SCA Online News
October 2018
Alma Matters
 Valerie Irick Rainford '82 Establishes Scholarship
The Valerie Irick Rainford '82 Scholarship is a writing competition for juniors and seniors attending SCA. Students will submit  a minimum 1,000 word essay, describing a time in their lives when their strength, courage, and resilience helped them persevere.

Awards include a first place prize of $1,000 and a second place prize of $500 directly toward tuition/academic expenses.

"SCA was such an important part of my growth," Valerie says. "It warms my heart to know that I can pay forward the gifts of faith, confidence and perseverance that I learned as a student of SCA.... Everybody will get something out of it as they explore the person each of them can be." 

Learn more in the Winter Pathways.
Around SCA

Card Party: Prizes as far as the eye can see
This year's Card Party with an Aloha theme had many saying hello to prizes throughout the festive night at Maestro's on Oct. 25. The grand prize was a VIP Country Club Membership Season for a family of four ($2,800 value).

Pink Out Day Raises Funds for Cancer

SCA raised $845 dollars for the American Cancer Society and Team Dori during this year's Pink Out!

Open House 2018
SCA's Open House brought more than 200 families to see all that is happening at St. Catharine's, including the  new construction. Visitors explored robotics, the arts, the many AP options and met with students and teachers

SCA's nationally ranked Cheerleading teams performed, giving a glimpse into this year's competition moves.

Also, this fall, SCA hosted Spend A Days throughout October, welcoming some 200 prospective students to try on SCA for a day.

Good luck to all those taking the TACHS on Nov. 2.
Student Spotlight
Shania Burrus '19 Accepted into ACE Program

Shania Burrus '19 was recently accepted into the ACE mentoring program which focuses on architecture, construction, and engineering. The program helps students explore those fields while working on a project through Columbia University. Students are assigned to teams and have the opportunity to be mentored by architects and engineers in the field. Shania plans to continue pursing Architecture and Interior Design in college.

At SCA, Shania is part of the Women's Empowerment Club, the Debate Club, Amnesty International, the Art Club, and National Beta Club. A member of the National Honor Society, she also serves on the Student Council Executive Board. Shania played for last year's Championship Softball team.  

She says many at SCA have been a positive influence for her. "The greatest people by far have been my dean, Ms. Keelin, my AP U.S. History teacher, Ms. Muschio, and my AP English Language teacher, Ms. Antico," she says. "Each one of them has made SCA memorable for me. They're supportive of me and my dreams and I couldn't be more grateful."
Sports Shorts
Volleyball teams both reach Tournament Finals!
JV takes Championship, Varsity loses final in five sets.
Top: Varsity; Bottom JV

JV beat  Notre Dame Academy of Staten Island in straight sets to become the Archdiocesan Tier 2 Bronx-Westchester Champions ( 25-22,25-14) on Oct. 30.

The Varsity took it to five sets against Notre Dame before finishing as Tier 2 Runner ups in their Final.

Congrats Huskies for great seasons!
Upcoming Events
Young Alum Gathering for the Classes '15-'18
Friday, January 11, 2019

Share your college experiences with the Class of 2019, see your former teachers and reconnect with your friends. For more information, contact Ms. Jessica Ruiz, Alumnae Director at 718-882-2882, ext. 153 or email at

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