PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Diocese of Pittsburgh announced a new name for an elementary school that is being introduced as the result of a merger.
Ave Maria Academy is being formed as St. Anne, St. Bernard, Our Lady of Grace, and St. Thomas More schools in the South Hills are merging together.READ MORE: DeVincent Spriggs, Man Who Accused Aaron Donald Of Assault, Offers Apology To NFL Star
The merger will take effect on July 1, 2020.READ MORE: Ohio Mother Climbs Out Of Window And Onto Roof To Confront Thieves
Religion teachers guided students to research saints and make recommendations for the name of the new school.
Bishop David Zubik chose the name for the school from the submissions.MORE NEWS: 'Save Moondog's' Concert Raises More Than $55,000 For Blawnox Music Venue
“I wish to extend my most sincere gratitude to our students, parents, principals, and our regional administrator, Sharon Loughran Brown, for their efforts to assure the success of Ave Maria Academy and the future of Catholic education in the South Hills for generations to come,” Bishop Zubik said in a press release.