SCA Online News
May 2018
Alma Matters

Pictured L. to r.:  Stephanie Gomez Seabrook  '01, Brunilda Nazario '77, Krysta Camea "Camie" Manayon '12, Leila Pena '10, Alessandra Rosso Detoma '10, Qiana Mickie '93, Jean Tinari Doyen '67, Jennifer Correale '87, Rosa Bisecco Romeo '94, Farzana Ahmed '04, Kathy Casey-Paulsen '78, and Kimberly Ostolaza '98

Alumnae Return for Career Day 2018
Thirteen alumnae returned to St. Catharine's for Career Day 2018. Sophomores learned about a variety of fields, including healthcare, law, education, and travel.

View more pictures of the career presentations.

Keynote Speaker

Alumna addresses National Honor Society Inductees
Alumna,  Josephine Arcuri Fanelli '82, principal of St. Theresa School in Pelham Bay, gave the keynote address at this year's National Honor Society induction ceremony on May 22. In her introductory remarks, President Sr. Patricia Wolf, RSM, said, " When I think about Josephine Arcuri Fanelli three attributes immediately come to mind: service, community and faith, and Mrs. Fanelli weaves them seamlessly into one single piece. That St. Theresa's school has doubled its enrollment since she became principal is testimony to her leadership and connection to the Bronx community."

Alumna explores family history
and African American culture in teen novel
Brenda Lilienthal Welburn '67, before her retirement as executive director of the National Association of State Boards of Education, wrote about issues of education policy development and implementation. She just released her first work of fiction, The Time Travels of Annie Sesstry, Sly As A Fox, the first of a trilogy.

Around SCA

drawing_ girl looking at cityscape and 7th ave street sign

SCA student earns prestigious art scholarship from NYSATA with support from art teacher Deborah Ross

Luviannie Morales '17, now attending the Fashion Institute of Technology, won New York State Art Teachers Association's (NYSATA) Elaine Goldman and Aida Snow Scholarship with the support of SCA art teacher Deborah Ross.

View Luviannie's portfolio.
Gold Scholar Athletes: Back Row (l to r): Kristina Dega, Daisylis Sanchez, Victoria Valeriano, Amber Rivera, Keyana Brown, Ashley DeLeon, Kismet Crossdale, Adrianna Rodriguez, Jolene Vasquez, Sophia Ruiz, Nneka Orakwue, Sarabeth Vasquez, Leeana Mullamphy.
Front Row (l to r)  Marie Mernacaj, Imani Cephus, Alyssa Gaetano, Emra Redzematovic, Destiny Sanchez.

SCA Honors Student Athletes
St. Catharine Academy honored its student athletes at the 33 rd Annual Athletics Awards Dinner held on City Island at Scavello's on the Island on May 17. Administrators, faculty, coaches, family and friends gathered to acknowledge the accomplishments of these fine athletes.

Students with their award certificates
SCA Wins NYC DEP (Department of Environmental Protection) 32nd Water Resources and Art Poetry Contest

St. Catharine Academy won the NYC DEP (Department of Environmental Protection) 32nd Water Resources and Art Poetry Contest which was held at Queens Theatre on May 24. They competed against more than 1,200 students across the five boroughs.

The two winning STEM projects were: CTE and how water therapy helps rejuvenate brain injuries (Molecular Hydrogen in Drinking Water Protects against Neurodegenerative Changes Induced by Traumatic Brain Injury) and a cell phone APP that helps measure the pH balance results in soil. People need to measure the pH because it affects most life forms, for example, a slight change in the soil's pH can kill entire crops; minimum alterations in the pH of the human body can cause health problems.
Samin Suba, a freshman, summed up the experience saying,"This was an unforgettable honor and great educational trip. It was an awesome experience beating 1200 students/schools plus I like learning outside the classroom."
Sports Shorts
Sofball team with Archdiocesan Award

Softball Team Wins Archdiocesan Championship
The SCA Varsity Softball team beat St. Vincent Ferrer High School to continue their undefeated season and win the New York Archdiocese Championship. This week they will play in the New York City Championship. Go Huskies!
Upcoming Events
Students in a HAP classroom doing robotics.

HAP Program for 6th and 7th graders
Register by June 4

June 25 to July 20, 2018
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
St. Catharine Academy
Program fee: $500
This summer's enrichment course reinforces skills in English, Math and Reading needed for the TACHS exam - T est for A dmission into C atholic H igh S chool. 

In addition, HAP offers students a glimpse of the high school experience - developing friendships, working together in a classroom setting and on the playing field.

This is an opportunity for young women to achieve a greater understanding of the importance of building community.

View the HAP Brochure (with registration form)

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