Congratulations to fourteen members of the Class of 2016 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 held in our magnificent St. Walburga's Chapel, inductees reflected on the four characteristics of a NHS Scholar, noting that each of the scholars share similar characteristics that are typical of a Holy Child student. They are collaborative, caring, honest young women who value academic integrity and possess a desire to succeed and become her best self within the classroom and beyond. Keynote speaker and Chair of the Religious Studies Department, Alina Troya Aquilato '00 spoke of the character traits instilled by parents, reinforced in our faith and in the mission of Holy Child. "I pray that you will return to the world all that has been given to you, and that you will live a life that displays a 'love full of action'." Congratulations to all of the 2015-2016 National Honor Society Inductees!
School of the Holy Child's Gryphon Players will present an all-female version of Much Ado About Nothing Friday and Saturday, October 17 and 18 at 3:00 p.m. Considered one of Shakespeare's best comedies, this classic tale of romance and gleeful deception follows strong-willed Beatrice and bachelor, Benedick as they bicker, fall victim to trickery and their meddling friends, and deny their affection for one another. This, coupled with a marriage, a fake death, and some rather devious plotting make this an experience you won't soon forget. Bring your blankets and food, and enjoy Shakespeare in the Alumnae Garden.
Scholars of the E.E. Ford Program in Architecture, Engineering and Design for the Common Good participate in this program in alignment with SHC's mission to develop "women of conscience and action." As the students work their way through all of the design stages, they do so with a great appreciation of the intended recipients of their work, gaining a true understanding of the surrounding community needs and the manner through which they can best serve them. It is with this in mind that Holy Child partners with Habitat for Humanity of Westchester. It was our students' distinct honor to have the opportunity to work on Pope Francis' house in Yonkers, N.Y. Click on the title above to read Catholic NY's article on Holy Child's participation in the project.
Welcome to the 2015-2016 school year! Thanks to the generosity of many, we are off to a great start at School of the Holy Child. Our 22,000 square-foot Field House is in full swing! Students and faculty thoroughly enjoyed having our first morning meeting of the year in our new 11,000 square-foot gymnasium. The beautiful new facility is busy all day with students enjoying PE classes, the student common area and dance studio! We look forward to a "bright and joyful future" in our state-of-the-art facility!
Sophia Flissler '18 was recently featured on WABC-TV news for her volunteer work at White Plains Hospital this summer. Sophia volunteers three days per week in the White Plains Hospital NICU Unit. For Sophia the experience has been about giving back to those who took care of Sophia and her family when she was born. "In addition to having the opportunity to work in the medical field, I am learning about the everlasting effect of kindness," Sophia said. It is difficult for Sophia to believe she was ever a part of the NICU Unit. Weighing one pound, 11 ounces when she was born, Sophia spent one month in the NICU unit as a newborn. Now she is volunteering alongside Nancy Longworth, the nurse that took care of her as a baby, as well as Dr. Jesus Jaile-Marti, a past parent at Holy Child. Sophia is quick to point to the generosity and kindness of the nurses, doctors and staff at the hospital. "Nurses spend their entire day with the babies and their families," Sophia said. "Their kindness and generosity is what gets everyone through a very difficult time." Click on the title above to watch the news story, featuring Sophia.