St. John Neumann Regional School has 25,000 more reasons to be happy.

That's because the school was recently awarded a grant of $25,000 to help defray operating costs and encourage others to give.

The grant was received from the Julius & Katheryn Hommer Foundation, said St. John Principal Sister Virginia Stephanie, who expressed appreciation for the gift on behalf of the entire St. John Neumann family.

"At a time when the cost of education is increasingly being placed on local communities, it was particularly gratifying to the families and parishioners who support St. John Neumann Regional School to learn they have the continued confidence of the Julius & Katheryn Hommer Foundation," Sister Stephanie said.

Peter Kern, chairman of the foundation's board of trustees, said the grant was an "investment in the future leaders of our country."

Kern expressed his admiration for the academic and community achievements of the students of St. John Neumann, and complimented the parents and staff for their roles in the education of their children.

He reserved particular praise for the parents and staff for their roles in the education of their children, as well as for the parishioners of the supporting churches who continue to make financial sacrifices to ensure the school's high educational standards.

St. John Neumann Regional School is fully accredited by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and by the Commission on Elementary Schools of the Middle States Association of Colleges & Schools. It welcomes students of all religious denominations and ethnic groups.

For additional information, contact the Office of the Principal at 610-826-2354.