SCA Online News
April 2019
Alma Matters
L to R: Sr. Elizabeth McCarthy, RSM '49, Elizabeth Rice Bradley '49,
Margaret Cummings Driscoll '49

Reunion 2019: Alumnae from 1949 to 2009 return to SCA

Some 150 alumnae, past and present faculty, administrators and friends returned to St. Catharine Academy to reminisce and reconnect on April 7. Alumnae from as far back as 1949 and as recently as 2009 enjoyed food from Posto 22. Alumnae celebrating 25, 50, and 70th anniversaries received received flowers and pins to commemorate the occasion.

Valerie Irick Rainford '82 gives keynote address
at National Honor Society induction
  Valerie Irick Rainford '82 was the keynote speaker at the National Honor Society Induction Ceremony on April 10.  A total of 42 students were inducted into the National Honor Society, English Honor Society, Rho Kappa (Social Studies) Honor Society, Beta Honor Society, and the Spanish Honor Society.

Meet the inductees:
Around SCA

Joseph Nader appointed Director of Enrollment Management

Joseph Nader, most recently Enrollment Specialist, Senior Assistant Director of Admissions & Recruitment at Mercy College, has been appointed Director of Enrollment Management at St. Catharine Academy.

Nader brings both enrollment and sales experience to the new fulltime position. He is a graduate of John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Mercy College. During his time at Mercy, Nader met and exceeded admissions goals, created events to attract prospective students and used social media to stay connected.

He believes the key to reaching admissions goals is making personal connections and showing all SCA has to offer, including its strong academics and family-like atmosphere.

"The atmosphere here at St. Catharine Academy is electric," says Nader. "The students and staff bring passion every day and I couldn't be more excited to be a part of such a great environment."
Ashley DeLeon '19 admitted to
3-2 Fordham/Columbia engineering program

Ashley DeLeon '19 has been admitted to the 3-2 Fordham/Columbia engineering program, which will enable her to earn a bachelor's in engineering physics from Fordham University and a master's degree in engineering from Columbia University, all in five years.

" I chose this program because I really feel empowered as a woman to become successful in the field of engineering," says Ashley. " Not many other schools offered this opportunity, and the fact that it's closer to home would allow me to stay near my family and those who mean a lot to me while fulfilling something that my heart is set on."  

President of Student Council, Ashley is also a founding member of the Dance Team, and a member of the Robotics Team, Beta Club and Amnesty International. She pointed to Mrs. Petrignani and Ms. Hawthorne as major influences during her time at SCA. "They always pushed and inspired me to push my limits and to reach my aspirations," she says.
Sports Shorts

Throwback to last year's championship team.
SCA Softball slugging their way through the season
Both the JV and Varsity teams are in second place with a number of games left before playoffs, thanks to the soggy weather. Watch social media for playoff updates in May.
Circle the Calendar

An Ice Cream Social for the Class of 2023.

Register by May 10.

Rising 7th and 8th grade girls: Explore robotics, art, dance, coding and get a jump start on Math and English concepts for high school, all in one program at St. Catharine Academy this summer. Make new friends in a program which balances creative classroom teaching with social activities, athletics, and new STEAM opportunities in a safe environment from July 1 - July 26, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m

Brochure and registration form (Register by May 31)

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