SCA Online News
February 2018
Alma Matters
 Join SCA at National Student Walkout for Gun Reform

St. Catharine Academy will be joining students and educators around the nation on  March 14th at 10am in a student walkout for gun reform.  SCA will walk east on Pelham Parkway for 17 minutes in memory of the 17 people who were killed in Parkland, Florida.  Please consider joining your SCA sisters on this walk.  Simply come to SCA by  10 a.m.

SCA Phonathon: Did you talk with 
a current student recently about SCA?

Thank you to all those who participated in the recent Phonathon. Our students enjoyed talking with so many of you this past month.


Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick's Day--so this month Irish Soda Bread is on the menu.

Recipes for April through May are still needed.  Send your recipes and a photo of yourself to development@scahs.org

Upcoming recipes:
April issue:  Mother's Day breakfasts
May issue: BBQ/Picnic




For St. Patrick's Day: Irish Soda Bread
by staff member Kay Whalen
Student Spotlight


Ailish Gooney '18 Named Scholar Athlete of the Week
Ailish Gooney '18, who scored her 1,000 point in late February, has been named a Scholar Athlete by News 12.

She began playing basketball in the fourth grade. Now on St. Catharine's Varsity team, she plays both point guard and shooting guard. A graduate of St. Luke School, Ailish said she first met Coach Mike Rosario when she was seven years old and her sister Sinead was a student at St. Catharine's. At that time, Coach Rosario was the JV Coach.

 Watch the Scholar Athlete segment about Ailish. 
Around SCA
     
  

SCA Students Sending Support to Parkland Students
Students at St. Catharine's are joining a nationwide letter writing campaign to show their support to students in Parkland, Fla. They wrote more than 500 letters as part of their Theology classes. The goal is to have messages from around the nation at the school for when students return.

Sr. Lynn Ann Dalton, S.C., chair of theology, said, "SCA is building a bridge of love, hope and healing by writing letters to the students of Parkland, Fla. "
        
SCA's First Dance Team Has Successful Season
This year, St. Catharine's unveiled its first ever Dance Team, coached by Janika Hawthorne. This season the team competed in two competitions placing fourth and first. The team ended the season with a Showcase Performance at Hofstra University's Men's Basketball game.

The team was proposed by junor Ashley DeLeon. Her goals included promoting spirit in the school and the community, competing in local competitions, and performing at major school events.

"I can remember being a student at St. Catharine and traveling to the city after school four days a week for my dance training when I was admitted and received a scholarship to The Alvin Ailey School as a teenager," Ms. Hawthorne concluded. "It is so fulfilling to be able to work with my students who have a talent and passion for dance, right here at SCA."

Sports Shorts

St. Catharine's Cheer Teams Placed 1st and 3rd at Nationals
The Junior Varsity team took first place at the Universal Cheerleaders Association's (UCA)The National High School Cheerleading Championship (NHSCC) in Orlando, Fla., which is the most prestigious cheerleading championship in the country. The Varsity team took third place. St. Catharine's has been nationally ranked for more than a decade. They also took first place at the Catholic High School Athletic Association (CHSAA).






Varsity Basketball in Playoff Finals

St. Catharine's Varsity Basketball team is headed to the Finals in the Playoffs. They beat Cathedral, 55-49 and Vincent Ferrer, 50-37 to receive the FInals berth. Watch Facebook for updates on the Championship Game.
Upcoming Events

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.

Invitations have been mailed. Please let us know if you do not receive your invitation. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Jessica Ruiz, Alumnae Director at 718-882-2882, ext. 153 or email at jruiz@scahs.org .

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