Seton School students wait for a new place to worship

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When students of Seton School in Manassas arrive for the first day of school, they will notice many changes. Fresh paint throughout the school brightens hallways and classrooms. New lockers, new bleachers and a completely refinished gym floor await the students.

Work that continues on the new chapel. During the summer, the walls were prepared for the painting of frescoes, including a fresco of Our Lady, Queen of Angels behind the altar.

As the school begins its 40th anniversary year, the changes also include five new teachers.

Christina McIntyre takes the place of Karen Parriott as registrar and IT specialist. No stranger to the Seton staff, McIntyre volunteered in the office and classrooms and assisted with setting up the new student information system.

Seton alumnus John-Robert DiVietri will teach American government and world history, replacing Steven Jones. A graduate of Old Dominion University, DiVietri is completing his master's in history and counseling.

Alyssa Eubanks will head the guidance department, a position previously held by Sheila O'Herron. Eubanks earned her bachelor's from Thomas Aquinas College in California and is completing her master's in professional counseling through the University of the Cumberlands in Kentucky.

Beth Carpenter replaces Carole Dial, who was also known as "Mrs. Chemistry." Carpenter earned her bachelor's from Catholic University in Washington and her doctorate from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Services in Bethesda. She also served as a post-doctoral fellow, research associate and adjunct associate professor at the University of Maryland.

Victoria Bonutti will teach 10th-grade American literature and ninth-grade grammar. She earned her bachelor's from Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio and a master's from Catholic U. and the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at the University of Oxford.

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