SCA Online News
January 2019
Alma Matters

College-age alumnae return to share their experiences
College alums enjoyed a brunch and visited with seniors to share some of their college knowledge on Jan. 11. Panelists told students about the transition to college, lessons they learned, and things they would do differently as a senior. Alums also joined smaller groups after the panel to answer questions on a more personal level.

One student said, " I liked learning about everyone's college experiences and listening to the different perspectives of each person. I also enjoyed their honesty. "

Around SCA


Surprise visitor meets dance students
St. Catharine Academy Intro to dance students received a special surprise in class while performing a modern dance for a performance project. Freshmen and Sophomore students were on stage demonstrating their Graham and Horton technique when artist, Iniko, walked in to catch them dancing to her new song "Kingdom." 

Students reacted with shocked faces when the lights were turned on to reveal that dance teacher, Ms. Hawthorne, had organized the meet and greet after noticing how much her students had not only worked hard to learn their choreography, but grown to love the song. When asked how they felt post performance, Freshman, Erleen Sosa-Badia stated, "I felt free; I used my body to tell your story." 

Iniko spoke with the class and posed for photos, leaving them with these words: "Your performance was... my lyrics, in dance form." Needless to say, she and Ms. Hawthorne think this class earned an "A". View more photos of this day in dance.
  
SCA at the ballet
 Just before the holidays, 28 dance students attended a performance of The Nutcracker  at Lincoln Center.  The trip is funded by the Ballet Fund which was originally established by Ann McMorrow Cronin '55 and friends of the arts.

View more photos of the trip to The Nutcracker.



Art teacher Deborah Ross with Shania Burrus, Kamilah Guerrero,
and Leeana Mullamphy standing before their works of art.

SCA students participate in StArt 2019 art exhibition
Three St. Catharine Academy students were among the approximately 90 high school students who had their work exhibited at the StArt 2019 Regional High School Art Exhibition at Concordia College in Bronxville, New York. Thirty-one private and public high schools from the Bronx and Westchester, Fairfield, Orange, and Rockland Counties participated in the exhibition. Goals of the exhibition are to give high school students an opportunity to showcase their work in a professional gallery and to build their credentials and portfolios for college. Students from St. Catharine Academy who participated are seniors Shania Burrus, Kamilah Guerrero, and Leeana Mullamphy.




Robotics team takes highest award at VEX competition
SCA's Robotics Team took the highest award, The Excellence Award, at the VEX competition in January. This is the first time SCA won this award.

The Excellence Award is presented to a team that exemplifies overall excellence in creating a high quality high school robotics program. It is awarded to a team which reflects overall excellence, including design, tournament qualification matches, and robot skills. Judged Award rankings for St. Catharine's included, "this team excels in many areas and is a shining example of dedication, devotion, hard work and teamwork (both students and mentor teacher) as one of the top overall high schools."


Student Spotlight
 
Donjeta Prelvukaj '19 named News12 Scholar Athlete

Donjeta Prelvukaj '19, a Varsity basketball player, was named News12 Scholar Athlete just days after she sunk her 1,000th point. View the view the News12 clip.
Sports Shorts
Cheer headed to Nationals
 
Both the JV and Varsity cheer teams are headed to Nationals in Florida in February. Follow our Facebook and Instagram pages for updates.
Circle the Calendar
Save the date!

Phonathon is almost here
Our student callers are excited and are getting ready for St. Catharine Academy's annual Phonathon, which begins next Tuesday, February 5th. Taking the time to speak with our students is a great way to reconnect with SCA, learn about student life, upcoming events and most importantly raise funds for The Fund for Catharinites.
 
The Fund for Catharinites creates leadership experiences through clubs, athletics, and service opportunities. It augments our Trustee (merit) Scholars Program and tuition assistance grants. You can make a gift towards Area of Greatest Need, Merit Scholarships, Tuition Assistance, Fine Arts, Technology & Innovation, or Athletics. You may direct your gift any way you like.
 
Just in case you're not available on the days of our phonathon, you can make your gift today!
Multi-year Reunion 2019

Alumnae from 1954, 1959, 1964, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009 & 2014

Join us on Sunday, April 7, 2019,  Noon to 4:00 p.m., at  St. Catharine Academy.

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 about any of these events 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 jruiz@scahs.org.

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