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The 2023 EC golf outing was a huge success!

On Monday, May 22, the Lord provided the most beautiful day for a round of golf, fellowship within the EC community, and the continued support of the Eastern Christian mission. 128 golfers and 58 sponsors came together at Wild Turkey Golf Club in Hamburg to raise more than $85,500 gross towards the completed renovation of…

EC alumnus wins Emerging Leader award from Rochester Institute of Technology

Matthew Hartensveld’s pathway to microelectronic engineering had an unlikely beginning: a friend’s broken Xbox 360 game system.  “He did not have the money to repair it. I wanted to help him out and I began ‘Googling’ how to fix it. I ended up being able to repair it for him and from that success, started…

There’s no time like the present to volunteer at ditto

ditto upscale resale sells donated goods with the help of dedicated volunteers in order to provide financial support to Eastern Christian School. Whether you donate items, purchase items, or volunteer at ditto, you’re benefitting Eastern Christian School. What are ditto’s greatest needs? Summer volunteers in all areas, especially cashiers. Now is the time to join…

EC sports and the importance of character

At a recent Saturday lacrosse game, the boys team ended with a senior celebration. The time of camaraderie included speeches, photos and food, as is typical with senior celebrations across the area. But something about this one felt different. The speeches celebrated that morning’s win as well as the athletes’ skill on the field–and there…

Raquel Saharig, Senior Celebration Reflection

Following is a complete transcript from Raquel Saharig's reflection, presented during the 2023 Senior Celebration Night. Good evening, My name is Raquel Saharig and I will be sharing my experience at EC. I have been at EC since 2nd grade, but my sophomore year at EC was nonexistent. I decided to leave EC and attend…

Her road to the Ivy League leads through EC

Senior Samantha Garcia grew up in a family that values academics. This priority is what led her to Eastern Christian School. “At my public school, I didn’t see open opportunities to expand my intellectual ability. They weren’t providing me with necessary resources to succeed. A lot of times, I would get shut down by teachers,”…

The decisions that changed Lynette’s life

Halfway through her high school career, Lynette Grajales made a courageous decision: She switched schools. The decision didn’t come easy, but she felt stunted in her spiritual walk and was looking for support. She explains, “In the environment I was in, I didn’t see growth. So I decided to try something new despite the fear…

Young alumna smiles through challenge

On April 12, 2023, Seton Hall University students and entrepreneur hopefuls vied for a chance to win seed money for their startup companies as part of Seton Hall’s annual Pirates Pitch Competition. On the judges panel was 2017 EC alumna, Carina Castagna, chosen as the youngest judge of the group. Castagna, a first-generation college graduate,…

We need your feedback. Here’s why.

In a few short days, you will be receiving a survey from Eastern Christian School. The surveys, which will go out to all students, parents and staff members, are part of the accreditation process. Comments and feedback will be used to demonstrate growth over the past few years to our accreditation bodies, as well as…

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