Edmund Rice Medallion Unveiled at Bergen Catholic

Pictured from left to right: Dr. Brian Mahoney & Mr. Nedko Bucev.<br>
Photo courtesy of BC Communications.


Pictured from left to right: Dr. Brian Mahoney & Mr. Nedko Bucev.
Photo courtesy of BC Communications.

ORADELL, NJ, September 8, 2023 Bergen Catholic High School has a brand-new piece of artwork that will captivate the Crusader community for generations to come. The work of art is entitled, Edmund Rice Medallion, a tribute to the founder of the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers, the religious order that founded Bergen Catholic, and is located inside the main office entrance to the school. It was created by Bergen Catholic art teacher Nedko Bucev, with assistance from his BC AP art students as well.

The medallion is made of brushed gold Aluminum Composite Material (ACM), the same material used on the current facades of the Manhattan skyscrapers. It was cut with a water laser following a computer-generated line. The background is also ACM fabricated and colored with Bergen Catholic’s scarlet & red colors. The three crosses on the top and bottom of the backdrop, in addition to their air ducting function, represent two arrows pointing to Blessed Edmund Rice. One from the sky, meant to symbolize following Blessed Edmund Rice’s example through our Christian faith, and the lower arrows symbolizing the Earth, and our following Blessed Edmund Rice in our everyday life.

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