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Alumna Jane Roberts Speaks at NHS Ceremony
"So my question to you today is: What would YOU do if you were not afraid?," said alumna Jane Sullivan Roberts '72, as she addressed those attending SCA's National Honor Society Induction Ceremony on May 21.
 
A partner in the Washington D.C. office of Major, Lindsey, and Africa, Ms. Roberts focuses on the representation of individual law firm partners and groups.  She is married to John G. Roberts, Chief Justice of the United States, and has two children.

To read the full speech and see members inducted into the honor societies, click here.

 

Ring and Pin Night

Juniors received their rings and pins on May 22, continuing a long tradition. Join in the celebration by visiting our  photo album.

 

Class of 2013 Become Official Alumnae

The Class of 2013 graduated on June 1. The ceremony was held at Our Lady of the Assumption in the Bronx. 

 

Chinwe Abaraoha, salutatorian. received the Catharinite Award, SCA's highest award for scholarship, leadership, and service. The salutatorian will be attending the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Kiana Manon was the valedictorian. Jazmine Montes de Ora delivered the graduate address.

 

Watch for the colleges where this Class was accepted in the next issue of Pathways. Today, visit our photo album (alumnae can take a walk down memory lane).

 

Sr. Patricia Wolf, RSM '62, president, is giving Chinwe Abaraoha her Salutatorian award.

And the Eddy goes to....

At the 40th Annual Eddy Award ceremony on Friday, May 17, 2013 at the New York Archdiocese Instructional Television (ITV) Studio in Yonkers, New York, St Catharine Academy captured two first place awards for excellence in broadcast journalism for the ITV series "News and Views".  SCA students produced a twenty minute news program titled "The Hunger Game: Politics, Food Security and Malnutrition".

 

St. Catharine Academy received a first place team award in the Research category.  Individual first place honors for Interview went to Jessica Pacheco, Grade 12.

 

The "News and Views" team is moderated by English and Communication Arts teacher, Roseanne Riolo.

 

Pictured left to right:  Diana Djurasevic, Carla Cadenas, and Whitney Ellen Powe with Lonnie Quinn, chief weathercaster for WCBS-TV, New York City.

 

 

Step Up Day

Celebration filled the air at St. Catharine's on May 28 at Step Up Day. Meet the Class of 2014.

 

 

Commissioner for a Day
"What methods would you employ to reduce the appeal of illegal hand guns among teenagers?" Albinita Haxhaj, junior, and Diana Djurasevic, and Pamela Udoye, sophomores, answered this question in their award winning essays for the Police Commissioner for a Day Essay Contest sponsored by the Police Athletic League.  Read more

SCA Students Travel Abroad
"Twenty-two SCA sophomores, juniors and seniors departed on March 22nd to explore the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland for nine days.  The trip took them to London, Bath, Wales, across the Irish Sea to Dublin and then on to Ireland's beautiful West Coast to the City of Galway.

Highlights of the trip included a guided tour of Windsor Castle, a scenic cruise on the River Thames, a visit to the Roman Baths, touring an ancient Welch castle, sailing across the Irish Sea into the main Dublin port, a visit to Trinity College, Dublin, to view the Book of Kells, and excursions to the Cliffs of Mohr, the Aillwie Caves and the Burren on the West Coast.  Evenings of Irish music and dance made for great entertainment.  Of course, there was ample time for shopping.

 

A special feature of the trip was a visit to Mercy International Center, a Dublin landmark and home to the Sisters of Mercy worldwide.  St. Catharine Academy is sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy and Mercy International Center is the very first house and ministry of the Sisters of Mercy, opening its doors on September 24, 1827.  The students were provided with a guided tour and enjoyed the Mercy hospitality of tea and fresh baked scones.

"Our students were just wonderful travelers," said Sr. Patricia Wolf, RSM, SCA's President, "and a number of them returned with the hope that they may be able to study abroad in the future."

 

The trip was conducted under the auspices of EF Educational Tours.  Next year SCA will take students to Italy, the Alps, and Paris.

 

Softball team Sectional Champs
The SCA softball team is the Division Champs for 2013. They had only one loss during their stellar season.

Athletic Award Night

St Catharine Academy honored their student athletes at the 28th Annual Athletics Awards Dinner held at the Academy on May 17. Administrators, faculty, parents, and friends gathered to acknowledge the accomplishments of these fine athletes. Read more

Alumnae on Campus
Alumnae have been back to campus for several events this spring including Reunion and Career Day. We are always glad to celebrate the women our students become. Take a look at some pictures of Reunion and Career Day.