May 31, 2019

The 5th annual Mini-THON was a success!  This year Basils raised $28,018.45 for the Four Diamonds Foundation and pediatric cancer research.  We are pleased to announce that Basils has raised almost $150,000 over the last 5 years! Please click the links below to see a heartfelt thank you from our students and also a list of the many ways that $28,018.45 can be used.
Icon Blessing
Our thanks to Fr. John for his visit to Basils and his Icon Blessing.
Band Trip
The Basil Band joined forces with Saint Albert the Great School and Saint Luke School to present a concert to students and faculty at the Royer-Greaves School for the Blind in Paoli. With 70 musicians on stage, the performance was inspirational and powerful.  The musicians were fortunate to be able to share their hard work and talents. The performance also gave our students an opportunity to connect with young musicians from some of our feeder schools. It was a great time for everyone!

Honors Convocation, NHS Induction & Art Exhibit
The annual Honors Convocation of May 22 was an evening to honor all students who attained the Honor Roll during any of the first three quarters of this year and the last quarter of the previous year.  Each honoree was recognized and received a pin. The newest members of the Saint Macrina Chapter of the National Honor Society were inducted that evening, as well.  The Basil community welcomed back Judge Diane Costanzo, Class of 1978, as guest speaker for the occasion.  Diane emphasized to the student body that they attain not only an academic education at Saint Basil Academy, but develop a strong Christian foundation that will support them their entire lives.  The Honors Convocation was followed by a reception and the opportunity to view the annual Art Show, featuring the wonderful projects of all the Basil art classes in many media and artistic styles.  Congratulations to all!
National Honor Society
On Wednesday, May 22, 16 new members of the Saint Macrina Chapter of the NHS were inducted by Siena Wanders, the current NHS president, during the school's annual Honors Convocation. National Honor Society is the nation's premier organization established to recognize students that excel in the areas of scholarship, leadership, character and service. Members of the Saint Macrina chapter of NHS spend many hours tutoring their peers, and they also organize Basil's blood drive in conjunction with the American Red Cross.  Congratulations to the newest members of NHS!
Student Council
Congratulations to the newly elected Student Council Officers and Representatives for the 2019-2020 school year.  The girls, who were elected to this leadership position by their classmates, took their Oath of Office and received their ribbons on Thursday, May 23 during a school assembly attended by faculty, staff, students and parents.  

Senior Class Officers: President - Grace Comas; Vice President - Megan McMonagle; Secretary - Angela Carter; Treasurer - Regina Campion; Senior Class Representatives - Erin Drumm, Mary Grace Guerin and Gabriella Rossi.  

Junior Class Officers: President - Maria Abraham; Vice President - Regan Bentley; Junior Class Representatives - Kayla Guevara, Jacqueline O'Brien, Shannon Remolde and Tia Taylor.  

Sophomore Class Officers : President - Teresa Majkut; Vice President - Kylie Duggan; Sophomore Class Representatives: Brianna Durante, Lucia Fiorini, Cate Quinn and Keira Whalen.

Senior Recognition
The Senior Recognition Assembly took place on May 23 with the Mistress of Ceremonies, Mary Grace Guerin, announcing the many academy and club based awards, followed by the athletic awards given by Mr. McGovern and culminating with the induction of the new Student Council.  The Helen Mahoney Award went to Ann Abraham and the Joseph Garvey Award went to Tess White, with the new Basillian Affirmation Award going to Melissa Olimpo and Rosa Rue. Congratulations to all the seniors!
School Picnic
As the school year draws to a close, students, faculty and staff celebrated at the end of year picnic.

The Laureate
Enjoy the works of our students in the 2019 Laureate. 

Track District 1 Championship
Congratulations to the track team!  Saint Basil Academy finished second overall in the District 1  Track Meet.

Gold Medals:
  • 400 Meter: Alina LaForest 
  • 800 Meter: Alina LaForest
  • 100 Hurdles: Tia Taylor 
  • Long Jump: Sasha Lee
  • Triple Jump: Sasha Lee 
  • 4x400 Relay: Bernadette Stanton, Teresa Majkut, Alina LaForest, Taylor Thomas 
  • 4x800 Relay:Taylor Thomas, Samantha Sonnie, Alina LaForest and Colleen Quinn
Silver Medals:
  • 200 Meter: Cate Quinn 
  • Long Jump: Tia Taylor 
  • Triple Jump: Teresa Majkut 
  • 4x100 Relay: Cianni Harris, Bernadette Stanton, Tia Taylor, Sasha Lee
Bronze Medals:
  • 100 Meter: Cianni Harris 
  • Long Jump: Bernadette Stanton
Track State Championship

Congratulations to Tia Taylor, Alina LaForest and Sasha Lee and their coaches for their performances at the State Championship!  All of these ladies accomplished a most difficult feat in sports---winning individual medals at the state level. 
  • Tia Taylor: Silver Medal, 100 Meter Hurdles
  • Alina LaForest: Bronze Medal, 800 Meter
  • Sasha Lee: 5th place Long jump and 4th place Triple Jump. 
Congratulations to Sophia Mahoney for her accomplishments on the Basil Soccer team!  Sophia scored 50 goals in her soccer career at Basils.  She is now the inaugural member of the 50 Goal Club at Saint Basil Academy!