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Principal Rosemary Beirne announced on October 2, 2019 that four Ursuline seniors have been recognized for academic excellence based on their outstanding PSAT/NMSQT scores. Stella Banino, Jenna Chiarella, Kyla Golding and Lorelei Wolf have been named National Merit Commended Students.
 

Approximately 1.6 million students throughout the nation took the 2018 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test as juniors last year.  An estimated 34,000 have been recognized as Commended Students.

 

We congratulate these students as they continue to work hard, apply their best strategies and learn from whatever challenges they encounter. Pictured here are Stella, Lorelei, Jenna, and Kyla.

 

We are delighted to welcome a group of exceptional teachers and staff to our school in September 2019. Their enthusiasm, experience, and energy will enrich the learning environment.

 

 

Let us introduce you to the following new members of The Ursuline School community:
 

Seated, from left:

Gabrielle Colletti, Religious Studies Department.
Ms. Colletti is teaching 7th and 9th grade Religious Studies. She is a graduate of Iona College and earned a Master's degree in Education Childhood 1-6 from Fordham University. Ms. Colletti brings to Ursuline her experience teaching at St Raymond's Elementary School and teaching in an ICT class at PS 182. Ms. Colletti is also co-moderating the Breast Cancer Awareness Club at Ursuline.
 

James Moran, Religious Studies Department.
Mr. Moran is teaching 9th and 10th grade Religious Studies. He holds a Master's degree in history from Lehman College and catechetical certification from the Archdiocese of New York.
 

Kayla Smith, Reading & Language Development Department.
Mrs. Smith is serving as a Middle School Math Specialist in RLD, the Reading & Language Development Department.  She wants to get involved at Ursuline as much as possible to exude Serviam and has stepped up to co-moderate three clubs: PAWS (Protecting Animals With Service), Autism Awareness, and Prayer Bear. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Education from the University of Mississippi, with concentrations in Math, English Language Arts, and Mild/Moderate Special Education. Mrs. Smith has also earned a Master's degree in Special Education from Mississippi College. She worked previously at Our Lady of Victory in Mount Vernon as an Academic Interventionist.  Mrs. Smith was born and raised along the Mississippi Gulf Coast.  She notes that her entire immediate family are teachers.
 

Kim Saxton, Athletic Director.
Ms. Saxton brings to Ursuline 15 years' experience working in public and private school education and athletics. She has coached in several school districts, most recently in the Peekskill City School District, where she assisted the Athletic Director and coached girls' basketball. In addition, she taught physical education at Peekskill High School, mentored teachers, co-led professional development, and served on several building and district-wide committees.  Ms. Saxton also was appointed interim Athletic Director at Peekskill High School when a short-term need arose.  She received a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from University of New Haven, where she was a four-year starter and three-year captain of the basketball team.  Ms. Saxton then completed a Master's degree in Education/Physical Education from Queens College. She pursued further studies in administration at Mercy College and earned certificates of advanced study in both School Building Leadership and School District Leadership. Ms. Saxton is an Ursuline alumna, Class of 2000.  Her passion is arts and crafts.
 

Stephanie Gold, Reading & Language Development Department.
Ms. Gold provides Science support in the Reading & Language Development Department. She has a Bachelor's degree in Biology and Psychology from Georgetown University and has earned a  Master's degree in Science Education from New York University. Ms. Gold also completed a Certificate in Special Education from Mercy College. She is the mother of two boys, Ezra (4) and Leo (3 months). She loves to travel, and has visited Fiji, Australia, Brazil, Israel, Egypt, Italy, France, Botswana, Namibia, and Costa Rica. She even taught Science at an International School in Cape Town South Africa in her 20s. 
 

Standing, from left:

Victoria Mandarano, Director, Personal Development Program.
At Ursuline, Personal Development includes courses and supplemental activities. Ms. Mandarano teaches Personal Development for the middle school. She also teaches Peer Leadership and Peer Mediation. In addition, she runs an activity class teaching middle school students with mindfulness, meditation, and yoga and also leads the 9th grade Personal Development off-site orientation. Ms. Mandarano co-moderates the Love Shouldn't Hurt Club.  Ms. Mandarano holds a Bachelor's degree in English from Concordia College and earned a Master's degree in Education, School Counseling from Lehman College. She holds certifications in Children's Yoga, as well as Play Therapy and the Arts with Teens to Address Attachment, Trauma, Self-Esteem &; Empathy Issues.
 

Lauren Forte, Math Department.
Ms. Forte is teaching Math 7 and Math 8. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Fordham University and earned a Master's degree in Educational Technology from Iona College. Ms. Forte is thrilled to rejoin the Ursuline faculty after spending several years away from the classroom, with her children.
 

Kristen Muschio, Social Studies Department.
Ms. Muschio teaches Economics for Life, Economics for Life Honors, Government & Politics Honors, US History Honors and AP US History. She is a graduate of College of Mt. St. Vincent where she earned her Bachelor's degree in History and her Master's degree in Urban & Multicultural Education.  Ms. Muschio is currently enrolled at Manhattan College for Administration. She co-moderates the Student Council at Ursuline. Ms. Muschio loves to read and travel and has been fortunate enough to visit many countries throughout Europe and the Caribbean. Her favorite sport is basketball; in fact, she used to play as a point guard.
 

Fortunata Adriana DeLucia, World Languages Department.
Ms. DeLucia teaches Italian II, Italian II honors, and Italian AP. She is also co-moderating the Italian Society Club. Ms. DeLucia was born and raised outside of Naples, Italy and came to the United States 14 years ago.  She previously taught Italian at Norwalk Community College.
 

Heather Coffey, Social Studies Department.
Ms. Coffey teaches five sections of Global History 10. She studied Secondary Education and History at Boston College and earned a Master's degree in Literacy/ Reading 5-12 from Fordham University.  Ms. Coffey previously worked at Eastchester High School and Our Lady of Victory Academy in Dobbs Ferry.  Ms. Coffey is moderator of the club Students for the Constitution. She also devotes time to the non-profit Overcoming Obstacles that provides teachers across the United States with life skill curriculum training as well as assisting in the developing and writing of Overcoming Obstacles Life skills curriculum.  Ms. Coffey has been home with her three children for the past few years and she is very excited to be back in the classroom.
 

Alyssa Tenore, English Department.
Ms. Tenore is teaching English 8 and English 10.  She is an Ursuline alumna, Class of 2006. She received a Bachelor's degree in English from Iona College, and returned for her Masters of Science in Teaching in Adolescent English Education. A major part of her graduate work focused on Young Adult literature; she wrote her thesis on "Supporting Feminism Through Exploring the Female Experience in Young Adult Literature."  Ms. Tenore co-moderates the Autism Awareness Club at Ursuline.

 

Paul Grisanti, Social Studies Department.
Shortly after this photo was taken, we were pleased to welcome Mr. Grisanti to Ursuline.  He joins us from Our Saviour Lutheran High School in the Bronx and Convent of the Sacred Heart in Greenwich, CT.  Mr. Grisanti received his Master’s degree in History from Boston College and his Bachelor’s from the College of the Holy Cross.  Mr. Grisanti is teaching Global History 9 Honors, Advanced Placement European History and Introduction to Psychology. He looks forward to working with his students and helping Mr. Bratt with Ursuline’s speech and debate team. 

 

 

Heartfelt thanks to Paul and MC McEvoy, parents of Carolyn McEvoy Galligan ’06, for providing a great boost to the Innovation Campaign with their leadership pledge of $500,000. Ursuline is truly a family school for the McEvoys who represent three generations that include mothers, daughters, cousins and aunts. We were thrilled to have had several members of the extended McEvoy family on campus on September 16, 2019 to offer our gratitude and to toast to the future of The Ursuline School.

 

    

 

Their generous commitment to the Innovation Campaign has earned the McEvoys naming rights to the iconic Ursuline School arch over the steps to North Avenue as well as to the lawn in front of the South Building.

 

President Eileen Davidson hopes that, “All those who walk through the McEvoy Family Arch will be inspired by Paul and MC’s dedication to the Ursuline motto of Serviam – I will serve. The McEvoys share their gifts of time, talent and treasure with many. We are grateful and humbled to be among the organizations that they support so enthusiastically.”

 

Pictured here under the McEvoy Family Arch are, in front left to right, Julie McEvoy Balloch '80, Susie MacNamee McEvoy '48, Linda McEvoy Maloney '79, and, in back from the left, Betsy McEvoy Molisani '69, Carolyn McEvoy Galligan '06, MC McEvoy P'06, Paul McEvoy P'06.

 

The McEvoy Family Lawn will continue to be the site of wonderful Ursuline traditions such as Ring Day, Graduation line-up, and Reunion.

 

Proud alumna Carolyn ’06 wants it to be a happy place where students can relax and socialize. “Ursuline laid the foundation for my friendships, faith, work ethic and sense of service. You know that every girl who walks through those doors will shine bright and make the world a greater place. The traditions and values remain the same, but the school keeps getting better and better!”

 

 

The McEvoy's generous pledge provides further momentum to the Innovation Campaign that will build new spaces on the Ursuline campus in line with 21st century learning approaches, improve general campus functionality, and incorporate new security features.

 

Groundbreaking was celebrated in June 2019. Construction during Summer 2019 involved preparation of the grounds, excavation and forming.

 

The hum of machinery pierced the air as the old lobby was demolished and excavation took place - but not before the seal from the front lobby, the engraved pavers on the JB Commons, and the senior path were very carefully safeguarded.  

 

The new footprint of Ursuline has begun to take shape! New active learning spaces and gathering places will enhance the campus.

 

To learn more about the construction or to join the Innovation Campaign effort, please go to www.tusinnovationcampaign.org

#TUSTimeIsNow! 

 

On September 18, 2019 The Journal News published an interview with Ursuline Athletic Director Kimberly Saxton who has returned to her alma mater to take on this senior leadership position.

As reported in the interview, Ms. Saxton values her role and the opportunity to make a difference.  “It’s truly a great feeling to come back home and serve a community and be a part of a family that embraced me at, truly, an integral part in my life,” Saxton said during a recent interview in her office.

“I do believe that it’s my calling to work with our youth,” she said. “As a (physical education) teacher, I could only affect the students that come into the gym. As an administrator, I can affect and I can implement things on a broader scale.”

The article includes the following reporting: “The Journal News/lohud conducted an extensive look at the diversity among Section 1 athletic directors last year and found that out of the 70 positions examined, only eight were held by women and only four were held by minorities. Keio's Andrine Trotman was the lone black woman.


Saxton said she feels a sense of responsibility to inspire the younger generation of women.

“Sometimes our power is taken from us, and to have more women in athletics and women as athletic directors, I think, is moving in the right direction,” she said.

“The future is women,” she added, beaming with pride and a smile.

Still, the statistics show an overwhelming lack of diversity both in Section 1 and at the national level when it comes to athletic director positions. There are likely plenty of young women who want to pursue these jobs but may feel hesitant to do so because the profession is so heavily dominated by men.

 

What advice does Saxton have for those young women?

“Never give up. Always be persistent,” she said. “No matter what anybody tells you, strive for excellence.”

We invite you to read the full article at lohud.com here: https://www.lohud.com/story/sports/high-school/2019/09/18/ursuline-athletic-director-kimberly-saxton-aims-serve-inspire/2287292001/

 

As we previously announced, Ms. Saxton is an alumna of The Ursuline School, Class of 2000, and enjoyed playing for the Koala soccer and basketball teams.  Ms. Saxton brings to Ursuline 15 years' experience working in public and private school education and athletics. She has coached in several school districts, most recently in the Peekskill City School District, where she assisted the Athletic Director and coached girls' basketball. In addition, she taught physical education at Peekskill High School, mentored teachers, co-led professional development, and served on several building and district-wide committees. Ms. Saxton also has served as interim Athletic Director at Peekskill High School. 

She received a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from University of New Haven, where she was a four-year starter and three-year captain of the basketball team.  Ms. Saxton then completed a master's degree in Education/Physical Education from Queens College. She pursued further studies in administration at Mercy College and earned certificates of advanced study in both School Building Leadership and School District Leadership.

 

 

Heeding the call to Never Forget, The Ursuline School remembers September 11 each year through prayer and through service.

At our Opening School Mass on September 12, 2019 we prayerfully remembered the victims of the attacks of September 11 and asked God for peace and consolation.  Mr. Monacelli carried in the American Flag. Several special symbols graced our liturgy: a six-inch piece of steel from the World Trade Center Towers and an inspirational memoir by Pamela Bundschuh Koch ’68, For Goodness Sake, that revealed the story behind the St. James 9/11 bereavement support group.

 

    

 

An oak sapling was blessed at the beginning of our liturgy and dedicated in a short ceremony following our Mass. The tree will be a living reminder of our alumna Helen Crossin-Kittle '85, the only Ursuline alumna who was among those lost on that tragic day 18 years ago, and the loved ones of our extended school community who were lost on 9/11/01.

 

Ursuline is proud and honored to have been selected as a home for this sapling from The World Trade Center Oak Project. Forty-one oak saplings - from acorns collected from the oak trees surrounding the September 11 Memorial in New York City and raised in Michigan - are being donated and delivered to families, first responders and other organizations in the New York area this week as living memorials. Out of the destruction will come new life in this tree. 

 

Present for the blessing and dedication were members of the Kittle family. Joining them were several of Helen’s classmates from the Class of 1985 who have established the Helen Crossin-Kittle '85 Memorial Scholarship at Ursuline in her memory. The first recipient of the scholarship, Kristen ’20, participated in the dedication. Our oak tree will serve as a symbol of hope and strength for future generations of Ursuline students. Thank you to Chris Hopcraft of The World Trade Center Oak Project for joining us and for selecting Ursuline as a home for one of the saplings.

 

The service aspect of our September 11 remembrance took place on September 7 at the Hugh A. Doyle Senior Center New Rochelle Office for the Aging in New Rochelle. It was part of Volunteer NY! 9/11 Serve + Remember Program, an annual community-wide day of service dedicated to honoring the memory of those who died on September 11, 2001. 

 

The first service opportunity of the new school year was a fun and creative way to share the spirit of Serviam within our local community.

Fourteen Ursuline students - including five new ninth graders - participated in a service project on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at the Hugh A. Doyle Senior Center New Rochelle Office for the Aging in New Rochelle. The students painted colorful signs to help raise awareness of the city's nonprofits. The signs will be used in the City of New Rochelle's Thanksgiving Parade on Saturday, November 23 to inspire people to share their time and talents with these very worthy organizations.

 

 

This project was part of Volunteer NY! 9/11 Serve + Remember Program, an annual community-wide day of service dedicated to honoring the memory of those who died on September 11, 2001. Ursuline's participation was coordinated by Social Action Club co-presidents Antoinette Frascone '20 and Ally Sheridan '20, with faculty moderator Ms. Patrice McDermott '84. They were asked to consider projects that had the most urgent need for volunteers and that would benefit from Ursuline participation. 

 

    

 

 

 

 

The Building on the Tradition of Innovation Campaign is making steady progress during August 2019. The preparation, relocation of the entrance and lobby demolition is completed. Excavation is underway and the hum of machinery fills the air. In case you were wondering,  #TUSTimeIsNow! 

 

 

When Ursuline students begin the 2019-2020 school year next month, the campus will look very different as work on the iHub, Christina Jun Murphy Student Commons, high-tech media conference center, Ann Clemente Admissions Suite, additional meeting spaces and new lobby begin to take shape. These bright new spaces will be flexible, integrated and innovative in their design to allow for maximum creativity, collaboration and global connectedness. New and enhanced security features throughout the school round out the effort. With demolition complete and new construction outside the footprint of the school, disruption will be minimal. 

  

 

President Eileen Davidson reports that we are halfway to the $8.5 million fundraising goal, "As I watch the daily progress on this transformative capital project, it is not surprising that our faithful supporters want to be involved. It is incredibly exciting! But to be successful, we will need everyone to give as generously as possible. Please consider partnering with us, to accomplish this for current and future Ursuline students." Donations and pledges of all sizes have helped bring us to this point. For alumnae, there is even more incentive to contribute thanks to a Challenge Grant from the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Foundation. To encourage alumnae support for the Campaign, the Leavey Foundation will match every gift made by alumnae, dollar for dollar, up to $500,000. To date, $142,000 has been raised against this challenge.

 

Ursuline Trustee and Facilities Committee Chair, Sheila Sohr P'12 shared, "It's been a very exciting month on the Ursuline campus as we're seeing our many hours of collaboration and planning come to life. We are thankful for those who are working diligently onsite each day and for the extra care they have shown in safeguarding the seal from the front lobby, the engraved pavers on the JB Commons, and the senior path. Our team of architects, project managers, and of course Ursuline leaders, staff, and Trustees are working tirelessly to ensure things move along smoothly. Our students and families will be excited to see the progress come September. And of course, the finished product in 2020!"

 

 

To learn more about the Building on the Tradition of Innovation Campaign and how you can get involved, please visit:  www.tusinnovationcampaign.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Ursuline School community is deeply saddened by the passing of trustee and alumna Claire McIntee on July 4, 2019.

 

Claire joined the Board of Trustees in September 2015. A consummate educator-leader, she brought great wisdom to the Board and to her role as Chair of the Education Committee. Claire chaired the Principal Search Committee in 2018, leading the committee comprised of faculty, staff, trustees, and parents to the successful selection of Rosemary Beirne as the new Principal of The Ursuline School.

 

Claire was thoughtful, discerning, and smart — and gracious in a way seldom seen today. Her mere presence elevated the atmosphere and made us all the better. Claire never called attention to herself, even in her declining health, as her first concern was always those she was with and the task at hand. She was a proud member of the Class of 1957 and remained very close with her Ursuline classmates with whom she traveled annually.

 

In her distinguished career, Claire served as the NYC Leadership Academy Senior Vice President of Programs, overseeing the Aspiring Principals Program and Leadership Support Programs. Before joining the NYC Leadership Academy, Claire served as District Superintendent among various administrative positions within the NYC public schools. Throughout her distinguished career, she was the recipient of many honors including Woman of Distinction from the New York Senate and Educator of the Year from the Emerald Society.

 

Claire is survived by her husband, Eric Albert, and sisters, Virginia McIntee Irwin '52 and Joan McIntee '54.

 

A memorial mass will be held at Ursuline on Saturday, September 21.

 

Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace. Amen.
 

On Thursday, June 20, 2019 amidst thunderstorms and torrential rain, the sky cleared for 15 minutes - just enough time for donors, trustees and school leadership to put shovels in the ground and officially kick-off the building phase of the Innovation Campaign! No doubt, St. Angela herself had intervened.

 

 

 

 

 

An inspiring program weaved Ursuline's rich history, present day success and exhilarating future. Sr. Jane Finnerty, OSU, Provincial of the Eastern Province, credited the founding Ursuline sisters who brought us to this point, "We are the beneficiaries of their vision and dedication to the mission of Ursuline Education. Valued women who shared the wonderful legacy of education with all of us."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daphne Banino '22 shared what she appreciates most about Ursuline: "If you're here tonight, then you know the basic principle of this school - the same one that draws all of its students towards it, and what I believe, is the same principle that causes us all to stay: Ursuline invests in us. In our passions.  In our dreams. In the unique sides of ourselves we don't realize anyone else sees or believes in."  

 

 

President Eileen Davidson acknowledged and thanked lead donors to the Innovation Campaign, as well as those who have shared their time and expertise, such as the four Ursuline sophomores who designed and developed the Campaign website, and the TUS Film Club who have produced, filmed and moderated three Donor Roundtables that can be found on the website.

 

 

Following prayers of thanksgiving and the blessing of the construction site by Monsignor Dennis Keane, Ursuline Trustees, donors and campaign leadership joyfully donned hard hats and put shovels to dirt. The excitement continued afterward as Ursuline supporters toasted to the bright future of The Ursuline School and the talented students who walk its hallways.

 

Photos by Chris Pope and Catherine Condolff

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to Sonia Citron '21 and Team USA on winning the Gold Medal at the FIBA Under16 Women's Americas Championship in Aysen, Chile!

 

Sonia was invited to the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs this spring where she was one of 146 athletes who were selected to try out for the USA Basketball Under 16 National Team.  During the initial days of tryouts, Head Coach Mark Campbell told the 146 players, "Think about where you are. There are about 450,000 high school basketball players, and .0369% of them are here for this tryout. THAT'S AWESOME!"

 

 

 

 

After days of intense tryouts with the field continually being narrowed down, Sonia was selected as one of the 12 members who would wear "USA" and represent our country on the Under 16 National Team at the 2019 FIBA Americas U16 Championship in Puerto Aysen, Chile. After her selection to the team Sonia commented "It's the best feeling ever to be able to wear USA. It's an honor."

 

The team returned to the Olympic Training Center for a week of training and team bonding prior to their long trip to Chile.  Sonia expressed to reporters prior to the first game. "We've been working for this for so long, All our hard work is about to be tested, and we are just going to go after it. We are all really excited."

 

 

 

 

 

Sonia, a starter in all 6 of the games, was an integral member as she and Team USA dominated the competition throughout the FIBA Americas Championship, outscoring their opponents 618-195 en route to defeating Canada in the gold medal game, 87-37. During the 6 games of international play, Sonia averaged 13.3 points per game and, based on her outstanding performance, was named to the All-Star team of the FIBA U16 Women's Americas Championship. "It's a great feeling. I couldn't have done it without my teammates. It's just an honor to be chosen," Sonia remarked. Team USA coach Mark Campbell expressed, "Sonia came out of nowhere and has been one of the better players on our team the whole time."

 

Sonia and her teammates now have qualified for the 2020 FIBA U17 World Cup that will be played in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

 

 

President Eileen Davidson is pleased to announce the selection of Kimberly Saxton as the new Athletic Director of The Ursuline School, effective August 1, 2019.  Ms. Saxton will take on the role from Maureen Kern, who is retiring after a 25-year career at The Ursuline School.

 

 

 

Ms. Saxton brings to Ursuline 15 years' experience working in public and private school education and athletics. She has coached in several school districts, most recently in the Peekskill City School District, where she assisted the Athletic Director and coached girls' basketball. In addition, she taught physical education at Peekskill High School, mentored teachers, co-led professional development, and served on several building and district-wide committees.  Ms. Saxton also has served as interim Athletic Director at Peekskill High School.

 

 

Ms. Saxton is an alumna of The Ursuline School, Class of 2000, and enjoyed playing for the Koala soccer and basketball teams.  She says, "Ursuline shaped and influenced me to become the woman and scholar that I am today. I am excited to be returning home to my alma mater."

 

 

She received a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from University of New Haven, where she was a four-year starter and three-year captain of the basketball team.  Ms. Saxton then completed a master's degree in Education/Physical Education from Queens College. She pursued further studies in administration at Mercy College and earned certificates of advanced study in both School Building Leadership and School District Leadership.

 

 

Eileen Davidson said to the Ursuline school community, "Please join me in welcoming Ms. Saxton back to our school community in her new role as Athletic Director. I am confident that Ms. Saxton and our Athletic Department will carry on the world class program that Mrs. Kern has built during her time at The Ursuline School."

 

 

The Ursuline School is a member of the NY State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) and Section 1 Athletics, Conference 1. Our 6th grade teams participate in the CYO League. We offer 35 teams in 13 sports. The Ursuline School is very proud of the fine tradition of excellence in its athletic program. We encourage our student athletes to strive for success both in the classroom and in their team effort.

The 122nd Commencement of The Ursuline School on May 24, 2019 was a joyful occasion.

    

 

Principal Rosemary M. Beirne welcomed those assembled and introduced the trustees in attendance. After the invocation by Msgr. Keane, the senior members of our Honors Choir led the singing of the Star Spangled Banner.

 

 

Valedictorian Naomi Koh looked to the future and declared, "Ursuline has taught us to seek empathy, understanding and common ground. In a country divided by race, religion, and political party, in a world afflicted by hatred, war, and violence, Ursuline has encouraged us to love one another, strive for peace, and protest injustice. In an era of uncertainty and misinformation, Ursuline has taught us to be critical thinkers and to find light in the darkest of times."

Naomi thanked the parents, school administration and then directed these words to the faculty: "Thank you also to our teachers, who have had unwavering patience and faith in us, even after explaining the same concept maybe twenty seven times and still hearing, "Wait, I don't get it."

The importance of your work cannot be overstated; you are the ones who inspire the next generation, teaching us not only how to solve differential equations or write a thesis that actually answers the question, but also how to persevere through difficult times; how to be a good leader, citizen and friend; and how to never give up on ourselves." 

 

 

 

Principal Beirne then called each graduate's name and President Eileen Davidson handed her the diploma.  As the graduates descended the stairs from the stage, daughters of alumnae were greeted by their mothers.

    

 

The 180 members of this class earned more than $28 million in college scholarships. The have exhibited many different talents and a great deal of hard work and perseverance. At graduation,  Assistant Principals Denise Moore and Liz Lynch announced a number of Awards and Honors.

Global Scholars:  Sofia Bishop, Milena Fava-Pastilha, Bianca McIver, and Kyla McLeod.

Serviam Awards for service to the school in the spirit of St. Angela:

Sofia Bishop, Jessica Brij-Raj, Caitlin Conly, Christiana Corporon, Jena Guilfoyle, Christiana Kelly, Natalia Matar, Bianca McIver, and Megan McPartlan.

Departmental Awards.

Classics – Meghan Hanley. 
Computer Science – Naomi Koh. 
English – Deanna Rahman.
Mathematics – Naomi Koh.
Performing Arts – Amanda Moss.
Physical Education – Gianna Cavallaro.
Religious Studies – Sarah Flynn.
Science – Nicole Frontera.
Social Studies – Jenna Kriegel, Kristen Sohr.
Visual Arts – Cameron Natkin.
World Languages: French – Alexandra Sayegh, Italian – Sara Zanotti, Spanish – Jillian Pearson

President Davidson's address encouraged the graduates to "take risks - educated risks - ones that will stretch you to reach your fullest potential as an individual: Take a course simply because it interests you. If and when the opportunity presents itself, don't shy away from public speaking, especially if the thought of it sends you into a mild panic attack as it once did for me! Think of exploring a new career path - perhaps one you had never even considered. In the words of John Henry Newman: "To live is to change, and to be perfect is to have changed often." 

 

    

 

Photo here are by Chris Pope of Pope Photography. We invite you to see more photos at Lohud.com

 

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