SCA Online News
December 2017
Christmas Wishes
As we think of the baby born in the stable, we realize the most precious gifts do not have glitter and gleam. They bring people together or create a change of heart. This Christmas may you be that gift to those around you. We at St. Catharine's celebrate the gift of each of you. May 2018 bring many blessings.
Alma Matters

SCA Alumnae Join Together and Embrace the Spirit of Year-round Giving

Nine alumnae from the Class of 1975 celebrated Candy Peterson '75's 60 th birthday in November. They learned of Candy's long battle with Multiple Sclerosis at their 35th reunion and have been visiting Candy at her nursing facility ever since.

Calling All Alums
  Send your recipes and a photo of yourself to

Upcoming recipes needed: 
January issue: Valentine's Day
February issue: St. Patrick's Day
March issue: Easter
April issue: Mother's Day breakfast
May issue: BBQ/Picnic

For Christmas, Moist Banana Muffins
by alumna Catherine Valentino '77

Non-Stick Cooking Spray or Cupcake Baking Cups 
1 & half Sticks of Butter (melted) 
1/2 Cup of Sugar 
2 Eggs (room temperature) 
3 Ripe Bananas 
1 Teaspoon of Lemon Juice 
2 Cups of Flour 
3 Teaspoons of Baking Powder 
1/4 Teaspoon of Salt 
1 Cup of Chopped Nuts (Optional) 

Get the full recipe
Student Spotlight

J ennifer Lin '18 Created the Recipe Roundup Graphic

Jennifer Lin '18, secretary of the Photography Club and a member of the Environmental Club, was part of the graphic design class assignment to create the Recipe Roundup logo (story above) for the E-Newsletters. 

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Around SCA
Christmas Looks Special at SCA
Sports Shorts

JV and Varsity Cheer Teams Headed to Nationals for 14th Straight Year!

For the 14th year in a row, the SCA Cheerleading Varsity will get a chance to defend their national ranking at the Universal Cheerleading Associations' (UCA) national competition in Orlando, Florida, February 10-11, 2018. 

The Varsity turned in a 3rd place performance at the Empire Regional Competition at Nassau Community College on December 2. SCA competes in the Small Varsity Division and is ranked 13th in the Nation.  The Varsity will be joined by the JV team who placed first in the JV non-tumbling division. The JV team was awarded an automatic bid to Nationals. 

Coach Nicole Pennacchia Sallustio '00 said, "It is an awesome accomplishment to reach National competition 14 years in a row! We are very proud of the accomplishments of the Varsity and JV teams.  I am optimistic that we will continue our tradition of top national ranking for SCA. In the meantime we continue to compete locally to be best prepared for Nationals."
SCA Varsity Basketball in First Place
The Varsty Basketball Team climbed into first place with a home game win over St. Vincent Ferrer on Dec. 19 with a score of 56-43.
Upcoming Events

Young Alum Gathering for the Classes '14-'17

Friday, January 5, 2018, 12:30 p.m.

Share your college experiences with our current seniors 
and come back to catch up with your classmates. 

Please email Ms. Jessica Ruiz, Alumnae Director, if you will be attending.

Alumnae Reunion for Classes Ending in 3s and 8s

Sunday, April 22, 2018
Noon to 4 p.m.
St. Catharine Academy

Join us for an afternoon to reminisce and create new memories 
with your fellow classmates.  More information to follow.

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

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