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This summer students are dedicating time to serve in their local, national, and global communities.
Director of Christian Service Meghan Greenfield taught a DC Service Immersion summer enrichment class for incoming students to learn about Catholic Social Teaching and the social injustices in the DC area.
Three Visitation students participated in the Salesian Leadership Camp held in Michigan for one week. Along with teens from other schools in the country, the girls learned about leadership skills and Salesian virtues.
Maggie Jackson `15, Addie Zinsner `15, Lauren Martin `16, and Grace Rotondo `17 have been chosen for the US Lacrosse Girls’ All-American team.
Alee Burke ’15 was named Gatorade DC Softball Player of the Year. She is the third Visitation student to receive this honor.
Jeanne Marie Hathaway ’16 won second place for D.C. in the Junior Achievement Essay Competition. The essay prompt asked about a possible required year of public service.
The end-of-year Academic Awards Night on May 31 honored students in all grades for their hard work, service, and spirit throughout the year.
The Class of 2015 graduated on June 2, 2015. Rain caused a few tweaks to tradition, but didn’t dampen the class members’ spirits!
Visitation is full of life during the summer with enrichment classes, the Leadership Lab, sports camps, and more. Registration is still open for all activities, but some deadlines and camps are almost here.
Inspired by Notre Dame University’s Cancer Survivor Tree, Moira Griffith ’15 has created a Remembrance Tree at Visitation. It is a place where the community can honor their loved ones who are battling or have battled cancer.
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.
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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.