SCA Online News
January 2020
Alma Matters

Young alumnae return to share
their college experiences with seniors
Young alumnae returned to SCA to share their college experiences with seniors and enjoy a Reunion Brunch. They talked about everything from how to navigate residential life to changing majors to joining clubs and becoming active members of their college communities. Many pointed to moments at SCA which prepared them for these new experiences. They pointed to AP classes  for academic rigor and suggested students make the most of club opportunities to learn leadership skills.

Student Spotlight


Amelia Leon '20 brings robotics to the Dominican Republic

Amelia Leon '20 brought robotics to students in the Dominican Republic when she traveled there with her family during the Christmas Break. A member of SCA's award-winning robotics team, Amelia worked with 35 youth during a mission trip in Yaroa.

" With the help of Ms. Petrignani, I created packets for each of them from the official LEGO Mindstorms and we created group projects for all of these students," Amelia says. " Taking Robotics I, being part of the robotics team and now Advanced Robotics enabled me to guide and teach these children how to build Lego robots."

Amelia's family members have gone on mission trips to Yaroa, the hometown of her aunt, for a number of years. This year Amelia joined them. " I was always inspired by the stories she and my uncle told as they returned from DR on mission trips for the last five years."

Amelia concludes, " This was a great opportunity to fulfill the great SCA Mercy mission (Mark 16:15) which says 'Go preach the Gospel to every creature.'  This doesn't necessarily mean to do it through sermons but you can use your gifts and talents. In my case, my knowledge of robotics allowed me to be a witness of  God's grace and love to these children, like we are a sisterhood on the robotics team, helping each other building award winning robots to compete with."
Around SCA

Robotics team wins the Judges Award
The SCA Robotics team was awarded the Judges Award at the VEX Robotics competition at Adelphi University on Jan. 18, 2020. The Judges Award is awarded to the team with a strong engineering notebook, solid robot, strong interview with the judges, good sports and respectful of others, and team community service. They competed against 44 teams.

Students participate in art exhibit at Concordia College
SCA had three art students display their art at StArt 2020, Concordia College's Annual Exhibit at the O'Silas Gallery on Jan. 16, 2020.

Enjoying the Nutcracker at Lincoln Center
Students went on the annual trip to the New York City Ballet's Nutcracker in December. Twenty students enjoyed the show thanks to the trip which was partially funded by the Ann McMorrow Cronin '55 Ballet Fund.

Sports Shorts

Cheer teams leave their mark
at Archdiocesan Championships

The Junior Varsity Cheerleading team won the Catholic High School Athletic Association Division 2 championship. The Varsity took second place. Both teams head to Nationals in Disney World in February.

Basketball teams racking up the wins
The Basketball teams are racking up the wins, both with winning records in team play. The Varsity is 4 and 3 and the JV is 2 and 0. Keep watching all the updates for the season on social media and the website.
Circle the Calendar

Best Bites of Bronx and Westchester

Join us at our first Best Bites of the Bronx and Westchester fundraising event on Thursday, March 26, 2020 to benefit the Athletics and Fine Arts programs at SCA. 

You will have the opportunity to experience small plates from local restaurants which include Brewskis Bar & Grill, Zona de Cuba , Empanalogy , Lettuce Eat, Inc., Westchester Taco Grill , Posto22 , Gemelli Pizzeria , Mozzarella by Vinny , Villa Maria Pizzeria and The Cookie Glow Factory

There will be a Chance Auction and a Super Grand Prize for a chance to win a "one night stay" at the Grand Hyatt New York.   

Activities will also be available for children and include face painting and games.
The ticket price is $20 for Adults; $10 for High School Students and $5 for Children under 13 and it includes one beverage.

  Purchase your tickets today for an evening of food, prizes and giving back to SCA!

We also thank the following sponsors for generously  contributing to the success of this event:
Ernest Harris Architects

We would love to support your business. If you own a restaurant and would like to become part of the growing list of participating restaurants please contact Ms. Ruiz, Director of Alumnae and Family Relations at or 718-882-2882, Ext. 153.

Multi-Year Reunion for Classes ending in 0 and 5

For the Classes ending in "0" and "5"!

Join us on Sunday, April 26, 2020,  Noon to 4:00 p.m., at  St. Catharine Academy for your reunion!

Come for an afternoon to reminisce and create new memories with your fellow classmates.To purchase your reunion ticket,  click here

If you have any questions or would like to be your class representative please contact Ms. Jessica Ruiz, Director of Alumnae and Family Relations  at 718-882-2882, ext. 153 or email

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Donate Now (This year's Fund for Catharinites runs through August 31.)