Flag raising held at Austintown school

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Students at St. Joseph Immaculate Heart of Mary School in Austintown gathered around the flag pole Wednesday for a flag raising and prayer service.

Members of the 910th Airlift Wing conducted the ceremonial flag raising.

At 123 students, enrollment is slightly down this year at the school, but leaders are optimistic their numbers will increase.

“It’s a year of rebuilding because we have a significant number of new teachers and staff this year,” said principal Catherine Wigley. “We have six new teachers this year, so I had a summer of hiring and interviewing a lot of people.”

It’s been five years since St. Joseph and Immaculate Heart of Mary merged at the site on Norquest Boulevard.

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