Episode 6: Berks Catholic High School Part 2

Interview with John Foster, Class of 2012

This week we continue our two-part episode of the merger that created Berks Catholic High School in 2011.  Meet John Foster, a 2012 graduate of Berks Catholic and a member of the first senior class.  John was a Junior at Reading Central Catholic High School when he heard the news that his school would be merged with Holy Name High School.

John participated as part of the student council and the transition team to form Berks Catholic. As the President of the Inaugural Senior Class, John’s perspective on the transition and his role in a leadership position will impress you.  What is also remarkable are the relationships that John has developed with both the Dr. Phil Fromuth, Secretary for Catholic Education in the Diocese of Allentown and Bishop John Barres, the former Bishop of the Diocese of Allentown.  John’s relationship with both men and his 16-year formation in Catholic school has inspired him to stay active and become an advocate for Catholic education.   John and his classmates will celebrate their 5-year class reunion this summer.

Six years ago, as a member of the transition team, John spoke out as an advocate for the new Berks Catholic High School and even then he was a student who stood out among the crowd.  See YouTube Video Part One and Part Two of John’s witness for Berks Catholic back in 2011.

Read an article by WFMZ about Berks Catholic’s exciting expansion project.


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