities: Regina Chesterton, Pro-Life, Big Buddy
Leadership Positions: Pro-Life
Volunteer/Employment: Tutoring younger kids from my grade school.
Favorite Thing About O’Hara: The stable and supportive learning environment.