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In February, more than 1,000 seventh- and eighth-grade grade students from 63 Catholic schools across the nation competed in the annual IHM Math Contest. Sponsored by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, a religious community serving primarily in education ministry including Immaculate Conception School (ICS), Somerville, the contest evaluates students’ understanding of complex mathematics concepts and is considered to be one of the most rigorous math exams in the country. ICS eighth-grader Jacob Tharayil received the highest score for that grade; classmates Noah Jerris and Nicholas Kukoda placed fifth and sixth, respectively, and Matthew Parayil earned honorable mention. ICS seventh-grader Sam Jaskolski took first-place honors for that grade; classmate Michael Blandino finished second, Gerard Rabulan was 10th and Abby Fink earned honorable mention. In photo, front row from left, Fink, Blandino, Rabulan, Jaskolski. Back row from left, Carol Goett, seventh and eighth grade honors math teacher; Jerris, Parayil, Tharayil and Kukoda. -Michele Blandino photo


A worker mops around the altar May 19 ahead of the beatification ceremony for Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero in San Salvador May 18. Archbishop Romero, who will be beatified May 23, was shot by unidentified gunmen as he celebrated Mass March 24, 1980. (CNS photo/Jose Cabezas, Reuters)