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: COVID-19 In Pennsylvania: State Reports 5-Day Daily Average Of 5,325 New Cases
The merger will take effect on July 1, 2020.READ MORE: Kim Fields Hopes 'Adventures In Christmasing' Inspires People To Come Out Of Their Comfort Zone
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: Police Looking For Missing 51-Year-Old Kenneth Mattay, Last Seen Thursday
“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.