October 26, 2018
Jesuit Excellence Tour
Saint Basil Academy welcomed 15 Jesuit colleges and universities from all over the country on October 11. All students were encouraged to meet up with the representatives during their lunch period. The colleges and universities were set up as a mini college fair in the AP room. We always look forward to hosting this annual visit with the Jesuit schools.

Leadership Conference 
On Friday October 12, eleven seniors in the Women's Leadership Seminar class attended the Pennsylvania Conference for Women. After hearing keynote speaker Amal Clooney discuss her work as a human rights advocate, specifically her advocacy for Yazidi women seeking justice from ISIS, we were invited to listen to a panel discussion about unconscious bias. Afterwards, students were given the opportunity to visit speakers and vendors from around the state. Lastly, we attended an interview with Serena Williams, where we learned about her mission to reduce the maternal mortality rate in the United States. Students enjoyed the exposure to so many women in positions of leadership, and were excited to represent Saint Basil Academy at such an incredible event. 
GEARS Day (Girls in Engineering and Related Sciences)
Five SBA students actively participated in the University of Pennsylvania's GEARS Day held on Saturday, October 13, 2018. GEARS Day (Girls in Engineering and Related Sciences) is a program facilitated by the the University of Pennsylvania's Society of Women Engineers in conjunction with the Philadelphia Society of Women Engineers (SWE). The program is a one day event for high school girls in the Philadelphia area where they participate in a series of hands-on workshops designed to generate interest in several engineering and scientific areas. The ultimate goal is to interest the high school girls in pursuing a major in engineering in college. Aside from the workshops, students also meet up with a PENN student panel and engage with current students, faculty and Philadelphia SWE volunteers.
SBA would like to congratulate Ann Abraham, Isabella Marrone, Kayla Guevara, Francelie Arguelles and Stephanie Kim for applying to and participating in the 2018 GEARS day!

Safety Sisters Club
The Safety Sisters Club had their first self defense class at Amerikick Martial Arts Northeast on October 13.


Athletic Hall  of Fame
On Saturday, October 13, Saint Basil Academy hosted the Athletic Hall of Fame ceremony.  Family, friends, coaches and staff gathered to celebrate the outstanding achievements of these Inductees.  It is our pleasure to congratulate these 17 new members of the SBA Athletic Hall of Fame. 

Maureen (Murphy) Brophy, 1992
 Melissa (Bates) Razler, 1996
Jessica Posimo, 2006
Melissa (Vassalotti) Twist, 2007
Jacqueline Thompson, 2011
Laura Kuhlmeier, 2012 

2006 State Championship Cross Country Team
Rachel Morelli, 2008; Katie Barrett, 2008; Elizabeth Barrett, 2010; Kathleen Davies, 2007; Christina Morelli, 2007; Rachel Mack, 2009; Emily McCrea, 2008; Colleen Gilmore, 2009
(Coaches Greg Green and Mary (Crossin) Esposito '01)

Coach Steve Sonneborn, Softball


AMP Students Work on Linear Motion Lab
AMP students have started their study of physics, and in these photos are collecting data for a position versus time graph of linear motion. This graphing exercise correlates to the study of linear functions in algebra 1. They will be integrating this new understanding of linear motion into a more generalized study of linear functions.
Cross Country
Congratulations to  Alina La Forest!  Alina captured the bronze medal in the 
Catholic Academy League Championships held at Tyler  Park on October 16.

Congratulations the soccer team who won the District 1 playoff, beating Springfield High School, 3-1.  They  will play New Hope High School for the District 1 Championship on Tuesday, October 30 at 7 PM.  The game will be played at New Hope High School.   Good Luck!

Congratulations to the volleyball team for their 3-0 win in the District 1 playoff against Mast Charter. They will play for the District 1 Championship on Tuesday, 10/30, at Upper Dublin High School. Game time: 7 PM. Opponent To be determined. Good Luck!