SCA Online News
June 2017
Alma Matters

(L to R) Corinne Ambrosi '81, AnnMarie DelliPizzi Citardi '86, Sharon Killian Hill '92, Jennifer Correale '87, Kimberly Ostolaza '98, Kathy Casey-Paulsen '78, Lori Mooney '99, Carly 
Villarruel '07, and Debra Brookes '89.

Career Day
Students learn about different careers when alumnae return to tell them about what they are doing now. Careers included: m edicine, nursing, allied health professions, pharmacy, entertainment, interior design, engineering, business, criminal justice, teaching, clinical psychologist, and law.

(L to R) Annette Stabile '08, LuAnn Venezia Spano '75, Susan King Farrell '72, Kimberly Ostolaza '98 and  Linda Livornese Wilkie '69.with students.  

SCA Mentors Share Their Talent and Time
Mentors share their talent and time with SCA students throughout the year.  Mentors are guides for college applications, career interests, and personal growth.  If you are interested in the Mentor Program please contact Sr. Patricia Wolf.

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SCA Wins Six Eddy Awards, including News Team
At the 44th Annual Eddy Award ceremony on Friday, May 19, 2017 at the New York Archdiocese Instructional Television (ITV) Studio in Yonkers, New York, St. Catharine Academy captured six first place awards for excellence in broadcast journalism for the ITV series "News and Views", including best news team.  The SCA team, which is m oderated by Roseanne Riolo, English teacher, produced a twenty-minute news program about women veterans and the challenges of their return to civilian life. 

The Best News Team Award in the high school category recognizes the best overall program, best general performance, best writing, and reflects the strength of the students' efforts.

The other SCA Eddy wins included: 
Graphics: Team
Anchor: Victoria Costa and Alyssa Bayron
Feature: Laura Bacaj
Interview: Charlize Baez and Samantha Rojas

News and Views alumnae returned to St. Catharine's to celebrate the current team's success and reminisce about their own time in the program. (See photo above of the news team and alumnae.)
National Honor Society Induction
Students were inducted into several honor societies on May 23. Alumna  Denise M. Miranda, Esq. '90, acting executive director of the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs, (pictured above) gave the keynote address. 

 With some 20 years of litigation experience, Ms. Miranda has worked in both the private and nonprofit sectors. She is a graduate of New York University and earned her law degree from St John's School of Law. Ms. Miranda is member of the New York State bar and has been admitted to the Southern and Eastern Federal District Courts. She is also a member of the Puerto Rican Bar Association, the Women's City Club and the 100 Hispanic Women of Westchester.


Commencement 2017
The Class of 2017 graduated on June 3 at St. Catharine Academy. Kamali Hawthorne O'Meally '96, senior vice president, Citi Group, offered the invocation and conferred the In Her Footsteps Award (see right photo above)..

Awardees included:
Samantha Juncaj, who received the Catharinite Award (left photo)
Tynesha Taylor, who received the In Her Footsteps Award. (right photo)

Ring and Pin Night
The tradition continues as juniors receive their rings and pins. View pictures here.
Sports Shorts
GAA Dinner
St. Catharine Academy honored its student athletes at the 32nd Annual Athletics Awards Dinner held at Maestro's. Administrators, faculty, parents, and friends gathered to acknowledge the accomplishments of these fine athletes on May 11.

Upcoming Events

Higher Achievement Program
HAP is a  summer enrichment course which reinforces skills in English, Math and Reading needed for the TACHS exam ( T est for  A dmission into  C atholic  H igh  S chool). 

It also offers students a glimpse of the high school experience - developing friendships, working together in a classroom setting and on the playing field.  This is an opportunity for young women to achieve a greater understanding of the importance of building community.

Dates: July 5 to 21, 2017
Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Cost: $500

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