SCA Online News
February 2020
Alma Matters

Ms. Christina Antico '05 (WEI Club Moderator), Diane Larmon, Esq. '00, Paula Vuksic, CPA, MST '86, Xaviea Pittman '96, and Sr. Patricia Wolf, RSM '62  

Women's Empowerment Initiative highlights alumnae stories
Three alumnae returned to St. Catharine Academy to take part in the annual Women's Empowerment Initiative, which celebrated International Women's Day on Feb. 25. They told students in a filled auditorium to believe in themselves, find ways to balance work and life, and take opportunities in school and their careers to create connections and possibilities for advancement and growth.

Diane Larmon, Esq. '00, a talent acquisition manager for Jackson Lewis P.C., Xaviea Pittman '96, executive director, JP Morgan Chase, and Paula Vuksic, CPA, MST '86, a tax partner at Citrin Cooperman, addressed a number of topics including work/life balance, gender issues in different work environments, and finding support with mentors.

Be sure to read more in the next issue of Pathways.
Student Spotlight
Latavia Dobson '22 and Kymeco Walker '21

Two SCA students win YCteen writing competition
Latavia Dobson '22 and Kymeco Walker '21 took first and third place in the YCTeen magazine writing contest. They competed among hundreds of participants throughout New York City. Their essays were recognized for content, quality, and relatability of their writing.

Latavia's essay was about overcoming a situation that originally left her feeling insecure but as she worked through it she learned about her own self-worth. In the essay, she writes, "I learned that life goes on and I am strong,...I know my worth and respect myself too much."

Surprised by the award, Latavia credits her teacher Roseanna Sahadeo with believing in her enough to encourage her to submit an essay. She says she has a new confidence in her writing now.

Kymeco's essay, "I Now Think Before Judging" speaks about learning from a relationship that changed unexpectedly. Kymeco says she has always kept journals and writes regularly. She too credits Ms. Sahadeo with encouraging her writing. "She helps me improve my writing and I take her advice. It helps. The teachers are here to help you with what you need. You have to be willing to take the extra step."

Around SCA


Robotics team qualifies for States
The SCA Robotics team was awarded the Design Award at the VEX Robotics competition on Feb. 9, 2020 which qualifies them for States. 

"It was a tremendous feeling of accomplishment and a sign that we are making a difference for girls everywhere," says programmer Angelina Persaud. "As a future woman in STEM and programmer for the team, I felt proud of how far we have come and that we're able to do what we're passionate about everyday."   

Co-captain  Mikayla Marcus adds,  "I'm very proud of our team! Winning the D esign  A ward  was a great payoff for everyone's hard work. We all have high hopes for States and are doing our best to make them a reality."  

Rho Kappa celebrates Black History Month

The Social Studies Honor Society, Rho Kappa, celebrated Black History Month with posters, student reflections and a short biography of historical figures which was read during the daily announcements. 

Students spoke about how they have been inspired by Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, and Fredrick Douglass, just to name a few. 
Sports Shorts
JV Team
Varsity Team

Cheer teams rank nationally after competing at Nationals

The JV and Varsity teams competed at UCA National High School
Cheerleading Championship held at Disney World, Feb. 7-9. During the weekend they took four awards, keeping them on the national map, which is now more than a decade-long tradition.

Varsity won Silver Medallion for Small Varsity in World School Cheerleading Championship and placed   6th in nation, Small Varsity Division 2.
The JV Non Tumbling team ranks 4th in the Nation and also took 7th place in the Game Day Competition.

Circle the Calendar

Best Bites of Bronx and Westchester
Get your tickets now!

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 PizzeriaThe Cookie Glow Factory , Patsy's Pizzeria Morris Park, Sals II Pizza and Morris Park Bake Shop.

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
Patrick Hussey - Joseph K. Blum Engineers

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.)