The School of the Holy Child Varsity Volleyball team celebrated their senior team members at this year's Homecoming match against United Nations International School. Seniors, including Francesca LaSalla and Emma Scandole (front row) and Sedinam Anyidoho, Stephanie Kireopoulos, Elizabeth Eiden, Molly Leitner and Reesa Hylton (back row), were recognized for their contributions to the team. Head of School, William C. Hambleton, Ed.D. and Director of Athletics, Amy Pare presented each girl with a rose, and their teammates gave each senior a team ball. Congratulations to our senior volleyball players and their families, and thank you for all your hard work and dedication to the team!
Overlooking the campus of Holy Child, one can see into our future. This week, the steel framing which will provide the support for our future Field House was constructed, and the excitement around campus is palpable. As we look forward to a "bright and joyful future", we are reminded of the words of our foundress, Cornelia Connelly, "This is the time for great things: faith, zeal, generosity, humility, charity."
Congratulations to seniors Elizabeth Eiden, Landy Erlick, Maria Jose Esquivel, Colleen Fink, Molly Leitner, Megan McSherry and Yanilssa Taveras, who were recently inducted into the National Honor Society (NHS). The NHS inductees are recognized for their excellence in four areas – Scholarship, Leadership, Character, and Service. At the celebratory ceremony, inductees reflected on the four characteristics of a NHS Scholar, noting that scholars do not take shortcuts, as there are no contrived steps to an educated mind. Leaders, they added, are often those that take a backseat and humbly applaud those they lead. NHS advisor Kathryn Langstine Gazso '94 thanked parents and faculty for the guidance and support of each of the inductees. Keynote speaker and Chair of the Science Department, Katharine Netto spoke of her love of learning, curiosity and stressed the importance of "getting their learning on!" Congratulations to all of the 2015 National Honor Society Inductees!
Three new sixth graders, Isabelle Dolce, Hannah O'Shea, and Lily Newman joined with Head of School, William C. Hambleton, Ed.D. to add the SHC Rock the Mission stones to the Field House foundation. With the addition of the stones, on which members of our community transcribed the words they feel best describe how we live our mission, our new facility will forever rest upon the words that we all believe in as a School of the Holy Child. In the words of our foundress, Cornelia Connelly, we look forward to "a bright and joyful future."
Head of School, William C. Hambleton, Ed.D., and Associate Director of Athletics, Beau Morki participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in memory of senior Leah Collier's mother, Claire Gormley Collier '80. Claire began a crusade for raising awareness about the disease and fundraising for ALS research through her Friends of Claire Foundation. Her lobbying led to the introduction of the Claire Collier Fairness Act. Students, families, faculty and staff of School of the Holy Child raised close to $1,500 to support two organizations connected with ALS. ALS TDI is focused on research (http://www.als.net/) and MAC Angels supports local families affected by the disease (http://macangels.org/). Many thanks to everyone who supported our efforts. Click the title above to view the video of Holy Child's ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
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