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School Chaplain and Director of Campus Ministry Fr. Ed Ogden celebrated his last school Mass on May 21, the Feast of the Visitation. Next school year, he will be the campus ministry director at the University of Delaware.
This season, the Varsity Softball team won both the league and city championships. The tennis, crew, track, and lacrosse teams all had victories throughout the season from a successful new milestones to podium finishes and new competitions.
Visitation’s “Green Gate” yearbook was named a Jostens National Yearbook Program of Excellence for the 2014-2015 school year. Typically, only 50 schools in the country receive this honor.
The school recognized students’ outstanding efforts and achievements in the co-curricular, service, and academic enrichment arenas this Thursday at an all-school awards assembly.
Cubs Softball catapulted to a 12-1 victory against Potomac last weekend, resulting in a repeat ISL AA championship title. The team plays in the DCSAA state championship this weekend.
Samantha Friskey ’16 won the NextGenVest “18 Under 18” Global Competition in the Future Writer Category. Similar to Forbes “30 Under 30, “18 Under 18 winners represent up-and-coming global leaders.
Sophomore Service Day sent students to 10 locations around D.C. and Maryland to bond together through Christian service. This annual Visitation tradition also included prayer and reflection throughout the day.
Thirty-one Spanish and French students earned gold medals for their performance on the 2015 National Spanish or French Exam. Many additional students earned silver and bronze medals.
On April 29, the Visitation Alumnae Association welcomed the Class of 2015 into the ranks of 7,000 other Visitation alumnae with a lunchtime celebration. Alumnae speakers reflected on what it means to be a Visitation graduate and the opportunities it provides.
Rosemary McGovern ’17, Katie Rinaldi ’17, and Margaret Lindsay ’16 all had top three finishes in their respective categories at the DC Stem Fair.
Colleen Sague ’15 won the St. Timothy Award from the Archdiocese of Washington, which honors an active member of a parish’s youth ministry leadership team. Her parish, Our Lady of Victory, nominated her for the award.
Students’ visual and performing art talents took center stage the last weekend in April during an art show and spring concert. Since it was Reunion Weekend, alumnae were able to help judge the art show and attend the performing arts concert.
Diversity Day 2015 highlighted two topics active in the media today: racism in America and violence against women. Kaleidoscope Multicultural Club members planned the day of learning and discussion for the entire school.
Margaret Lindsay '16 has been selected to participate in the Virginia Governor's 2015 French Academy during the summer of 2015. And Jessica McHenry '16 has been selected for the Virginia Governor's School for voice.
After hosting their Irish “sisters” in the fall, 16 sophomores traveled to Ireland in late March to complete their Irish Exchange experience.
Eight students and two staff members volunteered on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in Pine Ridge, South Dakota, over spring break. The group worked as teachers’ aides in a Catholic elementary school and learned about life on a Native American reservation.
Samantha Friskey ’16 won first place in the Archdiocese of Washington’s John Carroll Society Essay Competition. In her essay, she discussed how the Archdiocese promotes and disseminates Catholic Social Teaching.
Varsity Basketball Coach Mike McCarthy was named Coach of the Year by the Washington Post’s All-Met. Several basketball players and indoor track runners also earned All-Met, All-League, and All-State honors.
Visitation’s French Honor Society welcomed 23 new members on March 31. The Spanish Honor Society previously inducted its new members.
Alexis Gray ’16 was named the D.C. State Athletic Association Girls’ Basketball Player of the Year. Kate Delaney ’15 was selected for the First Team, and Maddy Reed ’16 to the Second Team.
In a Holy Week Prayer Service, students, faculty, and staff gathered to reflect on the last seven words/phrases of Christ. A faculty member discussed the meaning of each phrase in their personal journey and how it is relevant today.
Both the Varsity Basketball and Indoor Track teams won the D.C. State Athletic Association championship. Basketball also won the ISL, and the Swim and Dive team had a solid season.
Harriet Fink ’15 was honored as the D.C. Secondary School Prudential Spirit of Community Award runner-up based on her service work. A group of five juniors also raised more than $27,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Student of the Year campaign and earned the Community Outreach Award.
Maggie Lavoie ’17 was awarded the National Spanish Exam’s Global Citizen Scholarship. Grace Amorosi ’16 won the Spanish Honor Society’s Bertie Green Travel Award.
Visitation’s Masqueraders will present “Bye Bye Birdie” on March 27, 28, and 29. Cast and crew have been working hard for months to create this wonderful performance. Purchase tickets now!
For Junior Career Day, 40 alumnae came back to 35th Street to discuss college, their careers, Visitation’s impact, and the twists along the way. Keynote speaker Alison Kenworthy ’02 advised students to find their passion and be persistent.
Twenty-nine seniors in the Macroceonomics elective visited the New York Stock Exchange and The Wall Street Journal to learn how the subject is applied in everyday life. They also visited the 9/11 Memorial.
Six students presented papers at the Archdiocese of Washington High School Principals Association’s Academic Symposium to peers from 10 other schools. Their topics included religion, war propaganda, and original scientific research.
Science-focused Adriana Dropulic ’15 has been named a Bethesda Magazine Extraordinary Teen, along with 11 other local high school students. Extraordinary Teen profiles can be found in the March/April edition of the magazine, on newsstands now.
On March 10, the Varsity Basketball team triumphed over St. John’s in the DC State Athletic Association Championship.
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Founded in 1799 in Washington, D.C., Georgetown Visitation is a college preparatory school for girls in grades 9-12. We are rooted in the Roman Catholic faith and Salesian tradition, and are committed to educating young women from diverse backgrounds.