This year’s production of Leader of the Pack, which played at the Shubert Theatre last November, as well as the Drama Club’s production of The Penelopiad, together received 15 nominations and won 5 awards at the 16th Annual Halo Awards.
Jillian Bauknecht was presented with the distinguished Sr. Antonine Signorelli, ASCJ Excelsior Award at our 2019 Commencement Exercises. This award, named for the founding principal of Sacred Heart Academy, is given to the senior who, in the opinion of the Sisters, consistently exemplifies dedication and loyalty to Sacred Heart Academy, imbibes the spirit of the school’s motto Excelsior—committed to reaching “ever higher” in all aspects of her life—and values and is committed to the “strong bonds” formed at Sacred Heart Academy.
Senior Mary Sarah Olson was presented with the distinguished Mother Clelia Merloni Award at Commencement Exercises on May 25. This award, named for the foundress of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, is one of the top two awards presented each year at Commencement to the senior who, in the opinion of the Sisters of the Academy, consistently exemplifies the ideals of love, service and reparation—the three hallmarks of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
Alumnae were welcomed back to the Academy the first weekend in June for an afternoon of reconnecting and reminiscing. This year attendance reached new heights with more than 250 alumnae from the classes ending in 4s and 9s returning to celebrate strong bonds.
Thirty-eight members of the Class of 2019 earned the distinction of 4.0 Gold Tassel Scholar because they held a cumulative four-year minimum average of 4.0 or higher. As tradition dictates, these students wore gold tassels at Commencement Exercises on Saturday, May 25.
On a gloriously sunny, blue sky, summer-like Saturday morning, the Class of 2019 graduated from Sacred Heart Academy! One hundred and nineteen members of the class made that special trip across the stage of the Philip Paolella Recreational, Jr. Center into the ranks of Sacred Heart alumnae.
Each year it is a tradition in many high schools that the Alumni Associations of area colleges present outstanding juniors who excel in scholarship, leadership, and personalaccomplishments with college and university awards. This year at Honors Convocation, Sacred Heart Academy recognized the following outstanding juniors with college and university awards based on the criteria of each college/university.
Click here to view the May/June issue of our enewsletter, “Matters of the Heart…” for current students, parents, faculty and staff, and the Advisory Council. Enjoy our final issue of the 2018-2019 academic year!
The Southern Connecticut Conference (SCC) recently hosted its 26th Scholar Leader Banquet. Two students from each member school were recognized for their outstanding efforts in the classroom, in their school, on the field, and in their local communities. Claire Lagarde ’19 and Vivian Wang ’19 were selected to represent the Academy. Kudos!
The Connecticut Association of Schools (CAS) annually honors two outstanding seniors from each member school who excel in the performing and visual arts while possessing qualities of scholarship and leadership. Congratulations to Samantha Dorsi ’19 and Xiaoxiao Crystal Long ’19 who were selected for excellence in performing and visual arts, respectively.
President Sr. Sheila O’Neill, ASCJ, Ph.D., ’71 has recently been asked to share her perspective and expertise. She was appointed by Archbishop of Hartford Leonard P. Blair to co-chair an ad hoc committee studying the future direction and growth of Catholic elementary school education in New Haven. Sister will serve with the president of Albertus Magnus College, Dr. Marc Camille, who will co-chair the committee.
In March, the student organization SHAdes of SHA hosted Diversity Week to celebrate the many identities that make up our community. As always, the week culminated in a school-wide assembly; this year’s assembly included a performance by the Tia Russell Dance Company of Woodbridge, speaker Antoinette Brim, and the much anticipated cultural fashion show.
Congratulations to Maria Papademetris ’20 who wasnamed a 2019 Governor’s Scholar! Based on her essay, her PSAT score, and her rank in the top five percent of her class, Maria was chosen as one of only thirty Governor’s Scholars in the state.
Incoming freshmen with the highest entrance exam scores and those who demonstrate outstanding academic potential are selected to receive the Sister Antonine Signorelli, ASCJ Memorial Scholarship each year. Established in 1993, the scholarship honors the life, philosophy, and achievements of the Academy’s founding principal. These students display strong academic success with promise of future accomplishment and truly affirm the Academy’s motto, Excelsior.
Congratulations to senior Mary Sarah Olson, this year’s scholar-athlete. Recognized for her cumulative grade point average, varsity sports participation, community service, self-discipline, integrity, and leadership, Mary Sarah will be honored at the Annual Connecticut High School Scholar Athlete Awards dinner in May.